Peru, Devastated By Flooding, May Drop 2019 Pan American Games

  6 Loretta Race | March 20th, 2017 | Brazil, Latin America & Caribbean, International, News

Lima, Peru is slated to host the 2019 Pan American Games, but right now its population is battling an imminent danger in the form of catastrophic flooding. Since the beginning of 2017, 72 people have died within Peru due to intense rains, overflowing rivers and mudslides, the likes of which the nation hasn’t seen in over 20 years. With conditions expected to continue for another 2 weeks, the disaster has already affected more than half a million Peruvians. (ABC News)

Within his Facebook post published last week, Mayor of Lima’s San Isidro district, Manuel Velarde, is calling for the Peru to forego hosting duties and instead direct the money to relief efforts. He stated, “There are families without a roof to sleep under; our country is in emergency.” He continued, “We must prioritize the spending to help the victims; we propose the suspension of the Pan American Games scheduled for 2019 in order that the budget get allocated to complete the rehabilitation of all affected areas.” (Google Translate)

According to Inside the Games, the Popular Force political party, which controls Peru’s Congress, have said they will issue a petition on the issue within a fortnight’.

 

We previously reported that Peru had to have a payment date extended from November to December 31st of 2016. The installment, said to be to the tune of $3.3 million (£2.5 million/€3 million), owed as payments for rights fees, was originally due in 2014.

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Just move it to Toronto again

And some crazy guys in Washington continue to deny climate change and encourage pollution. Criminals!

PAC12BACKER

There’s always climate change. The big question is whether MANKIND had anything to do with it. One volcanic eruption can put enough particulate in the atmosphere to change temperatures over a few years (one example, Mount St. Helens). How’s that Rain Dance working?

Years of Plain Suck

Get your facts straight, Bobo.
Thanks to shale energy production, US greenhouse gases declined by 3% in 2016. The US is a leader in making the world a greener place.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

Totally fake news – Some European countries like Iceland , Denmark , Sweden are way more advanced than Usa in Green energy supply – already working for years . Check your facts buddy …its about time to be true

Just all come to the Comm Games in 2018 . The locals will only notice the standard of dancing in the nightclubs will have improved .

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Loretta grew up outside Toledo, OH, where she swam age group and high school. Graduating from Xavier University, she stayed in the Cincinnati, OH area and currently resides just outside the city in Northern KY.  Loretta got back into the sport of swimming via Masters and now competes and is …

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