Impact of hurricanes in Central America infographic

November 26, 2020 – The destruction caused by hurricanes Eta and Iota raises fears of a new wave of mass migration from Central America as the region is already facing an economic crisis linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

Eta made landfall on November 3 in Nicaragua, leaving a path of death and destruction from Panama to Mexico. Two weeks later, Iota hit the same stretch of Nicaragua’s Caribbean coast, pouring more rain on still flooded countries. At least 150 people were killed and more than 100 remain missing.

The same day Eta landed, U.S. voters elected Joe Biden amid a pandemic that has devastated the continent for more than eight months. The Democrat has promised a more compassionate approach to immigration even as desperate families weigh their options inside mud-filled Central American homes.

Among the hardest-hit areas was Honduras’ north, the country’s most productive agricultural region. The Sula Valley reported massive crop losses raising fears of food shortages.




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“That the storm Iota has already ended does not mean that the risk is gone”: Minister of the Environment

The Iota climate phenomenon has completely ceased to affect El Salvador, according to the Minister of the Environment, Fernando López, tonight at a press conference. However, López emphasized that the risks of overflows and landslides are still present in several areas of the territory of El Salvador.

“The fact that we are announcing that the storm (Iota) has already ended does not mean that the risk has already disappeared,” said López. The soils are saturated. The good news is that the system (Iota) has stopped affecting us, we will only have the typical rains of the season, “he added.

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The official also made it clear that from November 15 to 19 there was a record of 183.3 mm of rain fall in Las Pilas, Chalatenango and 165 mm in the Montecristo and 140.3 mm Planes. in Los Andes farm.

“We have quite a considerable reduction (of water). We do have a high probability of overflow due to all the rain that the system (Iota) has left us, “he added. López also pointed to the Rio Grande de San Miguel basin as another area still prone to overflows.

Alert stratification

William Hernández, director of Civil Protection, confirmed that the alert levels in El Salvador have been stratified according to the risks that each area presents. In total, there are five municipalities that will remain on orange alert. These are: Cítala, Las Flores and San Fernando, in Chalatenango, and Masahuat and Texistepeque, in Santa Ana.

The Nejapa municipality area will continue to be on a red alert, while the rest of the national territory will be on a yellow alert. “As the National System we are still active, we are going to continue giving the corresponding monitoring,” said Hernández.


The first Salvadoran to play the Champions League changes teams in Europe

Pablo Punyed with the shirt of his new club. / Photo: @vikingurfc

Pablo Punyed, the 30-year-old midfielder who has been the only Salvadoran player to play previous rounds of the UEFA Champions League, changes his scene after ending his contractual relationship with KR Reykjavik, but leaves with the satisfaction of having conquered the League and the Icelandic Super Cup with said club.

The new destination of the national team also in the Carlos de los Cobos era is the Víkingur of the Icelandic First Soccer Division, with whom he signed for the next two years.

“Víkingur has agreed with Pablo Punyed to play with the team for the next two seasons. The Víkingur soccer division is very satisfied with the strength of this great team and warmly welcomes Pablo. Welcome Pablo! ”, The club published yesterday on its social networks.

According to Punyed, the club has presented him with a “very ambitious project” and the change constitutes a great challenge in his professional career since Vikingur has several players who are called up to the Icelandic national team, which will help him to continue growing. As a player.

This will be the sixth team for the Salvadoran in his journey through soccer in Iceland, where he has already achieved 10 titles since his arrival in 2012.

On August 18, Punyed kept the Salvadorans aware of their participation in the first round of the Champions League, but KR was beaten 6-0 by Celtic of Scotland, the same club that also prevented them from continuing to progress in the club tournament. Europe’s prestigious title in 2015 when he also succumbed to a 6-1 aggregate with Stjarnan. Then he became the first Cuscatleco to play the Champions League and he has also been the only one to repeat himself.





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Johnson and Von der Leyen agree to “redouble efforts” toward a post-Brexit deal

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, they agreed ‘Redouble efforts’ towards a post-Brexit deal in a telephone conversation held this Saturday, a British government spokesman said.

The source noted that during the call, planned to Taking stock of the negotiationsJohnson noted that, while progress has been made, “significant differences persist in several areas” of common concern, including competition and fisheries.

