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U.S. Government Wants To Help Mexico Assess Earthquake Damage

The American government wants to help Mexico assess the damage of the devastating earthquake that hit the country almost two months ago.

It’s doing so through a $100,000 donation directed to an earthquake engineering firm based in San Francisco called Miyamoto. Here on the line, we’ve got Corey Michaud. He is the Latin America and Caribbean program manager for Miyamoto.

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Jorge Valencia joined KJZZ in August 2016 as the station's first senior field correspondent based in Mexico City. His reporting focuses on the business and economics between Arizona and Mexico.Valencia previously covered the North Carolina statehouse in Raleigh for North Carolina Public Radio. He reported on a controversial law that curtailed protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people, and on voting rights and environmental policy issues. He also reported on the shooting of three Arab-American students, traveling to Turkey's border with Syria to report on a project the students had started to help Syrian refugees.Valencia began his journalism career covering crime for the Roanoke Times of Virginia and in internships with newspapers including the Wall Street Journal. He has been the recipient of multiple journalism awards for his work in radio and in newspapers. Valencia studied journalism at the University of Maryland and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia, and the suburbs of Washington, D.C.