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Mag 5.6 quake hits deep below Guatemala; no damage reports

Jun. 17, 2018 11:45 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake has shaken Guatemala, though there are no early reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was 61.5 miles (99 kilometers) below the surface Sunday night. Great depths tend to lessen a quake's shaking at the surface. The...

Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption

Jun. 17, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have ended the search for people buried by the eruption of the Volcano of Fire two weeks ago. The country's disaster agency said Sunday it suspended searches in San Miguel Los Lotes and El Rodeo because the area is "uninhabitable" and high risk. Volunteer...

Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

Jun. 17, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

The Trump administration's move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in Congress. It's also a situation that has been brewing since the week President...

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...

Jurassic World cast reacts to real-world volcanic disasters

Jun. 14, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The lava pours from the ceilings. It explodes from the mountaintop. It creeps, then pours and roars down the mountainside as people frantically try to escape — with dinosaurs chasing after them. It's the opening act of a major summer blockbuster, but the eruption part is reality for...

AP PHOTOS: Traces of life trapped beneath volcano's ash

Jun. 13, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — June 3 was a typical Sunday in the hamlet of San Miguel Los Lotes, with residents engaged in usual weekend activities. Walking through the hamlet, you can imagine boys playing soccer, mothers warming tortillas on a griddle, grandparents watching television, youths...

Guatemala resumes search for victims of volcano eruption

Jun. 13, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's disaster agency says it is resuming the search for bodies after a weeklong suspension at the Volcano of Fire. Conred spokesman David de Leon said Wednesday that rescuers are headed back into the impacted area. At least 110 people were killed when the volcano erupted June...

Guatemala's disaster agency says it is resuming the search for bodies after a weeklong suspension at the Volcano of Fire

Jun. 13, 2018 12:15 PM EDT
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's disaster agency says it is resuming the search for bodies after a weeklong suspension at the Volcano of Fire.

Texas hospital: 4 from Guatemala volcano critical, 2 good

Jun. 12, 2018 1:21 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas hospital treating six Guatemalan children severely burned when a volcano erupted last week says four of the children are in critical condition and two others are in good condition. The six were flown by military plane to Shriners Hospital of Galveston on June 7,...

Living with a monster: Tourism at a Guatemala volcano

Jun. 12, 2018 3:49 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO DE SALES, Guatemala (AP) — Tourists reached out to feel the heat from the still-smoldering lava, tossed sticks to see them burst into flames or watched a guide toast marshmallows on hot rocks as they hiked on Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, which days earlier had spewed lava. From the peak of...