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06 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

La recién formada tormenta tropical Nate dejó el jueves al menos 15 muertos en Nicaragua, ocho en Costa Rica, otros dos en Honduras y uno en El Salvador mientras se mueve en una trayectoria que podría llevarla el fin de semana a la costa estadounidense en el Golfo de México, informaron las autoridades.

El Centro Nacional de Huracanes de Estados Unidos indicó que la tormenta podría generar inundaciones en Honduras, donde se prevé que arroje entre 380 y 500 milímetros (entre 15 a 20 pulgadas) de lluvia, e incluso más en algunas zonas.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Voice of America

La tormenta tropical Franklin se formó el domingo en el noroeste del Caribe y a medida que daba muestras de organizarse mejor el gobierno de México emitió un aviso de huracán efectivo para la costa mexicana, desde Chetumal hasta Punta Allen.

El Centro Nacional de Huracanes en Miami reportó el lunes que Franklin se localiza frente a las costas de Honduras, a unos 425 kms al este de Belice y 460 de Chetumal, y cuenta con vientos máximos sostenidos de 75 kilómetros por hora (40 mph). El meteoro se mueve con dirección oeste-noroeste a 21 kilómetros por hora (13 mph).

05 Aug 2016 description
report Voice of America

El gobierno mexicano emitió una advertencia por tormenta tropical para la costa en el sur del Golfo de México, desde Ciudad del Carmen a Laguna Verde.

La tormenta tropical Earl llegó el viernes de madrugada al sureste de México tras debilitarse y perder su categoría de Huracán con la que llegó a Belice 24 horas antes.

Su debilitamiento, sin embargo, no ha sido el que se esperaba y probablemente continúe como tormenta y no como depresión tropical por el resto del día.

04 Aug 2016 description
report Voice of America

Earl podría volver a convertirse en tormenta tropical y, para el viernes por la mañana, será solo una depresión tropical cuando llegue a la Bahía de Campeche.

El Centro Nacional de Huracanes de Estados Unidos dijo que el huracán Earl tocó tierra cerca de Belmopán, la capital de Belice, con vientos máximos sostenidos de 130 kilómetros por hora.

Aunque hay advertencias emitidas para otros lugares de Belice, e incluso México, se espera que la tormenta comience a debilitarse a medida que se desplace tierra adentro.

11 May 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, May 9 2015 (IPS) - Caribbean leaders on Saturday further advanced their policy position on climate change ahead of the 21st Conference of Parties, also known as COP 21, scheduled for Paris during November and December of this year.

The position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), 14 independent countries, was put forward by the group’s chairman, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie, during a meeting here with French President François Hollande.

14 Oct 2014 description
report El Comercio Perú

Potente sismo también se sintió en México, Nicaragua, Belice, Guatemala y Honduras. Se ha reportado la muerte de una persona

Un terremoto de magnitud 7,4 se registró la noche del lunes a 106 kilómetros al sur-sureste de Usulután, El Salvador, informó el Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos (USGS, por su sigla en inglés).

El USGS no ofreció detalles sobre daños.

04 Dec 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Desmond Brown

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, 3 dic 2013 (IPS) - El manejo de las aguas servidas está ganando importancia en el Caribe, y se empiezan a notar los efectos que tienen en el delicado ambiente de esta región.

29 Nov 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov 30 2013 (IPS) - It’s a dirty, smelly business, but wastewater is gaining prominence across the Caribbean as countries from Jamaica in the west to Guyana in the south increasingly recognise its effects on the environment and the importance of improving its management.

Coordinator of the Guyana Wastewater Revolving Fund Marlon Daniels told IPS that with the advent of climate change, protecting the environment has become more of a challenge for countries of the region.

16 Jun 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Jun 15 2013 (IPS) - The Caribbean has the unenviable reputation as one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, a situation exacerbated by climate change and vulnerability that experts warn could have significant economic consequences if unaddressed.

As a result, a comprehensive strategy to build Caribbean resilience ought to include adaptation to the effects of climate change, Warren Smith, president of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the region’s premier lending institution, has suggested.

16 Jan 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

By Desmond Brown

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, Jan 13 2013 (IPS) - A new initiative is catching on in the Caribbean that aims to increase and sustain agricultural productivity by incorporating information about weather and climate into the farming process, all under the umbrella of climate-smart agriculture.

21 Aug 2011 description
  • Northwestward path over Caribbean could threaten Florida

  • Caribbean islands issue tropical storm warnings

  • Harvey over northern Guatemala, seen weakening (Updates position of Irene, adds Harvey weakening)

MIAMI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Irene formed east of the Leeward Islands on Saturday and was expected to become a hurricane in the next two days heading on a northwestward track through the Caribbean that may threaten Florida.

