Guatemala battles devastating drought

Government declares state of emergency, as many families in rural areas are facing food shortage.

    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


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