Video | Valparaíso Wildfires 2017: Experience of Juana Menares, “Puertas Negras” community

By: Jorge León and Sebastián Sanhueza

Published on August 1, 2022

Juana Menares is the president of the “Puertas Negras” neighborhood council in Valparaíso, and in this interview she explains what happened during the 2017 bushfires, and how it affected the life of the community. Also, she highlighted how the government, municipality and health centers are key to confront the challenges for bushfire prevention and housing recovery.

Key words: Bushfire, Resilience, Vulnerability, Exposure, Recovery

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