TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 30, 2009 (AFP) - Honduras
declared a state of emergency in the capital Tegucigalpa Wednesday, as
the government reported a severe water shortage because of the "El
Nino" climate phenomenon.
Rafael Pineda, the minister of the presidency,
said the government would tap 10 new water wells to meet shortages experienced
by the city's 1.5 million residents.
Pineda said the drought has been caused
by "El Nino," a band of unusually warm weather over the eastern
Pacific, which in the past has been linked to numerous floods, droughts