El Nino

El Nino

In this Jan. 15, 1998 file photo, a women sifts through rubble near her destroyed home after much of the town of Santa Teresa in Cuzco, was destroyed by a mudslide brought on by persistent rains attributed El Nino. (AP Photo/Oscar Paredes, File)

FILE -In this Jan. 15, 1998 file photo, a women sifts through rubble near her destroyed home after much of the town of Santa Teresa in Cuzco, was destroyed by a mudslide brought on by persistent rains attributed El Nino. It can be both godsend and catastrophe. In California, they’re counting on it to end a more than $2 billion drought and in Peru they have already declared a pre-emptive emergency, reinforcing protection against devastating flooding. It’s both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it’s likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar. (AP photo/Oscar Paredes, File)

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