November 3, 1998 |
The International Red Cross on Monday said that it would need about $7.4 million to help victims of massive flooding and mudslides across Central America. Honduras and Nicaragua were particularly hard hit, with thousands of people feared dead and hundreds of thousands driven from their homes. In Washington, President Clinton said the U.S. would provide $2 million in food, medicine, water and other emergency supplies.
May 19, 1999 |
The House Tuesday night overcame concerns about excess spending and scores of special interest provisions to approve a $15-billion emergency package to finance the war in Yugoslavia and provide a broad assortment of disaster relief and refugee assistance.
November 17, 1998 |
A four-team international soccer tournament will be held tonight and Wednesday night at the Coliseum to raise money for disaster relief in Central America in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. Guatemala will play Honduras tonight at 7 and Mexico squares off against El Salvador at 9, with the third-place game Wednesday at 7, followed by the championship game at 9. All four countries will compete at no expense and CONCACAF, the 38-nation North and Central American and Caribbean organization, and U.