February 01, 2006

The Rainy Season in Bolivia

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This is one of the images one gets to see from the devastation brought by the rainy season in Bolivia. The particular place shown by the image is either San Julian or Fortin Libertad in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. La Paz has been getting its share disasters with rivers overflowing, bridges collapsing and entire house blocks also collapsing.

The situation is getting very serious. So serious that the US and Japan have already donated, 500 thousand and 90 thousand, respectively. Also Cuba and Venezuela have sent donations.

This is another kind of crisis.

Here you'll find more articles about Bolivia's latest emergencies and other interesting reports:

Thousands hit by Bolivia flooding
BBC News Wed, 01 Feb 2006 2:38 AM PST
Bolivia's President, Evo Morales, is dealing with his first emergency after widespread flooding leaves 13 dead.

Floods kill 13, bring misery to Bolivia
AlertNet Wed, 01 Feb 2006 2:10 PM PST
LA PAZ, Bolivia, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Devastating floods have killed at least 13 people in Bolivia and brought misery to more than 12,000 families following heavy seasonal rainfall in recent weeks, government officials said on Wednesday.

Floods kill 13, bring misery to Bolivia
New Kerala Wed, 01 Feb 2006 9:06 PM PST
LA PAZ, Bolivia, Feb 1 : Devastating floods have killed at least 13 people in Bolivia and brought misery to more than 12,000 families following heavy seasonal rainfall in recent weeks, government officials said today.
Venezuela sends humanitarian aid to Bolivia
El Universal Wed, 01 Feb 2006 10:38 AM PST
President Hugo Chávez' government is donating some 10 tons of supplies to Bolivia, in an effort to help this country face a crisis emerging from recent heavy rains that have left 13 people dead and 34,000 casualties.

Bush congratulates Bolivia's Morales
AFP via Yahoo! News Wed, 01 Feb 2006 12:10 PM PST
US President George W. Bush and Bolivian President Evo Morales agreed on the need for "constructive" relations and dialogue between their countries, the White House said.

Bush calls for dialogue with Bolivian leader
Reuters via Yahoo! News Wed, 01 Feb 2006 12:47 PM PST
President George W. Bush telephoned Bolivia's new president, Evo Morales, on Wednesday and expressed hope for a dialogue with the leftist leader who during his campaign called his socialist party a nightmare for the United States.

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