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The Central American region and especially, the country of Guatemala, is vulnerable to numerous natural disasters – earthquakes, hurricanes, landslides, droughts and … volcanoes.
Thousands of Guatemalans are still recovering from the effects of the eruption of a volcano called Fuego – Spanish for “fire” – which took place in the summer of 2018. In this report, Maria Martin, our special correspondent living in Guatemala, looks back at the disaster. Some people are calling it the worst natural disaster to strike Guatemala in decades. Maria talks to her neighbors and she takes stock of what’s happened since. It’s one more catastrophe in which the poor and the vulnerable were hit the hardest, and they are demanding investigations of government corruption and neglect.
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VOICE OVERS: thanks to Charley Fierro, Josette King, Diane Livia and Mohamed Shehk Music:
VOICE OVERS: thanks to Charley Fierro, Josette King, Diane Livia and Mohamed Shehk