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Tropical Storm Eta is threatening Guatemala

Approximately 20,000 people are being evacuated the whole area of the Del Monte plantations in Izabal region of Guatemala because of Tropical storm Eta. Five days of torrential rain have lead to the Motagua River flooding all the banana communities. Women, children and the elderly have been evacuated by company and union owned buses; only volunteers have stayed in the area. 

Cesar Guerra, the Organising Secretary of our partner union SITRABI, told bananalink.org.uk this could spell the end of some plantations depending on how long the torrential rains go on.


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