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2006-06-21 07:10:00

Mica Rosenberg PANABAJ, Guatemala -- Homeless since a mudslide last year turned her Mayan village into a mass grave, Guatemalan widow Antonia Garcia has twice fled her plastic emergency shelter from the torrents of a new rainy season. Cramped into shelters yards from where up to 1,400 people were buried under a collapsed mountainside last October, she and nearly 300 other families waiting for new housing fear they could meet the same fate any time the rain thunders down. "People are scared,"...

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2006-05-04 08:00:00

By Anthony Boadle HAVANA -- Small Caribbean and Central American countries have suffered devastation and thousands of deaths from increasingly frequent hurricanes, and forecasters predict another rough season this year for the region and its tourist resorts. International relief agencies warn poor countries are not prepared to cope with the disasters and say deaths will continue to rise. A record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season brought 28 tropical storms, 15 of which became full-blown...

2006-03-02 11:40:00

By Mica Rosenberg GUATEMALA CITY -- This year's hurricane season could match the record breaking destruction caused by storms in 2005, the United Nations warned. In 2005, an unprecedented 27 tropical storms, 15 of which became full-blown hurricanes, battered Central America and the U.S. Gulf coast, killing more than 3,000 people and causing tens of billions of dollars in damage. "We have reason to fear that 2006 could be as bad as 2005," Jan Egeland, the undersecretary general for...

2006-03-02 12:01:10

By Mica Rosenberg GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - This year's hurricane season could match the record breaking destruction caused by storms in 2005, the United Nations warned. In 2005, an unprecedented 27 tropical storms, 15 of which became full-blown hurricanes, battered Central America and the U.S. Gulf coast, killing more than 3,000 people and causing tens of billions of dollars in damage. "We have reason to fear that 2006 could be as bad as 2005," Jan Egeland, the undersecretary...

2005-12-15 12:10:00

By Robert Evans GENEVA -- Catastrophic storms like Hurricanes Katrina and Stan took weather extremes to new levels in 2005, with flooding and heatwaves touching almost every continent, the United Nations weather body WMO said on Thursday. But in an annual review, WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said that while high temperatures and heavy rains could probably be linked to global warming, this phenomenon could not yet be firmly blamed for the summer's Caribbean hurricanes. "This year is...

2005-11-20 19:03:05

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (Reuters) - U.S. military helicopters began flying aid to survivors in central America on Sunday as Gamma, the 24th major storm in a record-breaking hurricane season, weakened after killing 14 people. Gamma slowed to a tropical depression and meandered off the Honduran coast with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour. It was expected to dissipate by early Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm swiped Central America on...

2005-11-20 02:18:27

By Tomas Bravo EL PROGRESO, Honduras (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America on Saturday and killed at least 12 people, three of them in a plane crash on their way to a luxury jungle lodge owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola. In Honduras, Gamma's torrential rains, which followed several days of downpours from a cold front, cut off Caribbean coast villages, killed at least nine people and left 14 others missing. Several disappeared when a rescue boat overturned...

2005-11-19 23:38:22

By Tomas Bravo EL PROGRESO, Honduras (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America on Saturday and killed at least 12 people, three of them in a plane crash on their way to a luxury jungle lodge owned by film director Francis Ford Coppola. In Honduras, Gamma's torrential rains, which followed several days of downpours from a cold front, cut off Caribbean coast villages, killed at least nine people and left 14 others missing. Several disappeared when a rescue boat overturned...

2005-11-19 21:08:24

By Tomas Bravo EL PROGRESO, Honduras (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gamma lashed Central America with heavy rain on Saturday, killing at least nine people and cutting off part of the Honduran coast as the 24th major storm in a record Atlantic hurricane season cut an erratic course toward Cuba. Slow-moving Gamma was expected to bypass Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, still recovering from a battering by Hurricane Wilma three weeks ago, and forecasters revised an earlier prediction to say that...

2005-11-10 15:00:00

By Frank Jack Daniel BELISARIO DOMINGUEZ, Mexico -- Thousands of Mexican villagers whose homes were wrecked by Hurricane Stan's flooding and landslides last month are clawing through the mud to rebuild on the same perilous mountainsides. They know their homes are still vulnerable to natural disasters like Stan, which claimed up to 2,000 lives in Mexico and Central America. But they have nowhere else to go and, like many of Latin America's poorest, little hope for government aid after years of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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