June 18, 2018 3:13 AM BREAKING: Guatemala SHAKEN by earthquake as 5.6 magnitude tremor hits
AN EARTHQUAKE of 5.6 magnitude has hit the country of Guatemala, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It was located 67 km southwest of Guatemala City, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre said. The quake was also felt in neighbouring El Salvador, according to reports. It comes only two weeks after the eruption of the Fuego volcano 11
June 17, 2018 10:31 PM Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption
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 firefighters continue to look for two missing colleagues 8
June 6, 2018 10:27 PM Guatemala volcano eruption MAP: Where is Guatemala on the map? Where is Fuego volcano?
GUATEMALA’S Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday in its deadliest eruption in more than 100 years. But where is Guatemala and the Fuego volcano? Since 1580 there have been 79 recorded eruptions, the Smithsonian Institution reports. The latest death toll from Sunday’s eruption stood at 85 on Wednesday and some 200 people were missing. Fuego exploded violently 21
June 5, 2018 12:20 PM Ring of Fire volcano MAP: Where are the volcanoes on the Ring of Fire?
GUATEMALA’S Volcan De Fuego has erupted with an official death toll currently sitting at 69 people making it one of the deadliest eruptions in recent history. The volcano sits with others in the active ’Ring of Fire’ zone in the pacific ocean, but where are the other volcanoes? Guatemala’s catastrophic eruption occurred on the ‘Volcano De Fuego’, which 27
February 1, 2018 3:52 PM ON THIS DAY: Thursday, February 1 2017
SWINDON 1952: Swindon was strongly combatting the Home Office refusal of the application for a separate Magistrates County Committee, for which the borough was qualified by the size of its population. A joint deputation from the Town Council and the local magistrates went to the Home Office to argue the town’s case. 1952: The culminating feature of the special 22
January 15, 2018 5:08 PM How salmonella destroyed the mighty Aztecs: Ancient teeth reveal how nearly ALL of Mexico was once wiped out by one of the most devastating food poisoning epidemics in human history
It has been described as one of the most devastating epidemics in human history - and now scientists have discovered what caused it. An outbreak of a mystery disease in 1576, and second wave in 1576, killed around seven million to 17 million people and helped destroy the mighty Aztec Empire. Known to the locals as cocoliztli, the symptoms of the disease 31
December 25, 2017 2:56 PM Israel PM says Guatemala embassy move 'just the start'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hailed Guatemala's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, saying other nations would also follow Washington's recognition of the city as Israel's capital. "Other countries will recognise Jerusalem and announce the relocation of their embassies. A second country did it and I repeat it: there will be others 15
December 21, 2017 4:47 AM Mexico arrests former party official in corruption case
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican authorities detained a former official of President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party on Wednesday in a corruption case involving a fugitive ex-governor. Alejandro Gutierrez is reportedly suspected of participating in a scheme to divert about 240 million pesos ($12 million) in public funds for political 4
November 25, 2017 9:42 AM Honduras blames Guatemala for 'creating environmental disaster'
Shocking photos reveal "trash islands" in the sea surrounding the idyllic Caribbean island of Roatan, Honduras. Leonardo Serrano, deputy mayor of the Honduran town of Omoa, claimed communities in neighbouring Guatemala are dumping their refuse into a river which is then gathering at sea to form floating "trash islands". Some of the rubbish is being deposited 14
October 27, 2017 3:45 PM Tropical Storm Selma threatens El Salvador, neighbors
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Selma has formed off the coast of Central America and is heading toward El Salvador. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Selma is located about 180 miles (290 kilometers) south of San Salvador, the nation's capital. It has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and is heading northwest at 5 mph (7 kph). The center 11