Posts Tagged ‘Peru’

Hillary in Peru.. part of the final leg of her Tour of Latin America…

In Ceasar Chavez, Global News, Latin America, Madame Secretary Hillary Clinton on June 11, 2010 at 6:09 pm

“The Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister Brent Symonette said experts, including those from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), have warned that the northern island chain is vulnerable to the Gulf Oil spill.”

Hillary: “Clinton described Symonette’s presentation as “sobering” telling reporter that he pointed to the United States’ inability to cope with the clean-up. “Our understanding of, and preparation for dealing with a disaster like this is out-of-date,” Clinton said.” “People have reached agreements and organised themselves to deal with a tanker accident or a cruise ship discharge – the kinds of things that unfortunately were the problems of the past.”

“But now we face this catastrophic blowout of this huge drilling operation in the Gulf and ministers made a very good suggestion that we need to start right now to get better prepared, better equipped to deal with something that might be of this magnitude in the future,” she said, noting that the Obama administration has pledged to do everything possible to prevent further environmental damage.”