Sunday, August 19, 2007

The earthquake in Peru.

A few days ago there was an earthquake in Peru with a death toll of 500 people that is certain to rise as the rubble gets cleared. The government seemed to be disorganized and for some 36 hours there was no aid provided to the survivors. They started breaking in to the stores to get some food.

When I read about it, I was appalled at the disorganized fashion the government was dealing with the issue. When I expressed my concern about the developing countries being unable to care about their citizens, she pointed out the New Orleans tragedy and the disgusting way the American government dealt with its citizens. It took the Peruvians 36 hours to get relief to their citizens when it took 3 days for our government to start thinking about doing something.

Here is the latest report from BBC on the earthquake.

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