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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, September 11, 2017, 13:09 (378 days ago)

Apart from Saturday's flooding downtown after a moderate rainstorm, many of us spent a lot of time watching Hurricane Irma putter out over Florida after causing major devastation to Barbuda, St. Martin, St. John, Tortola, St. Thomas and especially to Cuba. Most of the devastation on the Caribbean islands and especially in Cuba has been totally ignored by your stateside media. Amazingly the worst earthquake to hit Mexico in recorded history got a brief mention here and there until all the news stations had their "reporters" broadcasting "live from the hurricane" in Florida, then we never saw another word about any other news anywhere else in the world. Even our local news managed to keep up with the Pope's visit to Colombia where peace has broken out (two news stories I haven't seen in the U.S. media), and the major flooding in India.

I forgot to mention that we have a new rock'n'roll joint in town, "La Casa de Rock". Some of the best music in Zihuatanejo! And it's got A/C! Several local artists got together to open the place up, and it's one of the few local bars I can wholeheartedly recommend. It's located right next door to the Posada Citlali on Vicente Guerrero Street in downtown Zihuatanejo They rock early on and not too late, and the noise level is totally acceptable. These folks are setting a fine example, so we hope to see them enjoy some success. Xpresión Inmune is one of the bands that plays there. I've heard nothing but good music there. Come check them out and enjoy the ambiance!

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by Canada1 @, Monday, September 11, 2017, 13:31 (378 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We saw alot of coverage here in Canada on the quake, the u.s. stations rightly so we're covering the major storm that engulfed all of Florida example 5.8 million users without power.

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by midalake @, Monday, September 11, 2017, 13:57 (378 days ago) @ Canada1

We saw alot of coverage here in Canada on the quake, the u.s. stations rightly so we're covering the major storm that engulfed all of Florida example 5.8 million users without power.


The coverage of US territories and Puerto Rico's devastation is what matters to ME and many other citizens of the USA.........NOW Florida as well.

Sorry if Cuba is having an issue.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, September 11, 2017, 14:32 (378 days ago) @ midalake

We saw alot of coverage here in Canada on the quake, the u.s. stations rightly so we're covering the major storm that engulfed all of Florida example 5.8 million users without power.

The coverage of US territories and Puerto Rico's devastation is what matters to ME and many other citizens of the USA.........NOW Florida as well.

Sorry if Cuba is having an issue.

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My Caribbean islander friends are as disappointed as I am over the lack of news coverage by the MSM. We care about Florida of course since most of us have lived or currently live there, but ignoring our Caribbean brothers and sisters is insulting to us, no matter if it's Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico or Nevis. We find the myopic "America first" attitude shameful and lacking the kind of humanity and compassion we believe in. Sorry to hear you could care less about an island or a population because of its government. That is discrimination and it is unacceptable to us.

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by Canada1 @, Monday, September 11, 2017, 14:58 (378 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We saw alot of coverage here in Canada on the quake, the u.s. stations rightly so we're covering the major storm that engulfed all of Florida example 5.8 million users without power.

The coverage of US territories and Puerto Rico's devastation is what matters to ME and many other citizens of the USA.........NOW Florida as well.

Sorry if Cuba is having an issue.

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My Caribbean islander friends are as disappointed as I am over the lack of news coverage by the MSM. We care about Florida of course since most of us have lived or currently live there, but ignoring our Caribbean brothers and sisters is insulting to us, no matter if it's Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico or Nevis. We find the myopic "America first" attitude shameful and lacking the kind of humanity and compassion we believe in. Sorry to hear you could care less about an island or a population because of its government. That is discrimination and it is unacceptable to us.

Can't seem to see where the government was Mentioned?

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by Charlybby, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 02:30 (378 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thank you Rob! So many places & people/friends are affected! Not just USA.. Has anyone noticed how many people have died in Nigeria hurricane flooding?!?! Or homes lost?! Still very sad wherever it is:-( :-(

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by Talley Ho @, Monday, September 11, 2017, 14:39 (378 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Great news about a new music venue/bar.
Great pictures.
Still can't get ANY news about our old home, South Caicos. We suspect it was literally scoured clean.

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by Mexalberta @, Monday, September 11, 2017, 17:45 (378 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Our son in laws parents are on the 8th floor of a bldg without a elevator. In Mexico City . They were terrified.
The coverage here in Canada was very precise and complete.
Cuba coverage has been good as well. There were more thousands of Canadians there, but the coverage was equally expressing concern about the Cubans as well.

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by Ottawa Joe, Monday, September 11, 2017, 18:43 (378 days ago) @ Mexalberta

I did not see much coverage on national news stations about Cuba during or after Irma roared through just pictures on the internet if I want to see them. Downtown Havana is more then knee deep in water. There was more coverage about the smaller islands on the news showing the devastation. The earthquake I learned about here but it too was overshadowed by Irma.

CBC and CTV must have a combined total of 10 reporters covering Florida from different locals so with that kind of money spent its no surprise what is getting most coverage. Also because they could get people in relatively easy prior to the storm hitting not so easy to get reporters into Chiapas after the fact.

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by Mexalberta @, Monday, September 11, 2017, 19:13 (378 days ago) @ Ottawa Joe

Once again the difference between here and there!

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by Lilyana, Monday, September 11, 2017, 21:50 (378 days ago) @ Mexalberta

MexAlberta,

I'll back you up on that. Very good coverage on the Mexico earthquake here in BC.

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by Charlybby, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 02:43 (378 days ago) @ Lilyana

MexAlberta,

I'll back you up on that. Very good coverage on the Mexico earthquake here in BC.

Yes! Most news is about USA

but nada Caribbean, Mexico,

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by James, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 09:08 (377 days ago) @ Charlybby

Rachel Maddow did about 11 minutes on St John -- finally.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 10:24 (377 days ago) @ James

Lengthy coverage of Irma and the Islands this a.m. on CNN. Seems there was a problem getting reports in many areas. Looting and lawlessness now the major problem following the major devastation. Military is being deployed and evacuation by air and sea in progress. It is a mess there no doubt.

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by rojo, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 13:50 (377 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

The best coverage I have seen on TV is on the BBC NEWS. It covered the Florida, Cuba, and most of the Islands. Also they report on the earthquake and storm in Mexico. The US News seems too much repetitive on the same issue,over and over again usually with someone standing out in the high wind and telling the people to not leave their shelter

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by allen @, Pacific Northwest, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 03:56 (376 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

And then again there is Bangladesh where over 1200 people have died and no mention of it here and not much on mainstream media either. I guess we all have our prejudices.