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Guatemala: Video of Hurricane Stan and the Weekend's Orange Alert

Patrick of the Guatemala Solidarity Network Blog has posted a 13 minute video of “what it was like in Panajachel when Stan struck last year.” In a followup post, he quotes a recent report that cited “current concerns include that the planting of this year's crops will be affected by lack of suitable drained land for this purpose.” On an unfortunate cue, Rob Mercatante writes that President Oscar Berger has called a state of orange alert [ES] as the country braces for approaching heavy rains.

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