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Drought subjects Central America to pests, loss of crops and lack of drinking water

VALLE DE ANGELES, Honduras — An agronomist places traps in a wooded area on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa to monitor the return of an insect that years ago destroyed large areas of pine forests. Its appearance was due to a drought caused by El Niño, a phenomenon that once again threatens agriculture and drinking water sources in Central America.
“There is concern” with the insect, says Cristel Castro, of the state Forest Conservation Institute (ICF), as

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