Even as BP engineers and federal emergency management teams fight this weekend to contain the leak from the ruined offshore rig Deepwater Horizon, containment and cleanup efforts are underway across the Gulf coast. The environmental damage from the leak is devastating: to marine and aquatic life, to marshlands and shoreline, and to the water-based economies of states still recovering from hurricane Katrina.
Annie Correal is a reporter on the oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper in America, New York City’s El Diario/La Prensa. She’s in Louisiana now, reporting on the containment efforts underway there. Maria talks with her about the Latinos working to clean up BP’s spill.
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Annie Correal’s reporting comes to Latino USA in cooperation with Feet in 2 Worlds. You can read more about the cleanup efforts and see more photos from the Hopedale Command Center on the Feet in 2 Worlds blog.