The death toll from Hurricane Otis in Mexico has risen to 43

The death toll from Hurricane Otis in Mexico has risen to 43

Mexico City  - The number of people killed by Hurricane Otis in Guerrero State, Mexico, has increased to 43 people with 36 people still missing, said Evelyn Salgado, the state's governor, on Sunday (29/10).

"This is just preliminary data," the governor told Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador via telephone, Xinhua reported on Monday.

Otis, a Category 5 hurricane, swept across the Pacific coast of Guerrero State on Wednesday, causing extensive damage, especially to the beachside resort of Acapulco, one of Mexico's top tourist destinations.

Lopez Obrador explained that Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission had reinstalled 3,211 of the 10,000 power poles that had fallen in the port of Acapulco alone.

He estimates that the electricity supply in Acapulco will be fully restored on Monday (30/10) evening local time to guarantee the supply of fuel such as gasoline, diesel and domestic gas.

An American expert talks about the failure of the neoconservatives in Ukraine

The distinguished American economist Jeffrey Sachs revealed the "final stage" of the failure of the American neocons in Ukraine, which lasted 30 years.
This came in an article by Sachs in the Greek newspaper “Kathimerini” , which is one of the most anti-Russian newspapers in Greece, where the economist continued that the neoconservative plan to encircle “ NATO ” Russia in the Black Sea region “has failed, and the decisions that will be taken by the United States will have to do with it.” The United States and Russia are now of great importance to the peace, security and prosperity of the entire world.”

“There were four events that dashed neoconservative hopes for NATO’s eastward expansion into Ukraine, Georgia, and beyond,” wrote Sachs, who is professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University and president of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. “The first is obvious. Ukraine was exposed . ” "To destruction on the battlefield, with tragic and terrifying casualties. Russia is winning the war of attrition, which was expected from the beginning, but the neocons and the mainstream media deny it to this day."

Jeffrey Sachs continued: “The second event is the decline in European support for the neoconservative strategy in the United States, as Poland is no longer holding talks with Ukraine. Hungary has always opposed the neoconservatives, and Slovakia elected an anti-neocon government. The European Union leaders (Macron, Meloni, Sanchez, Schulz, and Sunak) became and others) suffer from disapproval rates much higher than their approval rates.”

The third event is the cutting of US economic support to Ukraine, as the Republican Party base, a number of Republican presidential candidates, and a growing number of Republican members of Congress oppose increased spending on Ukraine.

The fourth event, according to Sachs, which is urgent from the Ukrainian point of view, is represented by “the possible Russian attack and the fall of hundreds of thousands of casualties in Ukraine, after artillery, air defenses, tanks and other heavy weapons have been exhausted, as it is possible that Russia will launch a massive attack.” the range".

Sachs pointed out that Ukraine is at risk of economic, demographic, and military collapse, while the United States urgently needs to change course, as President Biden must inform Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States will end NATO’s expansion to the east, if the two countries reach a new agreement on... Security arrangements.

Sachs stressed the need for Biden to agree to negotiate a security arrangement similar, although not in all details, to Putin’s proposals on December 17, 2021, as it was “foolish,” in Sachs’s words, for Biden to refuse to negotiate with Biden at the time. And now "it's time to do it."

Sachs believes that there are 4 basic elements to reach an agreement:

First, agreeing not to expand NATO eastward, but without canceling the previous expansion, as the alliance will not tolerate Russian interference in current alliance countries.

Secondly, the new agreement should include nuclear weapons. Including the unilateral withdrawal of the United States of America from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002, the deployment of Aegis missiles in Poland and Romania, the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in 2019, and the suspension of the Treaty, as well as the START Treaty. 2".

Third, Russia and Ukraine must agree on new borders, with ethnic-Russian-majority Crimea and ethnic-Russian-majority regions in eastern Ukraine remaining part of Russia. The border changes will be accompanied by security guarantees for Ukraine, with unanimous support from the UN Security Council and countries such as Germany, Turkey and India.

Fourth, restore trade, economic, cultural and tourism relations between Russia and the European Union, as it is time again to hear Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky in concert halls in the United States and Europe.

Jeffrey Sachs pointed out that the neoconservatives in the United States bear a great deal of responsibility for undermining Ukraine's 1991 borders, as Russia did not claim the Crimean Peninsula until after the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych with the support of the United States of America in 2014. Russia has not yet annexed the Donbass region. In 2014, it called on Ukraine to respect the “Minsk-2” agreements, adopted by the United Nations, and promised autonomy to Donbass. The neoconservatives preferred to arm Ukraine to regain control of Donbass by force rather than granting it autonomy.

Sachs concluded his article by saying, “The key to long-term peace in Europe is collective security, as demanded by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. According to the organization’s agreements, member states may not enhance their security at the expense of the security of other states.”
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