After deadly natural disaster, Mexico says it can't help Texas recovery

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The report of 96 people dead dead remain: 16 in Chiapas, four in Tabasco and 76 in Oaxaca.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray on Monday night and offered condolences for the tragedies.

"Mexico will be alert to developments related to this hurricane in the coming days and hopes that Florida, Texas and Louisiana soon recover from the damage caused by the hurricanes that have struck them".

"Given these circumstances, the Mexican government will channel all available logistical support to serve the families and communities affected in the national territory", the Mexican foreign ministry said Monday, according to the Guardian.

The death toll from the recent magnitude-8.2 natural disaster that rocked southern Mexico rose to 95 on Monday, the government of the southern state of Oaxaca said.

Almost 2 million people were left in the darkness without power following the quake, and schools in 11 states were closed as a safety measure.

Late on Saturday, authorities in the southern state of Oaxaca said there were 71 confirmed fatalities there, many of them in the town of Juchitan, where the rush to bury victims crowded a local cemetery on Saturday.

The same day Mexico offered the country's help to Abbott, Trump tweeted about the wall and NAFTA.

Though the United States and Mexico have historically been close allies, relations have been strained since Trump took office.

"With Mexico being one of the highest crime nations in the world, we must have THE WALL".

Last month, the Mexican government released a statement promising help in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The Foreign Ministry said it received a letter from Tillerson on September 6 stating the US would accept the support, but only required logistical support.

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