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World Leaders Respond to Mexico's Earthquake

Foreign Leaders respond to Mexico's earthquake
By The News · 22 of September 2017 17:56:13
Dust rises over down town Mexico City during a 7.1 earthquake, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, Dust rises over down town Mexico City during a 7.1 earthquake, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, photo: Francisco Caballero Gout via AP

Mexico was shaken this past Tuesday by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Since then there has been a lot of attention both from inside and outside of the country.

Here are some of the responses from important international figures and leaders:

Pope Francis: 

He asked for prayers for all Mexicans after the 7.1 earthquake during the general audience which is held every Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square.

“In this moment of pain I want to express my closeness and prayer for all the beloved Mexican population,” he said

Barack Obama: 

Obama tweeted, “Thinking about our neighbors in Mexico and all our Mexican-American friends tonight. Take care of yourselves and a big hug for everyone.”

Donald J. Trump:

President Trump also published a tweet aimed at Mexico City.

Juan Manuel Santos: 

Colombian president Santos tweeted, “Our solidarity with the Mexican people and its president Enrique Peña Nieto @EPN, after the registered earthquake. They have Colombia’s support.”

Nicolás Maduro

Venezuelan President Maduro tweeted, “All our Solidarity with #México in this hour of so much pain … Mexico Strong … Venezuela is ready for that loving and Christian Solidarity …”

Michel Temer: 

Michel Temer also wrote, “Great sadness for another strong earthquake in Mexico. We are with the Mexicans in these difficult times.”

Justin Trudeau:

Michelle Bachelet

“A hug of solidarity for the Mexican people and the president @EPN after the earthquake. You know that you can always count on the support of Chile,” she wrote.