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Pence to visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala

Jun. 14, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday he will visit Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala during the last week of June. He will start the tour June 26 in Brasilia, where he will meet Brazilian president Michel Temer. The following day Pence will be in Manaus, capital of the Brazilian...

Grim task as forensic experts ID Guatemala volcano victims

Jun. 8, 2018 11:10 PM EDT

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — Forensic experts worked Friday on the grim task of identifying dozens of bodies charred beyond recognition by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, a disaster that has left at least 110 confirmed dead and nearly 200 still missing. Even as search and recovery efforts were...

At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109

Jun. 7, 2018 9:37 PM EDT

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Rescuers suspended search and recovery efforts Thursday at villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, leaving people with missing loved ones distraught and prompting some to do the risky work themselves with rudimentary tools. Conred, the...

At Guatemala volcano, time running out for rescue chances

Jun. 6, 2018 9:59 PM EDT

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — Emergency crews pulled more bodies from what remained of villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire on Wednesday, but time was quickly running out to find survivors as the confirmed death toll rose to 99 with nearly 200 still missing. Thousands...

'Nobody is left': Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

Jun. 5, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — Lilian Hernandez wept as she spoke the names of aunts, uncles, cousins, her grandmother and two great-grandchildren — 36 family members in all — missing and presumed dead in the explosion of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire. "My cousins Ingrid, Yomira, Paola, Jennifer,...

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 69, expected to rise

Jun. 4, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — Rescuers pulled survivors and bodies from the charred aftermath of the powerful eruption of Guatemala's Volcano of Fire, as the death toll rose to 69 on Monday and was expected to go higher from a disaster that caught residents of remote mountain hamlets off guard, with little or...

At least 7 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

Jun. 3, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — One of Central America's most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing at least seven people and injuring 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash. An undetermined number were missing, and authorities feared...

Guatemalan court halts removal of Swedish ambassador

May. 29, 2018 11:51 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's highest court has halted the government's request that Sweden remove its ambassador. The Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that the administration of President Jimmy Morales must follow established international rules in resolving the issue. In early May, the government...

Guatemala minister: Sheldon Adelson flew officials to Israel

May. 25, 2018 12:21 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — United States casino magnate Sheldon Adelson provided Guatemala's official delegation a Boeing 767 to travel to Israel for the relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a Guatemalan government official said Friday. Guatemalan foreign minister Sandra Jovel said Adelson...

Guatemala embassy move seen as domestic win, pleasing US

May. 16, 2018 9:00 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's move of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Wednesday was the culmination of longstanding friendly ties between the two nations. It's also seen by many as an attempt to curry favor with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, which two days...