Sep 10, 2005, 11:10 AM
Post #17 of 25
Many countries have, or are sending aid to New Orleans. The first 45-member search and rescue team to arrive in New Orleans was from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. They arrived and were active before any American team did. One of the African countries is sending aid, and NATO has released some of their assets to be sent to New Orleans also. Certainly The United states is a country wealthy enough to produce everything needed eventually, but in a disaster like this, time is of the essence.
It is nice to see that after all the aid missions that The United States has sent to many countries in the world, the world is reciprocating. I watched an interview of the Canadian Ambassador to The United States last night. When asked about the aid Canada was sending to The US, he answered very succinctly, “Our neighbor is in trouble.”
Here in Cuernavaca we subscribe to a premium channel package on cable TV. Among the premium channels we receive CNN World news, BBC World news, Fox “news”, all in English, and CNN World news in Spanish. All of these programs have given extensive coverage to the New Orleans tragedy. In addition, all of the regular Mexican news programs have had good coverage of the story.
There were a couple of stories about the hurricane on Mexconnects home page too. Another excellent source of news in your native language is Newslink. http://newslink.org/ It has links to newspapers in most of the countries in the world, The United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia, Africa, Europe, Asia etc. Foreign papers will usually be in the language of the country where they are published, Spanish, French, German, etc.
The Newslink site seems to have more extensive listings for The US than for other countries. If you are an American, you will probably be able to read a newspaper from, or near, your original hometown. I regularly read papers from Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska, and Napa and Chico, California. None of those places are large cities.
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