By: Patricia Ann Talley, Editor, Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
When disaster strikes, when people need help, it’s good to have friends and neighbors. Just like during Hurricane Katrina, when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas this week, Mexico was quick to respond offering assistance and aid to the USA. But, as of today, the Trump administration has not decided if it will accept Mexico’s help for the disaster victims.
Mexico provided assistance during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, but its current offer of help during Hurricane Harvey has not been accepted. Photo: Getty Images
In a statement released on August 27, 2017, Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed: “The Mexican government takes this opportunity to express its full solidarity with the people and government of the United States as a result of the damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and expresses that it has offered to provide help and cooperation to the US government in order to deal with the impact of this natural disaster —as good neighbors should always do in trying times.”
Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs also issued a press release clearly stating that Mexico would “not pay, under any circumstances, for a wall or physical barrier built on US territory along the Mexican border.”
Mexico released these statements after Trump sent tweets regarding crime and building a wall between Mexico, as Harvey was flooding Houston on Sunday.
Download the Press Release from the government of Mexico.Press Release- Government of Mexico – Wall-Hurricane-NAFTA