The two leaders agreed that their respective teams will continue negotiations next Monday in London in order to “Redouble efforts to reach an agreement”, which would enter into force at the end, on December 31, of the post-Brexit transition period, which was formally executed on January 31.

For their part, Johnson and Von der Leyen “will remain in contact,” the spokesman said. If they fail to negotiate a bilateral pact, as of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will start trading based on the generic, less beneficial regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).


Tropical storm Eta leaves a trail of death and destruction in Central America

Tropical Storm Eta leaves a trail of death and destruction in Central America. The magnitude of the tragedy caused by the cyclone grows as the hours pass. Dozens of people have died and hundreds are missing. Eta showed up in the area Tuesday as a hurricane, wiping out everything in its path.

“It hurt us because everyone lost something. The houses filled with water and, despite that, we are recovering from the catastrophe,” says José Izaguirre, a resident of Colonia Alemania.

“I am part of a group of families that have lost absolutely everything because the government did not even have the dignity to send someone to control the river and come to warn people of the danger,” says Patricia Cáceres, from the San José village .

In countries like Guatemala, Honduras, Panama or El Salvador, immersed in a tough battle against the coronavirus, the weather phenomenon has caused innumerable damage.

Thousands of citizens have suffered floods, landslides, destruction of crops, roads, power lines failures … in short, endless adversities that have wreaked havoc in one of the regions of the world most vulnerable to natural disasters.

The area has appealed to the international community to provide humanitarian and financial assistance so that hundreds of thousands of victims can return to normalcy as soon as possible.


▷ Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections

Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections.


In these last American electionss  Meghan Markle has been encouraged to vote in its public comments. ‘Page Six’ has been confirmed by sources close to the Sussex that the Duchess voted days before by post, and they go further by adding that she would also have exercised her right as an American citizen if she continued to live in the United Kingdom.


▷ The new virtual BlizzCon will be free for everyone: Blizzard says goodbye to the classic ticket in this edition

BlizzConline will be the event to learn more about Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and other games.

Blizzard It has been holding a face-to-face event for 15 years where it announces news for its video games, and where fans can meet to participate in all kinds of activities related to their favorite titles. As we already knew, the 2020 pandemic has caused this BlizzCon to become “BlizzConline“an exclusively digital edition destined to maintain tradition from a safer perspective. And with this new format, they also arrive monetization changes.

In a video reviewing Blizzard-related news, products and services, President J. Allen Brack announces that BlizzConline, dated to February 19 and 20, will be free for all viewers. This is, in part, a first for the event: although the opening ceremony has always been free to watch, the rest of the tournaments, contests and collectibles were part of a virtual ticket of 40 dollars / euros.

In spite of everything, a good part of the activities which WoW parents are accustomed to, including competitions, cosplay contests or the fun march of the murlocs, where fans interpret these tribal fish with greater or lesser visual fidelity. Of course, we will also have ads.

In this edition, we will have to closely track Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV, among other novelties. The former will add campaign heroes and PvE content to Blizzard’s cooperative shooter, while the latter will take a more sinister and traditional approach to the loot progression-based RPG series. Neither has a release date for now.

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Tropical storm could affect Central America in coming days

The National Hurricane Center of Florida, United States, warned this Saturday about the possible formation of a future tropical storm that could become a hurricane in the coming days and affect Central America.

In this regard, President Nayib Bukele wrote on his Twitter that El Salvador should expect “the best” and, at the same time, prepare for the “worst”.

“We must pray for our country and for our Central American brothers,” Bukele asked.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has classified the low pressure system as Tropical Depression Twenty-nine and, as confirmed, moves at a speed of 24 km / h and with winds exceeding 50 km / h.

The phenomenon presents a probability of 100% of cyclonic development and is expected to reach Nicaraguan lands on Tuesday afternoon.

The threat observatory of the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) is already monitoring the progress of the atmospheric phenomenon in case it represents a risk for El Salvador.


Flanders wields a 1666 treaty to fish in British waters even if Brexit fails

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Charles II of England had a hectic life. A woman he married in two separate ceremonies, no legitimate children, but a minimum of 12 with his lovers, a beheaded father, and himself spending nine years in exile before taking the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland after the Cromwell’s death. He spent three of his years in exile in the Flemish city of Bruges and, grateful for their hospitality, in 1666 he awarded them the Privilegie der Visscherie, the privilege of fishermen who gave 50 boats from that city rights …

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