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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...

'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons

Jun. 15, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Lava pouring out of a Hawaii volcano burned down Mary Dressler's home and her town 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighborhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses. Memories and emotions overcame the...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jun. 15, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. A fire in Haiti ripped through a rice and beans market, where vendors lost everything, while in Mexico, Haitian migrants in the border city of Tijuana...

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...

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire emits another hot sediment flow

Jun. 9, 2018 10:20 PM EDT

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemala's Volcano of Fire released a flow of burning sediment and rock Saturday, causing authorities to order new preventative evacuations almost a week after the initial eruption left at least 110 people dead and about 200 missing. Guatemala's seismology and vulcanology...