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:
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
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.”
Thinking about our neighbors in Mexico and all our Mexican-American friends tonight. Cuidense mucho y un fuerte abrazo para todos.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 20, 2017
Donald J. Trump:
President Trump also published a tweet aimed at Mexico City.
God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2017
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.”
Nuestra solidaridad con el pueblo mexicano y su presidente Enrique Peña Nieto @EPN, tras sismo registrado. Cuentan con el apoyo de Colombia.
— Juan Manuel Santos (@JuanManSantos) September 19, 2017
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 …”
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) September 19, 2017
Michel Temer also wrote, “Great sadness for another strong earthquake in Mexico. We are with the Mexicans in these difficult times.”
Grande tristeza ao tomar conhecimento de outro forte terremoto no México. Estamos ao lado do povo mexicano nesta hora tão difícil.
— Michel Temer (@MichelTemer) September 19, 2017
Devastating news from Mexico City. My thoughts are with those affected by today’s earthquake – Canada will be ready to help our friends.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 19, 2017
“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.
Un abrazo solidario al pueblo mexicano y al Pdte. @EPN tras el terremoto. Ustedes saben que pueden contar con el apoyo de Chile siempre.
— Michelle Bachelet (@mbachelet) September 19, 2017