Is Middle America Due For a Huge Earthquake?

Is Middle America Due For a Huge Earthquake? – The Atlantic

In 1999, FEMA identified four hazards in the United States that, were they consummated in all their destructive wonder, would be worthy of the title “catastrophic.” They were: a major earthquake hitting Los Angeles, a major hurricane hitting Miami, a major hurricane hitting New Orleans (check), and a giant earthquake hitting the Central US.

Venezuelans Ransack Stores as Hunger Grips the Nation

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Hundreds of people here in the city of Cumaná, home to one of the region’s independence heroes, marched on a supermarket in recent days, screaming for food. They forced open a large metal gate and poured inside. They snatched water, flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, potatoes, anything they could find, leaving behind only broken freezers and overturned shelves.

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Food riots kill one more in Venezuela

Food riots kill one more in Venezuela: legislator

CARACAS (Reuters) – A man was shot dead on Tuesday during looting and food riots proliferating round crisis-hit Venezuela, an opposition legislator said, bringing to at least four the number of fatalities from this month’s wave of unrest.

Milagros Paz said that as well as the fatality, another 27 people had been injured during a day of chaos and violence in the eastern Caribbean coastal town of Cumana that she represents for the Justice First party.

“It was all very confusing. There were simultaneous lootings in different parts of Cumana. They looted more than 100 establishments,” she told Reuters from the National Assembly in Caracas, basing her information on contacts with constituents.

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