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Protesters set fire to Guatemala's Congress in protests over 2021 budget

22 Nov 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Thousands of people on Saturday staged the biggest protest yet against Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, with some setting fire to Congress, fuelled by anger over cuts in the 2021 budget just as the country reels from back to back storms.

Iota grows to category 2 hurricane as it nears Central America

16 Nov 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Iota has strengthened into a category 2 hurricane as it barrels toward Central America, a region still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Eta, and experts predict this year's unprecedented storm season will force more people to migrate.

Tropical Storm Iota strengthens as it approaches Central America

15 Nov 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Tropical Storm Iota is strengthening as it barrels toward Central America, with authorities urging communities to evacuate before it unleashes "life-threatening" flooding across a region still recovering from Hurricane Eta's devastation.

Tropical Storm Iota barrels toward Central America as mudslide buries 10 in Guatemala

14 Nov 2020

GUATEMALA CITY As Tropical Storm Iota barrels toward Central America, eight people were killed or reported missing in a landslide in Guatemala, authorities said on Saturday, in the latest disaster triggered by this year's unprecedented hurricane season.

Guatemala ends rescue operation after landslide, village to be abandoned

10 Nov 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala has ended rescue operations in a storm-lashed village where scores of people likely died last week in a huge landslide, the country's national disaster agency said on Tuesday, adding the site is no longer habitable and will be abandoned.

Guatemala Mayan villagers tell of harrowing escape from deadly landslide

09 Nov 2020

CHICUZ, Guatemala Matilde Ical Chen was toasting tortillas over a wood fire for the midday meal when the landslide ripped through the Guatemalan Mayan indigenous village of Queja, burying her mother, sisters and grandparents in a torrent of liquid earth and rock.

Fresh landslides halt search in Guatemalan hamlet buried in mud

08 Nov 2020

SAN CRISTOBAL VERAPAZ, Guatemala Fresh landslides have halted Guatemalan rescue workers' efforts to dig through mud as much as 50 ft (15 meters) deep to reach houses swamped by a devastating storm that has killed dozens of people across Central America and southern Mexico.

Woman loses 22 relatives after landslide hits storm-hit Guatemalan village

08 Nov 2020

SAN CRISTOBAL VERAPAZ, Guatemala Rescue workers on Saturday clambered over treacherous roads buried in mud and rubble to reach a remote mountain village in Guatemala swamped by a devastating storm that has killed and led to the disappearance of dozens of people across Central America and southern Mexico.

Rescue teams inch toward storm-wrecked Guatemalan village, dozens missing

07 Nov 2020

SAN CRISTOBAL VERAPAZ, Guatemala, Nov 7 Rescue workers on Saturday struggled over treacherous roads buried in mud and rubble to a remote mountain village in Guatemala swamped by a devastating storm that has killed dozens of people across Central America and southern Mexico.

'Worst storm in decades': Central America reels from calamitous floods and landslides

06 Nov 2020

TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY, Nov 6 The remains of Hurricane Eta dumped more torrential rain across large parts of Central America early on Friday after days of devastating floods and landslides that killed dozens of people.

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