Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Catastrophe in Central America

Central America is getting pounded by relentless rain. Tim has excellent coverage as to what is happening in El Salvador as well as ways in which you can help (The deluge of 2011, Weather map for El Salvador, Blog Action Day - The Rains and Food).

El Salvador from the Inside has some statistics and coverage of the storm's damage as well here and here.

Voices from El Salvador has been providing coverage all along. See here, here,  here, here, here and here.

Al Jazeera has video on the storm in Guatemala.

The Central American economies were already hurting and the economic effects of the storms will do nothing to help. Perhaps this presents itself as another good opportunity for President Obama and the Department of Homeland Security to offer temporary protected status to Guatemalans instead of touting how many people it deported in 2010.

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