Though all of the current events this week were interesting and very important—-including the closing of Venezuela’s television station that Spongebob argued about—the one current event that stands out to me is malnutrition in Choco, Colombia. I didn’t think that elephants being culled was a problem because they had a solution to the problem. They already had started on the cull and were beginning to have some success.
Hugo Chavez shutting down the only private television station left in Venezuela was somewhat significant, but not as significant as the people in Colombia dying off because of what could be bad nutrition. In Borneo, finding rare rhinos on tape was very interesting, but not as important. Now scientists have an idea about where the rhinos are and can begin conserving them.
In Columbia, 37 kids died in 2 months. Not only were they kids, but they were natives to Colombia. Another bad factor of this situation was that the kids and their families lived in inaccessible jungle regions. People also believed that part of the malnutrition was from unfit drinking water. If you’re in an inaccessible jungle region and dying from unfit drinking water, it will be hard to get water that is good for you.
This is why people should start figuring out ways not only to get healthy water, but supply these people with the necessary equipment to survive. Since it is such a bad situation in Choco, Columbia, the current event about those people is the most important.
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Bob’s Brother Dude Guy
Image retreived from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6505201.stm on May 17, 2007