Severe Drought in Latin America Impacting Crops

Posted on September 1, 2014 • Filed under: Agriculture, Latin America News

NPR.ORG reported Parts of Latin America are severely parched. The drought is fueling clashes, forcing rationing, decimating crops and affecting travel through the Panama Canal. LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, BYLINE: “The Worst Drought In The Last 30 Years Ignites 47,000 Forest Fires In Bolivia.” “Government Begins Emergency Water Rationing In Venezuela Amid Drought.” Here’s another one – “Colombia Drought Triggers Clashes, Some Communities Say They Haven’t Seen Any Rain For Two Years.” And the final one – “Desperately Seeking Solutions To The Worst Drought In Decades In Brazil.”

GREENE: We had a conversation with Lourdes about the drought in South America and also with NPR’s Carrie Kahn, who has also been reporting across Central America where drought has raised the specter of famine in some places. First, to South America and its most populous city, Sao Paolo, Brazil. Read Article

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