Saturday, August 18, 2007

Peru Earthquake: A Day Of Mourning



















Photos: Flickr

A National Day of Mourning for the victims of the Peruvian earthquake has been declared. There are still aftershocks, as many as 300. Aid is arriving from many sources, thank you to all those who have donated money or goods to assist those affected by this terrible earthquake. Bolivia was the first country to send supplies, but aid has come from all South American countries, as well as Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, the United States, and the European Union, among others. The latest news is that the Andean city of Huancavelica (see map) has had 40% of its buildings collapse, but this poorest and most isolated part of Peru is currently incommunicado.

If you want to send a donation, please see this previous post.



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TAGS: Peru, Peruvian, food, cooking, cuisine, cocina, comida, gastronomía, peruana

2 comments:

cox said...

thanks for the information, there was an information gap (and lots of media lost the interest after the second day here). we are in costa rica and were alarmed by the tsunami warning (which fortunately turned out to be nothing). i really hope that there will be no more quakes and that the people can slowly try to find back to their 'normal' (what ever this means, after such a tragedy) life back.
i felt so free to link you page.

Anonymous said...

IN MY OPINION,THERE ISN'T ENOUGH TIME FOR US.THE REASON FOR THAT IS
TO FIND WHAT ARE THEPRINCIPAL PROBLEMS .SO THE GOVERMENT MUST TAKE RIGHT DECISIONS IN ORDER TO SOLVE WHATEVER KINDS OF PROBLEMS.GOVERMENT HAD BETTTER TO DO SOMETIHNG IMPORTANT,IF IT DOESN'T DO ANYTIHNG ABOUT IT,MANY PEOPLE WILL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCE.