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VIDEO: Peru, Bolivia under water

For the second straight day, the El Nino weather phenomenon is to blame for flooding that has left at least 15 regions in Peru and a vast part of Bolivia -- underwater.

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For the second straight day, the El Nino weather phenomenon is to blame for flooding that has left at least 15 regions in Peru and a vast part of Bolivia -- underwater.

The floodwaters have killed at least two people killed and left at least two thousand stranded.

Peruvian authorities have been criticized for being slow to declare of emergency and air-lifting victims from isolated areas.

But Peru's neighbor to the south has been equally hard-hit.

For many who depend on agriculture, their livelihood has been destroyed.

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At least 124 Bolivian municipalities have declared a state of emergency as a result of the torrential rains... with more rainfall expected in what has been the strongest El Nino in 15 years.

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