Eighty-year-old María Estela Villalta says she lives in
fear. "I don't want to see the sea, I don't want to see the
river," she says as her eyes fill with tears.
The night of November 7, a turbulent stream from the Huiza River
shook her from her sleep and took away the few possessions she had.
"I could barely walk, my legs were shivering because the water was
up to here," she recalls as she points to her waist, and starts