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2005-10-07 14:10:00

LIMA, Peru -- Water levels along Peru's stretch of the Amazon river have fallen to 35-year lows following a series of recent hurricanes along U.S. and Mexican coasts and years of deforestation in the Amazon jungle, Peru's National Meteorological Service, SENAMHI, said. According to studies at Peru's main Amazon jungle town, Iquitos, water volumes in October have fallen to 423,700 cubic feet a second from a normal average of 882,866 cubic feet a second, SENAMHI told daily newspaper Peru.21 on...

2005-10-07 09:40:54

By Frank Jack Daniel SOLOLA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Rescuers fought through crumbling mountains and waterlogged plains on Friday to try to reach survivors of landslides and floods that have killed at least 218 people in Central America and Southern Mexico. An elite emergency team worked through a night of fog and rain, amid multiple landslides, in their effort to get to the Maya Indian village of Santiago Atitlan, where 40 people died in one of hundreds of mudslides in the wake of...

2005-10-06 17:56:28

By Eduardo Garcia TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - A huge mudslide engulfed dozens of homes in Guatemala's Maya Indian highlands, killing 40 people as rains and flash floods from Hurricane Stan devastated Central America and southern Mexico. The tragedy struck two indigenous hamlets in the municipality of Santiago Atitlan, a popular destination for U.S. and European tourists, injuring some 300 people, local government officials said on Thursday. There were no immediate reports of...

2005-10-06 15:59:50

By Eduardo Garcia TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - A huge mudslide in a Guatemalan lakeside town popular with tourists killed 40 people after rains and flash floods from Hurricane Stan devastated Central America and southern Mexico. The latest tragedy was at Santiago Atitlan, a popular destination for U.S. and European visitors in Guatemala's Maya Indian highlands, the government said on Thursday. With the new deaths, 210 people have now been killed in floods and mudslides in Central...

2005-10-06 10:08:58

By Frank Jack Daniel GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Raging flood waters cut off large areas of Central America and southern Mexico on Thursday, hurting efforts to rescue victims of mudslides that have killed at least 164 people in the wake Hurricane Stan. Emergency teams battled to reach remote villages where hillsides collapsed under torrential rains, and thousands of evacuees from urban shantytowns hunkered down in emergency shelters as rain pounded the region. "We have lots of...

2005-10-06 01:46:07

By Mario Linares TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Raging brown floodwater and banks of mud covered chunks of Central America and southern Mexico on Thursday after days of torrential rain and mudslides killed at least 162 across the region. Rescue workers battled to get to remote villages, where hillsides have collapsed under the downpour, and thousands of evacuees from urban shantytowns hunkered down in emergency shelters as rain continued to pound the region. The death toll soared on...

2005-10-05 21:09:52

By Mario Linares TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 162 people in Central America and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under four days of downpours. The death toll more than doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and emergency teams...

2005-10-05 19:51:17

By Mario Linares TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 133 people in Central America and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under four days of downpours. The death toll nearly doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and emergency teams...

2005-10-05 17:56:17

By Mario Linares TECPAN, Guatemala (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 117 people in Central America and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under the weight of four days of downpours. The death toll nearly doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and...

2005-10-05 15:06:29

By Noel Randewich TAPACHULA, Mexico (Reuters) - Huge mudslides, flooding and torrential rains from Hurricane Stan have killed at least 117 people in Central American and southern Mexico, rescue workers said on Wednesday. Relentless rain pounded mountain villages and urban shanty towns across the impoverished region, and hillsides collapsed under the weight of four days of downpours. The death toll nearly doubled on Wednesday when rivers burst their banks in southern Mexico, and...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'