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2005

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  1. -10-09-05 Villages Buried in Mud Slides, Become Mass Graves (BBC News)
      "Diego Esquina, the mayor of Panabaj, said his village 'will no longer exist'."

      " 'We are asking that it be declared a cemetery. We are tired, we no longer know where to dig,' he said." 10-05

  2. -10-11-05 Global Aid for Guatemala (MSNBC News)
      "Authorities abandoned efforts Tuesday to recover bodies from a deadly landslide and turned to international agencies to help feed, clothe and treat the tens of thousands of residents who lost everything in a week of deadly rains and floods."

      "The government Monday night issued an urgent call to the United Nations, seeking $21.5 million in aid because its own emergency response funds would not be enough to cope with the crisis."

      "Several countries already have offered to provide assistance to Guatemala, including flood-stricken Mexico. Sweden has donated $5 million, and Spain, France and Taiwan have sent aid shipments."

      "The United States has delivered 5,000 hygiene kits, 5,000 blankets, 15,000 gallons of drinking water and 11,000 gallons of fuel to victims in Guatemala, officials said. U.S. helicopters shuttled food and water to isolated villages and a medical unit from the Arkansas National Guard also was preparing to go to the region." 10-05

  3. -10-11-05 U.S. Aid for Guatemala Approved (Fox News)
      "Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld approved the dispatch of military helicopters, food and other aid to help Central American nations inundated by massive mudslides mount recovery operations." 10-05

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