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A city cleaner sweeps normal leaves and debris from a seafront walkway, the morning after Hurricane Patricia passed further south sparing Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. The storm made landfall Friday evening on Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 165 mph (270 kph) but it is rapidly losing steam as it moves over a mountainous region inland from the shore.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

(Bloomberg) — Hurricane Patricia hit Mexico’s west coast in an area between commercial centers and rapidly broke down into a tropical storm, sparing Latin America’s second-biggest economy from a feared catastrophe.

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