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UPDATE: Moving this to the top to make a tiny attempt to counter the mainstream media silence on it. Also check out Bob Harris to see where you can donate — options include the Red Cross, UNICEF and Save the Children.
Large swathes of Mexico are under water, people are dying and an entire country is in crisis — and the U.S. media is already bored of it. The state of Tabasco is 80 percent flooded, and they’re receiving little to no aid from the Mexican government. A refugee crisis is in full swing, and in response, the United States has pledged $300,000 to aid
refugees displaced persons. Three hundred thousand. Not million.
Read BfP’s full post — it’s chock-full of sad, infuriating information on the situation in Tabasco. One million Mexicans are still displaced by the floods. The comparisons to Katrina are obvious, and as BfP points out, “I guess as long as it keeps happening to people of color, we can keep pretending that global warming is the devil’s lie.”