Tropical Storm in Guatemala

Written by Cafe Campesino on Jun 2, 2010 in POSTS FROM THE FIELD |
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Tropical Storm Agatha made landfall over the weekend and heavy rains and flooding have caused landslides, killing more than 100 Guatemalans.  While we have gotten word that our producer partners are ok, we suspect that they will have plenty to do in the aftermath of the storm.  So, we’ve decided to postpone the Guatemala trip.  Bill and Tripp’s work with CRS is being postponed until August, and our group of 11 travelers who were planning to visit the Apecaform and Chajulense cooperatives are postponing, as well. The same rainfall helped produced this sinkhole  in Guatemala City that has been in the news recently.

1 Comment

Morgan
Sep 9, 2010 at 10:21 am

It turns out the “sinkhole” is not really a “sinkhole.” Check out this article from several months ago:

http://news.discovery.com/earth/dont-call-the-guatemala-sinkhole-a-sinkhole.html

Not bedrock below the surface but pumice.


 

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