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· March, 2012

Stories about Disaster from March, 2012

Mexico: 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles the Country

On March 20, around midday, a strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the south and central part of Mexico. Many turned to the Internet to contact family and report the situation...

Mali: Facing Secession and Food Crisis as Elections Loom

Mali is currently facing critical challenges while preparing for the presidential elections on April 29. After the fall of Gaddafi in Libya, returning Tuareg armed groups posted there threaten to...

Mexico: Videos of the 7.8 Earthquake Felt in Mexico

On 20 March, an earthquake struck off the coast of Acapulco in Mexico, reportedly between 7.6 and 7.8 on the Richter scale. So far, no casualties have been reported. Following,...

Video: Surfers, Fishermen and Radiation in Post Earthquake Japan

Journalist Lisa Katayama and filmmaker Jason Wishnow are documenting the lives of people dealing with radiation in a post-earthquake Japan. In We Are All Radioactive, they are including 50% footage...

Peru: Abancay Under Alert Due to Heavy Rainfall

Barbados: Could Bus Accident have been Prevented?

Brazil: Mihoko Satou, a Bridge-Blogger After the Japan Earthquake

A year after the earthquake in Japan, we publish an interview with Mihoko Satou, a Japanese blogger who was born and raised in Brazil. Mihoko tirelessly posted translations on her...

Poland: Szczekociny Train Crash, Yet Another Tragedy

Haiti: Criticizing the UN

Haiti: Nowhere to “Go”?

Republic Of Congo: After the Blasts, Anger and Solidarity

One day after the March 4 blasts in the ammunition depot in Mpila near Brazzaville, the time has come to assess the number of victims. Recent assessments vary from 150...

Republic of Congo: Ammunition Depot Blasts Stir Panic in Brazzaville

On Sunday, March 4, 2012, at 8 am local time, an ammunition storage caught fire in the Mpida area of Brazzaville, near the Presidential Palace, causing at least four explosions....

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