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El Salvador 10/21/2014

Floods. Five people have died as a result of this month’s rainfall. The continued rain has produced landslides and the collapse of walls and drains. In addition, the landslide susceptibility conditions are moderate to high across the country. (o.s.: Civil Protection, SNET; m.c.: La Prensa Gráfica).

Guatemala 10/21/2014

Orange alert for rain. 64% of the territory has very high probabilities of landslides and floods. Unstable conditions continue throughout the country. There are 12.059 people affected due to landslides, flooding and damage to infrastructure. Increase in the flow of seven rivers and the collapse of drains have been attributed to the rainfall. (o.s.: CONRED; m.c.: Prensa Libre).

Honduras 10/21/2014

Floods. About 5,004 people are isolated and 4,998 more have been evacuated to shelters due to the rains that hit the country; three people have died and three are missing. In La Costa de los Amates about 3,000 people have been isolated by the flooding of the Goascoran river. In La Mosquitia the rising waters of the Coco River have left 2,004 people held isolated. Rainfall has also left 4,998 people affected, of which 2,499 have been evacuated and 2,499 are living in shelters. The rise of the Choluteca River has the lowlands of the south on alert. COPECO has alerted the population of water contamination in areas where floods and overflows have been recorded. (o.s.: COPECO; m.: La Tribuna).

Nicaragua 10/21/2014

Rainfall. A Yellow Alert remains in effect as rainfall is expected to persist in the country, mainly in Rivas, Granada, Masaya, San Juan River, Southern Caribbean and the Autonomous Region. 24 people have died and there are 60,000 people affected in 17 departments. 5,852 houses have been damaged, of which 881 have been vacated due to high risk. 224 miles of roads have been damaged and 87 have been destroyed, as well as wells, bridges and latrines. National response. (o.s.: INETER; m.: La Voz del Sandinismo).

Mexico 10/21/2014

Hurricane Trudy. At least six people were killed, 2,300 were evacuated and 16 people remained are isolated after the passage of Tropical Storm Trudy, that has since been downgraded to a depression, in the state of Guerrero. The natural phenomenon mainly affected the municipalities of Huamuxtitlán, Tlalixtaquilla and Malinaltepec. In Oaxaca the local government informed of the overflow of the Juchatengo and Toltec rivers. Authorities issued a preventive red alert both in Guerrero and Oaxaca, due to the heavy rains produced by the storm. (o.s.: Protección Civil; m.c.: CNN).

El Salvador 10/21/2014

Floods. Five people have died as a result of this month’s rainfall. The continued rain has produced landslides and the collapse of walls and drains. In addition, the landslide susceptibility conditions are moderate to high across the country. (o.s.: Civil Protection, SNET; m.c.: La Prensa Gráfica).



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Guatemala

Capital: Guatemala
Población: 12.7  millones de habitantes
Superficie: 108.890 km2
Densidad de población: 135 h/km2
Población urbana: 47.2%
Tasa de crecimiento demográfico: 2.4
Moneda: El Quetzal

2 - Indicadores socioeconómicos:

INDICADORES SOCIOECONOMICOS

Posición en el IDH *

118

PIB per cápita 

4,568 dólares

Índice de pobreza humana **

22.5

*Índice de Desarrollo Humano
**Mide expectativa de vida, educación y nivel de  vida digno

3 - División Administrativa: se subdivide en 14 departamentos (comprendidos en tres regiones)  y éstos a su vez en 262 municipios.

Departamento

Capital

Superficie

Población estimada (h.)

Alta Verapaz

Cobán

8.686

920.707

Baja Verapaz

Salamá

3.124

263.189

Chimaltenango

Chimaltenango

1.979

520.210

Chiquimula

Chiquimula

2.376

110.063

Escuintla

Escuintla

4.384

658.643

Guatemala

Guatemala

2.126

3.483.929

Huehuetenango

Huehuetenango

7.400

927.838

Izabal

Puerto Barrios

9.038

395.384

Jalapa

Jalapa

2.063

348.722

Jutiapa

Jutiapa

3.219

498.995

El Petén

Flores

35.854

397.632

El Progreso

Guastatoya

1.922

158.052

Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango

1.951

752.285

El Quiché

Santa Cruz del Quiché

8.378

717.879

Retalhuleu

Retalhuleu

1.856

311.881

Sacatepéquez

Antigua Guatemala

465

289.116

San Marcos

San Marcos

3.791

831.276

Santa Rosa

Cuilapa

2.955

332.321

Sololá

Sololá

1.061

371.634

Suchitepéquez

Mazatenango

2.510

469.340

Totonicapán

Totonicapán

1.061

435.646

Zacapa

Zacapa

2.690

259.256

Fuente: Cifras del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) de Guatemala - 2002

 

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