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Flooding and mudslides claim more than 400 lives in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO - Heavy rains, flooding, and mudslides have claimed the lives of at least 400 people in Brazil. Rain has been coming down nonstop in the country since January 1.

At least 13 people die in mudslides and floods in Brazil

SAO PAULO – Heavy rains have triggered mudslides and floods in southeastern Brazil. Authorities say that at least 13 people were killed.

At least 38 dead in Guatemala mudslides

NAHUALA, Guatemala – Torrential rains from a tropical depression caused landslides that have killed at least 38 people in Guatemala — some of them rescuers trying to save people already buried und

More rains, more mudslides, more problems for Uganda

Over the past few days, Uganda again suffered from torrential rains in parts of the country, both east and west, and subsequent mudslides again took at least eight lives as they cascaded down Mount El

Thousands of families evacuated in Rio due to threat of new...

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The threat of new mudslides forced Rio de Janeiro officials to begin removing 2,600 families from at-risk areas Monday and prompted the closure of the trolley ride that leads tourist

Heaviest rains in Rio’s history leave at least 95 dead, 44...

RIO DE JANEIRO – The heaviest rains in Rio de Janeiro's history triggered landslides Tuesday that killed at least 95 people as rising water turned roads into rivers and paralyzed Brazil's second-lar

UNWTO secretary general releases statement on tragedy in Madeira

Taleb Rifai, secretary-general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, issued the following statement regarding the tragic mudslides that occured in Madeira, Portugal, over the weekend: