Flooding, ashfall, strong winds top Costa Rica’s natural disaster list this year
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Flooding, ashfall, strong winds top Costa Rica’s natural disaster list this year

L. Arias - December 29, 2016

2016 was a rough year for many people around the world, and Costa Rica was no exception: the country experienced a series of natural disasters from which people…

Solís promises rapid rebuilding in Hurricane Otto’s wake; donation drives continue
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Costa Rica
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Solís promises rapid rebuilding in Hurricane Otto’s wake; donation drives continue

Michael Krumholtz - December 9, 2016

See also: A small town unites to help Hurricane Otto victims – the Costa Rican way President Luís Guillermo Solís concluded this week's tour through the areas most…

1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti
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Environment and Wildlife
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1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti

AFP - February 29, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti, leaving at least 9,600 houses in the deeply impoverished Caribbean country underwater, officials…

Is there a landslide risk for Tres Ríos?
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Is there a landslide risk for Tres Ríos?

L. Arias - February 3, 2016

The potential risk of a major landslide near the town of Tres Ríos in the Cartago canton of La Unión has sparked a controversy over whether or not owners of a…

Honduras, Myanmar, Haiti top disaster risk list, says climate group
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Honduras, Myanmar, Haiti top disaster risk list, says climate group

David Williams | AFP - December 3, 2015

LE BOURGET, France – Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti top a new list of nations hardest hit by two decades of storms, floods and landslides that killed more…

For Mexico, Hurricane Patricia hit just the right spot
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Environment and Wildlife
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For Mexico, Hurricane Patricia hit just the right spot

Manuel Roig-Franzia, Joshua Partlow and Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - October 25, 2015

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Hurricane Patricia, a storm of record-setting ferocity, proved no match for the Sierra Madre Occidental. Confronted by the mountain range's high peaks, Patricia crumpled,…

High tides expected along Pacific coast this week
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Environment and Wildlife
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High tides expected along Pacific coast this week

L. Arias - October 25, 2015

The University of Costa Rica's Marine Sciences Research Center (CIMAR) reported Friday that high tides could cause flooding in communities along the Pacific coast starting Tuesday. The rise in…

Superstorm Patricia weakens as it soaks Mexico
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Superstorm Patricia weakens as it soaks Mexico

Jennifer González Covarrubias | AFP - October 24, 2015

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia weakened to a tropical depression over north-central Mexico on Saturday, dumping heavy rain that triggered flooding and landslides but so far…

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‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Patricia threatens Mexico coast

AFP - October 22, 2015

[caption id="attachment_78003" align="aligncenter" width="565"] (Courtesy NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center)[/caption] MEXICO CITY – Hurricane Patricia spiraled toward Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, threatening to mushroom into an "extremely…

Guatemala mudslide survivors could get homes on alleged narco’s expropriated land
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Guatemala mudslide survivors could get homes on alleged narco’s expropriated land

Jill Replogle - October 9, 2015

Survivors of the devastating mudslide that buried a community outside of Guatemala City on Oct. 1 could be relocated to nearby land expropriated from a notorious alleged…