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14 Oct 2010 description
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By Carol Schachet

October 14th, 2010

For a week in late September, steady rain in the southern states of Mexico created mudslides and floods, affecting communities and farms in Oaxaca, Chiapas and surrounding southern states. Fortunately early reports overestimated the number of people killed in the disaster in Oaxaca.

Grassroots International supports several organizations in the region, including: Mixe Peoples' Services (SER Mixe); Center to Support the Popular Movement in Oaxaca; The Union of Organizations of the Sierra Juarez of Oaxaca; and Oaxaca State Coffee Producers …

29 Sep 2010 description
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By Carol Schachet

The hillsides of Oaxaca literally slipped into mud and slid through community villages nearby.