Guatemala battles devastating drought
Government declares state of emergency, as many families in rural areas are facing food shortage.
Published On 3 Sep 2014
Central America is suffering from one of its worst droughts in decades.
A prolonged heat wave brought on by the El Niño weather cycle has killed thousands of cattle, and dried up crops across the region.
In Guatemala, the government has declared a state of emergency, as many families in rural areas are facing food shortages.
Al Jazeera’s David Mercer reports from San Jose Calderas, in Guatemala’s west.
Source: Al Jazeera