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/ 23 October 2005

Wilma heads for Cuba, Florida

Six people were listed as killed and two as missing early on Sunday after Hurricane Wilma erased beaches and flooded luxury hotels up to the third floor in Mexico’s famous Yucatan resorts. More than 71 000 people, many of them foreign tourists, remained in emergency refuge centers for a second night as slow-moving, powerful Wilma continued to pummel the region with high winds and rains.

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/ 22 October 2005

Hurricane Wilma hits Mexico

Sea water rushed into the Mexican resort city of Cancun early on Saturday as Hurricane Wilma whipped up a massive storm surge and unleashed heavy rain and driving winds over a resort area known for its picturesque beaches. The Category Four storm hit the Yucatan peninsula packing sustained winds of 215km an hour, felling trees and tearing roofs off buildings, as tens of thousands of tourists and residents cowered in emergency shelters.

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/ 21 October 2005

Hurricane Wilma blows into Mexico

Hurricane Wilma battered deserted resorts along Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula with howling winds and torrential rain on Friday, toppling trees and power lines. The heart of the fearsome hurricane moved slowly on to the Mexican coast, and authorities have warned it could be one of the most dangerous storms in decades.

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/ 9 October 2004

SA police chief chosen as Interpol president

South African National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi was elected on Friday as the new president of Interpol during the final of the 73rd Interpol General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico, a spokesperson said. Selebi, who was Interpol vice-president for Africa, was elected by a vote of 89 to 31 over Mexican nominee Genaro Garcia Luna.

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/ 15 September 2003

More work ahead, says trade minister

Minister Trade and Industry Alec Erwin has said South Africa is concerned and disappointed that trade ministers from across the world were unable to reach a "definite and concrete" outcome at the World Trade Organisation talks in Cancun.
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