Type
Article
Titre
Contar los muertos para contar la muerte. : Discusión en torno al número de fallecidos en la tragedia de 1999 en el estado Vargas
Dans
Revista Geografica Venezolana
Auteur(s)
ALTEZ Rogelio - Escuela de anthropologia. (Auteur)
REVET Sandrine - (Auteur)
Éditeur
Universidad de los Andes
Numéro
numero especial
Pages
21 - 43 p.
ISSN
10121617
Mots clés
intensidad subjetiva, number of deseases, disaster, missing persons, subjective intensity., número de muertes, desastre, desaparecidos, intensidad subjetiva.
Résumé
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The disaster suffered by Vargas state (Venezuela, December 1999) has produced a severe impact in the Venezuelan society, in the middle of a sensitive political context. An extraordinary material destruction, along the coastline and mountain for dozens of kilometers, they led to generally hasty opinions and declarations about the deseases caused by the event. The responsible for generating those opinions (medias, political authorities, national and international aids), soon had estimated numbers that quickly became inaccurate and lifted its limits to tens of thousand dead persons, without systematizing its sources neither specifying the totals. This work is intended to check those numbers carefully, by searching in sources related to the facts, as well as to think of the effects generated by the common construction of a discourse that, sooner or later, began to identify the consequences of the rains with the biggest Venezuelan history tragedy.

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