Entire Mexican State Underwater, U.S. Slow to Notice
An area of Mexico larger than metro LA is almost completely underwater after two days of severe flooding.
Granted, we're busy fighting a Global War on Terror and it's inconvenient to help our neighbors, not to mention our own domestic needs, but... it's probably worth knowing that 80 percent of Tabasco is underwater. More rain is on its way.
Our fires were on front pages around the world. So how come when Mexico experiences "one of the worst [catastrophes] in the country's recent history" it barely garners mention in the states? The Tabasco flood has been the BBC's top story for 48 hours and not only is the Beeb on the story -- bbcnews.com is seeking pictures and publishing "your stories" in addition to video.
The LA Times / America doesn't care about Mexicans, as Kanye might say.
UPDATE: Maria Antonieta Uribe and Sam Enriquez file from Mexico City in Saturday's LAT (and we hope it lands on A1):
"The scene here is terrible, it's biblical," said Javier Velazco, assistant director of the Red Cross in Tabasco. "We're attending to thousands of people. We're delivering food, rope and water, but it's not enough. We need everybody's help."
The Red Cross is accepting donations here.Video and more after the jump.
Photo by Alfredo Guerrero, Mexico Presidential Press Office.