25 Oct 2010 description

25 Oct 2010 16:01:29 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Storm losing power as it reaches Gulf

* No deaths, injuries or major damage reported in Belize

* Coffee crops in Honduras, Guatemala likely spared (Updates with Richard weakening further, fresh Pemex comment)

By Isela Serrano

CANCUN, Mexico, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Richard weakened to a tropical depression on Monday as it moved across northern Guatemala and headed to Mexico's Bay of Campeche, where it was expected to dissipate by Wednesday.

The storm is expected to pass near the platforms that produce the bulk of …

24 Oct 2010 description

24 Oct 2010 09:06:46 GMT

* Richard expected to hit Belize as hurricane later Sunday

* Remnants could reach oil platforms in Gulf of Mexico

* Central American coffee, sugar producers at risk

By Gustavo Palencia

TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Richard dumped rain on Honduras on Sunday and was seen becoming a hurricane before hitting Belize and Mexico's Yucatan peninsula later in the day.

Richard had top sustained winds near 70 miles per hour (110 kph) and was expected to barrel through southern Mexico and emerge in Mexico's oil-rich Bay of Campeche on …

22 Oct 2010 description

22 Oct 2010 19:13:56 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Central American coffee, sugar producers at risk

* Remnants could reach oil platforms in Gulf of Mexico

* Some tourists, residents evacuating in Honduras (Updates position, adds details about Honduran coffee crop)

By Gustavo Palencia

TEGUCIGALPA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Richard is expected to strengthen on Friday as it churns toward Central America, triggering a hurricane watch along the Honduras-Nicaragua border still recovering from months of heavy rains.

The 17th named storm in the Atlantic this year will …

24 Sep 2010 description

24 Sep 2010 21:34:39 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Fear of deadly landslides, hundreds evacuated

* More road damage could disrupt regional coffee harvest

* Some sugar cane fields still flooded from earlier rains

* Storm seen weakening as it hits Mexico's Yucatan

By Gustavo Palencia

TEGUCIGALPA, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Matthew hit Honduras and Nicaragua on Friday, forcing hundreds of residents and tourists to evacuate and threatening damage to Central America's coffee and sugar crops.

Rains soaked Honduras' isolated Mosquitia coast, only accessible by …

27 Jun 2010 description

27 Jun 2010 12:05:56 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Storm no threat to BP spill containment efforts - USCG

* Alex over Belize, will dump rain on peninsula

* Storm expected to hit Mexico near Tampico mid-week (Recasts with storm becoming more organized)

By Gerardo Garcia

CHETUMAL, Mexico, June 27 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alex was becoming more organized as it moved over the Yucatan Peninsula and has at least a moderate chance of becoming a major hurricane as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S.

27 Jun 2010 description

28 Jun 2010 03:54:15 GMT

Source: Reuters

* Alex no threat to BP efforts, Shell shuts platforms

* Pemex says Campeche platforms working normally

* Two key Mexican oil exporting ports closed

* Two drown in El Salvador as Alex passes

By Adrian Virgen

CAMPECHE, Mexico, June 27 (Reuters) - Tropical depression Alex picked up speed over the Gulf of Mexico and regained tropical storm strength on Sunday as two key Mexican oil ports remained closed.

The storm was not an imminent threat to oil-siphoning efforts at BP Plc's <BP.L><BP.N> blown-out Macondo well …

05 Jun 2008 description

BELIZE CITY, June 4 (Reuters) - Flash floods caused by tropical storm Arthur have killed at least five people in southeastern Belize, including a toddler, the government of the tiny Central American country said on Wednesday.

Arthur, the first storm of the year in the Atlantic, dumped over 11 inches (28 cm) of rain across Belize this week as it moved inland, also drenching southern Mexican states.

The body of a 2-year-old boy was found on Tuesday evening.

30 May 2008 description

MANAGUA, May 30 (Reuters) - Alma, the first tropical storm of the hurricane season, lost its strength on Friday over Central America, sparing oil platforms in southern Mexico after slamming parts of the region with deadly winds and rain.

The storm struck Nicaragua's Pacific coast on Thursday with winds near 65 mph (100 kph), killing two people as strong gusts toppled trees and power lines and ripped roofs off flimsy homes.

One man was killed in the coastal fishing village of Masachapa when he was electrocuted by downed power lines and another died in similar circumstances in the …

27 Nov 2007 description

By Michael Christie

MIAMI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - For a second year in a row, the United States has escaped a severe hurricane hit, pushing memories of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans another notch into the past.

But for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, the 2007 hurricane season ending on Friday has hardly been benign.

"No, not at all.