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Guatemala eruption: More evacuations ordered

Authorities hope to prevent further disaster, evacuation nearby homes.

Guatemala eruption: More evacuations ordered

Latin America

Fuego volcano disaster: Search operation suspended

While grieving their losses, families are searching for their loved ones in order to put them to rest.

Fuego volcano disaster: Search operation suspended

Latin America

Guatemala volcano: Rescuers struggle as death toll rises

Rescue workers pulled more bodies from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least 65.

Guatemala volcano: Rescuers struggle as death toll rises

Latin America

Guatemala: A disabled women's struggle for more independence

From transportation to building access, getting around in Guatemala City can be a struggle, when not downright dangerous, for disabled people, but one government worker is trying to change that.

Guatemala: A disabled women's struggle for more independence

Latin America

Calls for improved children rights in Guatemala

Despite having one of the healthiest economies in Latin America, the UN says that Guatemala is failing its children.

Calls for improved children rights in Guatemala

Latin America

How NAFTA helped stir Mexico health crisis

While economists have praised economic growth brought about by the trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico, healthcare workers in Mexico say the pact has had disastrous consequences.

How NAFTA helped stir Mexico health crisis

Mexico

Mexico earthquakes: Thousands of people homeless

Hundreds are still living in temporary camps in Mexico 32 years after they lost their homes in a massive earthquake. The list of those looking for a home grew even longer when another big quake struck Mexico City in September.

Mexico earthquakes: Thousands of people homeless

Mexico

Mexico City to reform traffic laws over accidents

On the roads of Mexico City, where you do not have to take a test to get a driving licence, three people are killed every day, on average, and thousands of traffic accidents reported.

Mexico City to reform traffic laws over accidents

Latin America

Mexico's presidential race chaotic as independents join the race

The 2018 presidential election in Mexico will allow candidates to run without party backing, but with voter discontent running high, every candidate will have an uphill battle.

Mexico's presidential race chaotic as independents join the race

Latin America

Guatemala upcycles decommissioned US school buses

Hundreds of decommissioned school buses from the US are driven south to Guatemala every month.

Guatemala upcycles decommissioned US school buses

Latin America

Mexico City better prepared for earthquakes than in 1985

Mexico City's 20 million people were well prepared when the strongest earthquake in 100 years struck them last week.

Mexico City better prepared for earthquakes than in 1985

Latin America

Guatemala president faces impeachment amid corruption scandal

Guatemala’s president may inch closer to impeachment on Monday. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether Congress should decide whether to strip Jimmy Morales of his immunity.

Guatemala president faces impeachment amid corruption scandal