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Economía, sociedad y territorio

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RODRIGUEZ-HERRERA, América; RUZ-VARGAS, Manuel  and  HERNANDEZ-RODRIGUEZ, Berenise. Risk and vulnerability in Llano Largo, Acapulco: Hurricane Henriette. Econ. soc. territ [online]. 2012, vol.12, n.39, pp.425-447. ISSN 2448-6183.

This article discusses the social experience generated from risk, out of the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Henriette in 2007, in the various settlements and housing developments and other sectors of Llano Largo and surrounding area located in the iconic Zona Diamante (Diamond Zone), of Acapulco city. It addresses disaster management by identifying the actors involved, affected population, construction companies and the state. Despite the social and cultural heterogeneity, villagers have noticed emerging organizational dynamics though incipient, contribute to identify the way to understate and place themselves in a reality of risks. The state, with a policy focused on the emergency, fails to integrate the processes of reconstruction that is held by private organizations, whose interests lie in taking advantage of the resulting vulnerability, while the state only serves the population in poverty with focused help.

Keywords : risk; vulnerability; floods; social actors.

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