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Gulf Cartel hands out relief for victims of Mexico flooding

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A man wades through a flooded street in Acapulco, state of Guerrero, Mexico, on September 18, 2013 as heavy rains hit the country. Mexican authorities scrambled Tuesday to launch an air lift to evacuate tens of thousands of tourists stranded amid floods in the resort of Acapulco following a pair of deadly storms. The official death toll rose to 47 after the tropical storms, Ingrid and Manuel, swarmed large swaths of the country during a three-day holiday weekend, sparking landslides and causing rivers to overflow in several states.
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A man wades through a flooded street in Acapulco, state of Guerrero, Mexico, on September 18, 2013 as heavy rains hit the country.

While the government and aid organizations struggle to get help to the affected communities, one group has magnanimously pitched in to help: The Gulf Cartel.

Now to Mexico where large parts of the country are recovering from the twin storms that hit last week. Tropical storm Manuel ravaged the Pacific coast and the resort town of Acapulco, while Hurricane Ingrid battered the Gulf coast to the east.

The official death toll has surpassed one hundred and there are dozens still missing in a deadly landslide. Now, while the government and aid organizations struggle to get help to the affected communities, one group has magnanimously pitched in to help: The Gulf Cartel.

The cartel controls drug traffic on parts of the gulf coast struck by the hurricane has reportedly been handing out food, water and clothing. Reporter Dudley Althaus, who wrote about this for the Global Post, joins the show with more. 
 

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