A magnitude-7.2 Easter quake killed two and injured more than 100 people, ripped up roads, collapsed a Mexicali hospital that had to be evacuated and knocked out the Delta Canal, which is used to irrigate farmland. In its wake, the temblor left hundreds without homes and jobs.
Mexico’s disaster struck after the world witnessed two devastating quakes in the first months of the new year in Haiti and Chile, and the international community responded. International relief to earthquake-ravaged Haiti alone topped $1 billion, roughly $2 million of which came from Riverside County.
But next to nothing was sent to an area of Mexico about 120 miles southeast of the Coachella Valley.Get the rest of the story at mydesert.com