Climate change and environmental sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean Climate change endangers agricultural production because of higher temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and increased incidence of extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods.

Then there was the murderous the mudflow of Armero (a Colombian town destroyed by the Nevado del Ruiz stratovolcano eruption, killing 20 000), and Mexico’s massive earthquake (magnitude 8, which killed an estimated 5 000 people) both in 1985,” recalls Jocelyn. From December 2016 and continuing until May 2017, much of western and central South America was plagued by persistent heavy rain events. Total rainfall over the region has averaged between 50 and 100mm daily over the last several days. Heavy rain causes floods, landslides in Central America. Two months after intense rains began to pound much of South America, rivers along the northwest coast of Peru remained flooded. More than 450,000 people were affected by flooding throughout Peru as of March 12, said the United Nations. It is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America in categorizing the New World.The term comes from the fact that the predominant languages of the countries originated with the Latin language. “Extreme floods and droughts associated with El Niño ravaged many South American countries in 1982 and 1983. Thousands affected by Panama floods - BBC News Thousands affected by Panama floods At least three people have died after widespread flooding in Panama, according to officials.

They caused more than 300 000 deaths and losses valued at 49.4 billion US dollars, and affected 13.8 million people.

Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, and French are predominantly spoken.

In 2010, 98 of the world's most serious natural disasters occurred in Latin America, and 79 of these were climate-related. COVID-19: Latin American cocaine floods Europe during pandemic — some of it stashed in squid 'The global pandemic, at this moment in time, has not had an effect on maritime drug trafficking. Heavy rain has lashed parts of Central America and has led to flash flooding and landslides. REUTERS/Alberto Lowe REUTERS/Alberto Lowe Latin America Needs to Climate Proof Infrastructure – World Bank 12 April, 2017 by Trust.org in Americas , Flood Protection TEPIC, Mexico, April 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Melting glaciers, intense storms and other climate-related shocks are expected to ramp up pressure on Latin America’s infrastructure, which needs to be stronger to stand the test, the World Bank said. More than 100,000 evacuated after flooding in South America.

Floods in Latin America Residents swim from their house while water levels continue to rise in the area of the district of Yaviza in Darien province December 14, 2010. ... At least four people have died in Argentina and Uruguay due to the storms and floods, according to local media reports. Floods in Latin America Residents swim from their house while water levels continue to rise in the area of the district of Yaviza in Darien province December 14, 2010.