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Mexican families get houses funded by Mel Gibson

Mexican officials have presented victims of hurricane Stan with 109 homes that were partly funded by a donation from filmmaker Mel Gibson.

Mexican officials have presented victims of hurricane Stan with 109 homes that were partly funded by a donation from filmmaker Mel Gibson.

Gibson filmed his 2006 Mayan-language movie "Apocalypto" in the Gulf coast state Veracruz. Gibson donated $1 million to replace storm-damaged homes in Veracruz and neighbouring Chiapas state.

The office of Veracruz Gov. Fidel Herrera said Tuesday the government and a private charity pitched in the rest of the cost of the homes in the town San Andres Tuxtla.

He did not say how much each cost.

Stan struck Central America and southern Mexico in October 2005.

The storm damaged 40,000 homes in Mexico and killed 71 people in Chiapas.

 
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