Politics aside, what would be the American response if a natural disaster hit Mexico?
About 50 miles southeast of Mexico City, Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano (poe poe cat u petal) stirred from its slumber and announced its presence; this has been occurring since mid-April of 2016.
The eruption climbed up over 6500 ft. and spewed lava, rocks, and clouds of ash into the sky.
Popocatepetl is Aztec, and translates to smoking mountain.
Popocatepetl had been mostly dormant till 1994, since then it has become one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes. Situated 50 miles from the most populated metropolises in the western hemisphere, this volcano could pose as a serious threat to the 25 million people who live in the region, as well as the ripple effect it would cause globally.
Some questions to ask:
Imagine what the human response would be if Popo popped?
The United States infrastructure could not handle a disaster of this magnitude, how well could Mexico’s?
Millions would flee… where?
In a region already plagued with corruption and crime, what would become of the remaining law & order? How would the world respond to this power vacuum?
The world can’t effectively deal with Syria’s refugee problem, what would happen if this dilemma became exponential?
This post is not to spread alarmist fear or conspiracy tangents, but instead to serve as a tool to stay informed of the world around you... to be aware of potential storms.