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Severe Rains in Southern Spain Take 3 Lives

A 6-year-old girl and an elderly man died Friday in the southern municipality of Puerto Lumbreras as a result of heavy rains battering much of southern Spain, bringing to three the number of fatalities blamed on the storm. continue reading »

Panama to Reduce Vulnerability to Natural Disasters with $100 Million Investment

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $100 million to help Panama reduce its vulnerability to natural disasters and the effects of climate change. continue reading »

Guatemalan Rain Claims the Life of a 6-Year-Old Boy

A 6-year-old boy became the first fatality of the 2012 rainy season in Guatemala, the Conred emergency management agency said Wednesday. The child died Tuesday when a mudslide tore through a home in Choacorral, a hamlet in the northwes continue reading »

Heavy Rains in Peru Leave 260,000 Homeless and 53 Dead over Last 6 Months

Since November last year, when the rains began to fall in Peru, until recent days, the total affected by natural disasters is very high. The news, sent to Fides from the Catholic radio station Onda Azul in Puno, reports the data in the Report of the National Institute of Civil Defense, regarding the consequences of heavy rains in the last 6 months: 53 deaths, 267,391 homeless, 9,383 houses destroyed. continue reading »