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2006-06-21 07:10:00

Mica Rosenberg PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Homeless since a mudslide last year turned her Mayan village into a mass grave, Guatemalan widow Antonia Garcia has twice fled her plastic emergency shelter from the torrents of a new rainy season.

2005-10-16 14:08:29

By Eduardo Garcia PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Doctors fear that overcrowding and septic water could lead to a rash of illness among survivors of a landslide that swept away their Maya Indian village this month.

2005-10-12 18:51:01

By Catherine Bremer QUETZALTENANGO, Guatemala (Reuters) - Army helicopters and aid trucks ferried food and water on Wednesday to Guatemalan highland villages where thousands are packed into shelters, their homes swallowed by mudslides last week.

2005-10-11 16:16:36

By Catherine Bremer TACANA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Villagers mourned their dead on Tuesday and sprinkled lime over the mass graves of hundreds buried in huge mudslides, putting a seal on the latest tragedy to hit Guatemala's Maya Indians.

2005-10-11 15:13:54

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - When a volcano slope above their home collapsed, sisters Rosa and Elena Quicain were swept from the bed they share into a raging torrent of mud and rocks that became a mass grave for hundreds. Somehow, they survived it.

2005-10-11 13:45:46

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - When a volcano slope above their home collapsed, sisters Rosa and Elena Quicain were swept from the bed they share into a raging torrent of mud and rocks that became a mass grave for hundreds. Somehow, they survived it.

2005-10-11 06:41:13

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Rescuers searching for up to 1,400 people buried when a landslide swept away a Maya Indian village finally gave up on Monday, leaving the victims to lie forever encased in a tomb of thick mud.

2005-10-10 23:25:49

By Catherine Bremer TACANA, Guatemala (Reuters) - A landslide in western Guatemala that destroyed two churches and killed 80 people sheltering from fierce weather has emerged as the latest tragedy from Hurricane Stan to strike Central America.

2005-10-10 23:50:05

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Rescuers searching for up to 1,400 people buried when a landslide swept away a Maya Indian village finally gave up on Monday, leaving the victims to lie forever encased in a tomb of thick mud.

2005-10-10 15:09:10

By Frank Jack Daniel PANABAJ, Guatemala (Reuters) - Maya Indian villagers gave up hope on Monday of finding up to 1,400 victims buried in a huge mudslide in Guatemala even as sniffer dogs led a final, almost certainly futile search for miracle survivors.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.