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Guatemala Volcano Eruption: Authorities call off search with nearly 200 unaccounted for 

The volcano, which is located 35 kilometres (about 22 miles) southwest of the capital, is still generating four or five weak explosions an hour.

published on : 18th June 2018

Guatemala volcano eruption: death toll reaches 114

Using picks and other tools, along with some heavy machinery, recovery brigades discovered four dead bodies in the ruins of the village trapped under tonnes of volcanic material.

published on : 12th June 2018

At Guatemala volcano, search halted as death toll hits 109

Troublesome downpours and more volcanic activity had been hindering searches, but when teams have been able to work in the hardest hit areas, the death toll has continued to tick upward.

published on : 8th June 2018

Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search

Still-hot volcanic material and the threat of heavy rains displacing loose deposits were posing a serious risk to the safety of emergency workers, said agency spokesman David de Leon.

published on : 7th June 2018

At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions

Experts warned Wednesday that heavy rains in the area could provoke avalanches due to the large flows of volcanic mud, known as lahars, since the eruption on Sunday.

published on : 7th June 2018

Toll in Guatemala volcano eruption rises to 69

After an initial toll of 25 dead, it was revised upwards within hours as bodies were recovered from villages razed by the tumbling mud.

published on : 5th June 2018

Guatemala volcano death toll up to 33, expected to rise

Search and rescue operations for the missing and dead have been suspended due to low light and dangerous conditions, and will resume early on Monday morning, he said.

published on : 4th June 2018

At least 6 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

Ash was falling on the Guatemala City area as well as the departments of Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango and Escuintla, which are in south-central Guatemala around the volcano.

published on : 4th June 2018

Guatemala opens Israel embassy in Jerusalem after US move

Netanyahu profusely praised Guatemala for making the move and noted it came only two days after the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem.

published on : 16th May 2018

Guatemalan prison riot leaves seven dead, 25 injured

A spokesman for the country's penitentiary system confirmed the death toll in yesterday's riot in the city of Escuintla, adding that the injured had been taken to health centers.

published on : 27th April 2018

Army to withdraw from street patrols in Guatemala

The army was deployed to the streets in 2000 under then-president Alfonso Portillo, who cited the country's murder rate of 6,000 people per year as justification.

published on : 1st April 2018

Guatemala defends moving its embassy to Jerusalem

The controversial move is "a sovereign decision of Guatemalan foreign policy," Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel said.

published on : 7th March 2018

Guatemala to relocate embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales told a cheering crowd on Sunday that "as a sovereign decision, we recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."

published on : 5th March 2018

Ex-Guatemala Supreme Court president shot dead

Jose Arturo Sierra, who presided over the high court between 2013 and 2014, was attacked by unknown perpetrators while traveling by road, and was taken to hospital where he died.

published on : 27th January 2018

Guatemala: Jerusalem embassy move 'will not be reversed'

Foreign minister Sandra Jovel called for critics to "respect" the country's decisions.

published on : 30th December 2017
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