Ju­chitán, Mex­ico

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Deadly earth­quake: The big­gest earth­quake to hit Mex­ico in a cen­tury struck the south­ern states of Oax­aca and Chi­a­pas last week, killing some 100 peo­ple and prompt­ing the gov­ern­ment to re­scind its of­fer of aid to U.S. vic­tims of Hur­ri­cane Har­vey. The mag­ni­tude-8.1 quake and mul­ti­ple af­ter­shocks de­mol­ished thou­sands of homes. The town of Ju­chitán was es­pe­cially hard­hit. “Ev­ery­thing that I worked so long for is gone,” shop owner Ben­ito Chi­nas, 83, told the As­so­ci­ated Press. “At my age how am I go­ing to start over?” Mean­while, di­rectly north, Hur­ri­cane Ka­tia made land­fall in Ver­acruz state along Mex­ico’s Gulf coast, knock­ing out power to tens of thou­sands and dump­ing heavy rain; two peo­ple were killed in a mud­slide.

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