• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Honduras Rains Leave 30 Dead, 14 Missing

October 31, 2008

TEGUCIGALPA – At least 30 people have died, 14 remain missing and more than 670,000 have been adversely affected by the rains that have battered Honduras over the past two weeks.

The Permanent Contingency Committee reported that 55,000 people have been evacuated, 53,000 have lost their belongings or means of subsistence and 20,000 have taken refuge in shelters.

The report also revealed that 10,000 homes, 227 roads and some 66,000 hectares of crops have been damaged, among other material damage.

Several countries and international organizations have been providing economic and material aid in response to the emergency, with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announcing last week that he had approved the delivery of $2 million in humanitarian assistance.

The heavy rains have caused flooding, landslides and other problems in more than 300 communities in 16 of Honduras’ 18 provinces.

 

You may be interested

Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office
Costa Rica
3509 views
Costa Rica
3509 views

Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 25, 2021

Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., on Thursday opened a new office in Costa Rica to support the…

Costa Rica aims for urban natural parks to improve wellness in cities
Costa Rica
2605 views
Costa Rica
2605 views

Costa Rica aims for urban natural parks to improve wellness in cities

The Tico Times - February 25, 2021

The Costa Rican government this week issued a decree creating a new type of park within the framework of the…

Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief
Daniel Ortega
3975 views
Daniel Ortega
3975 views

Rule of law deteriorating in Nicaragua: UN rights chief

AFP - February 25, 2021

The rule of law is deteriorating in Nicaragua ahead of November's general elections, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned Thursday,…