Cancun conference shines spotlight on Mexico’s progress in dealing with disasters

Hurricane Dean approaches the Yucatan Peninsula in 2007. (MAP: earthobservatory.nasa.gov)

Menaced by volcanoes, earthquakes and hurricanes, Mexico has made strides in forming a national plan to reduce those and other risks, but business and communities must be involved to make the country more robust in the long term, said its emergency services chief. Ahead of a major U.N. conference on disasters in the Mexican resort of Cancun, Luis Felipe More...

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