Earthquake in Peru: A Terrible Situation
Excellent coverageof the Peru Earthquake and its aftermath is available at Peru's El Comercio online edition, which remains a bright spot in a scene of chaos. One of the worst effects following natural disaster is the breakdown in communications, and El Comercio is doing an excellent job of providing updated information to the country and the world. They have a pretty interesting website which combines aspects of Internet, radio, newspaper, and TV news, so you might want to take a look at it. There are a series of four videos featuring Peruvian TV film coverage here; the third and fourth show the extreme destruction that has taken place. On both websites, which are longer than most US websites, you will have to scroll down.
Bloggers in Peru are also helping fill the information gap with posts such as this one, automatically translated. In addition, Charity Navigator has put up a webpage with further information about making a contribution. Catholic charity, Caritas, is also arranging for contributions which will go directly through church channels.