WORLD BRIEFING / MEXICO

TIMES WIRE REPORTS

Hurricane Jimena formed in the eastern Pacific near the Mexican resort of Acapulco, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm could become a major hurricane today. Jimena was about 285 miles southwest of Acapulco, packing winds of around 80 mph, and was moving west-northwest, roughly parallel to the coastline.

It was the second hurricane of the 2009 eastern Pacific season to brush close to Mexico after Andres pounded the same area in June, flooding Acapulco and sweeping a fisherman to his death.

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