Category - Central America and Caribbean

27
Jun

Turtle Inn Belize

Francis and Eleanor Coppola (yes that Francis Coppola) acquired this beachside hideaway in 2001 and created an idyllic refuge for those seeking a relaxing or adventure-filled getaway to Belize. This 25-room seafront escape delights guests with individual thatched cottages, decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings, naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes. Just steps beyond your […]

4
Jun

Guatemala: Volcanoes

More dangers loom after Guatemala volcano eruption kills 25 people Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted with deadly fury, but now more hazards threaten grieving residents. At least 25 people were killed after the volcano erupted Sunday, spewing a river of lava and plumes of smoke almost 6 miles into the air, said CONRED, the government agency […]

22
Mar

Mexico: Purisima del Rincon: Attack by gunmen

Eight people were killed and 11 wounded after gunmen burst into a social event in central Mexico. The Guanajuato state prosecutors’ office said Thursday the mass shooting took place a day prior in the town of Purisima del Rincon. Prosecutors said gunmen pulled up in several vehicles, opened fire on those attending the event, and […]

12
Feb

Guatemala: volcano activity

Due to a recent increase in volcanic activity, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRAD) in Guatemala issued an orange alert (danger) for the Fuego Volcano on February, 1, 2018. A fine volcanic ash is falling in the areas surrounding the volcano, including Antigua Guatemala, Ciudad Vieja, and the west and south of Guatemala City. […]

6
Dec

Honduras: Crime warning from Canadian Government

Chamelecón, Choloma and Cofradía – Avoid all travel Avoid all travel to Chamelecón, Choloma and Cofradía in the department of Cortés due to high levels of violence and crime. Crime There is a high level of violent crime in Honduras, and the country has one of the highest homicide rates in the world. Drug trafficking, […]

27
Oct

Central America: Tropical Storm Selma

Tropical Storm Selma will threaten a part of Central America with flooding rain and dangerous surf this weekend. Tropical Storm Selma formed south of El Salvador during the early morning hours of Friday, and will gradually churn northward into this weekend. Selma may make landfall as soon as Saturday near the border of El Salvador […]