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Hurricane Wilma forces MTV to cancel awards

The approach of Hurricane Wilma has forced MTV to postpone the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, which had been scheduled for Mexico's Playa del Carmen resort.

MTV's Mexico spokeswoman Dulce Gordillo confirmed that the program had been postponed until a still-unspecified date.

The cable network earlier had shifted the program from Thursday to Wednesday to avoid the hurricane, which was forecast to pass close by Mexico's Caribbean coast on Friday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that the storm had developed into the most intense hurricane on record in the Atlantic basin.