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Official Guatemala volcano death toll rises to 121

Guatemala City - The death toll from the violent eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano on June 3 has risen to 121, after the identification of five cadavers recovered from the devastated zone, a forensics institute said Wednesday.

US deporting 80% more Guatemalans than in 2017

Guatemala City - Deportations of Guatemalans have increased 80 percent this year on the back of US President Donald Trump's controversial "zero tolerance" policy towards unauthorized migrants, Guatemala said on Thursday.

Pence to Central Americans: Stay put

Guatemala City - US Vice President Mike Pence urged Central American leaders Thursday to halt what he called an exodus of people that has triggered a humanitarian crisis at the US border with Mexico.

Guatemalan disaster chief accused in volcano deaths lawsuit

Guatemala City - Guatemalan lawmakers filed a manslaughter suit Wednesday against the head of the country's civil protection agency over its failure to warn people about the eruption of the Fuego volcano, which left at least 112 dead.

Guatemala asks US to help its migrants after volcano eruption

Guatemala City - Guatemala Monday asked the US government to give its migrants Temporary Protected Status after the devastating Fuego volcano eruption.

Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted for

Guatemala City - Authorities on Sunday called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside.

Guatemala rescuers rush to find last volcano survivors

- Scores of civil defense and rescue workers scrambled Monday to try to find any unlikely survivors of the Fuego volcano's deadly eruption more than a week on.

For relatives of Guatemala volcano victims, an agonizing wait

Escuintla - At an improvised morgue in the Guatemalan town of Escuintla, dozens of people stand around in an anguished daze, clutching photos of their loved ones, hoping to recover their bodies for burial.

Guatemala volcano toll reaches 109: officials

Guatemala City - The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano has reached 109, officials said Thursday.The National Forensic Sciences Agency said morgues had received the remains of 109 victims of Sunday's eruption. The previous toll was 99.

Grim search in the rubble at Guatemala's empty Ground Zero

El Rodeo - Police tied a red tape to an electricity pole outside Henry Rivas's house. It's supposed to warn of danger, but after Sunday's devastating volcanic eruption, Henry has come to think of it as marking a boundary between life and death.

Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search

Guatemala City - The threat of fresh landslides forced emergency workers Thursday to suspend a search for victims of a major eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, the country's disaster management agency said.

At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions

Escuintla - Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99.

Guatemala volcano toll rises to 75, nearly 200 missing

Alotenango - Nearly 200 people are missing and at least 75 have been killed since Guatemala's Fuego volcano began erupting over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.

Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

Alotenango - Rescue workers pulled more bodies Monday from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least 69.

Guatemalans recall terror of eruption

Escuintla - Sitting on the floor of the community shelter where he and his family found refuge, Manuel Lopez breathed a sigh of relief Monday after his close call with Guatemala's deadly Fuego volcano.

Search for missing after Guatemala volcano kills 25

Alotenango - Emergency workers will resume the search on Monday for Guatemalans missing after the eruption of the Fuego volcano, which belched out clouds of ash and flows of lava and left at least 25 people dead.

Guatemala volcano eruption kills 25

Guatemala City - At least 25 people were killed when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close, the country's disaster agency said.

At least six killed as Guatemalan volcano erupts

Guatemala City - At least six people were killed when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close.The strong eruption was the second major one this year.

Guatemala's ex-army chief jailed for 1981 rape and torture

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former army chief and other retired officers received long prison terms Wednesday for the rape and torture of a woman and the disappearance of her brother in 1981 during the country's civil war.

Guatemalan shop owners march in support of president

Guatemala City - Thousands of shop owners in Guatemala City marched on Wednesday in support of President Jimmy Morales, who is accused of corruption for suspected illegal electoral campaign financing.
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