By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO – One month after heavy tropical rains struck Northeastern Brazil and caused severe flooding killing over seventy people, the hardest-hit rural regions in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco are still suffering, as diseases spread in unhygienic conditions, while relief efforts are delayed or hindered by logistical challenges.
Unusually heavy rainfall in late June caused the Mundaú River to overflow, and floods swept through the area, partially destroying 67 towns, killing 72, and displacing 157,000 people. The government declared a state of emergency in both Alagoas and Pernambuco, as national and . . .