MEXICO CITY, August 5, 2009 — The W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, has named Alejandro Villanueva to be its new regional director for programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In early October 2005, the United States was focused on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina a month prior. But as thousands of small-scale farmers in Central America were preparing for the coffee harvest, Hurricane Stan struck. Guatemala, El Salvador and southern Mexico were hit the hardest; Stan directly caused 80 deaths and brought mud slides and flooding that led to as many as 2,000 more.