Everyone has at least kind of heard the stories in the Bible about plagues of locusts. Well, Argentina must have upset some God because it is like the dark ages down there right now.
Per The Guardian:
Argentina’s agricultural inspection agency has said it is keeping up efforts to control a locust infestation threatening crops in at least three states.
The agency said it had controlled 31 new outbreaks of the insect in the states of Catamarca, Santiago del Estero and Cordoba.
The plague affected about 700,000ha (1.7m acres), said the Rural Confederations of Argentina in an emailed statement. It is the worst infestation since 1954, according to Juan Pablo Karnatz, president of a farmers’ association in Santiago del Estero.
I have two friends who were in Argentina 3 weeks ago. Come to think of it, I haven’t heard from them since they got back. I should probably make sure they made it back….