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Guatemala Volcanic Eruption

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A Guatemalan Volcano, Volcan de Fuego, erupted on June 3rd and 5th, 2018. The volcanic eruptions killed at least 99 people and left 192 people missing (CNN). The Guatemalan Disaster Relief Agency did not deliver the evacuation alert in time to warn villagers close to the volcano (BBC). Villages, such as El Rodeo, lost many […]

Morales Attempts to Remove UN Investigator

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Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales attempted on Monday to expel Ivan Velasquez, the head of a U.N. commission investigating the president’s campaign finances. Guatemala’s Constitutional Court blocked the order within hours, and the court officially ruled against the president on Tuesday (Reuters 1). Following the attempt, several Guatemalan cabinet members resigned, and civilians in opposition to […]

Anti-Corruption Protests Erupt in Central American Nations

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In recent weeks, several protests have erupted in cities across Guatemala and Honduras, demanding the resignation of the nations’ presidents. Though Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina was not charged, protestors linked him to recent corruption scandals in his administration (Associated Press). The allegations include bribes taken to protect businesses from import duties and the rigging […]