Guatemalan President Calls for Support from Rich Nations as Central America Faces Difficult Future

President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala delivered a fiery speech at an event hosted by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE). He laid the blame for climate change affecting Central America at the advanced industrialized nations and called on the rich nations to "create a wall of prosperity in Central America" or face "hoards … Continue reading Guatemalan President Calls for Support from Rich Nations as Central America Faces Difficult Future

Regional Conference on Food and Agriculture Ends with Call to Combat Climate Change

Coffee from the Blue Mountains is one Jamaica's most reconizable agricultural exports. / Travis Modisette / July 10, 2010 / Flickr

The 35th Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was held last week in Jamaica. Hundreds of delegates from 33 LAC counties were in attendance and discussed hunger and malnutrition, rural poverty, and climate change among other topics. During the final press conference, Karl … Continue reading Regional Conference on Food and Agriculture Ends with Call to Combat Climate Change

Heavy March Rains Damage Peruvian Infrastructure

Peru is recovering from damaging and deadly rains that plagued the Andean nation throughout March. El Niño-like weather conditions off the coast of Peru raised water temperatures far above normal levels and caused severe rain storms in the Andean regions. The death toll from flooding surpassed 80 people in March. During that month, many regions were inundated with … Continue reading Heavy March Rains Damage Peruvian Infrastructure