La Niña and global warming blamed as torrential rains swamp Colombia

Guardian: Rescuers at the site of a landslide that buried five houses in the Santo Domingo neighborhood of Medellin on 27 April 2011. It followed heavy rain. Photograph: Luis Eduardo Noriega/EPA It has never rained so much in Colombia. "Over the past 10 months we have registered five or six times more rainfall than usual," says weather specialist Ricardo Lozano. Torrential rain and flooding have affected more than three-quarters of the country. The most recent Red Cross bulletin reports 425 fatalities and......

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