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Costa Rica to receive 2 million dollars from United Arab Emirates

Costa Rica will receive a donation of USD 2 million from the United Arab Emirates for emergencies caused by natural disasters and covid-19, both...

Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search

Chile, Cuba and the United States are among the countries offering aid.

Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

More than 1.7 million people have been affected by the disaster.

UPDATED: Mexico reels in response to 7.1 earthquake

The toll from the authorities was preliminary and could rise, as rescue crews and volunteers in Mexico City – home to 20 million people – clawed through the rubble of collapsed buildings looking for survivors and bodies.

Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán

The National Emergency Commission evacuated eight families on Thursday . Mud and debris from the landslides damaged their homes, but the families are safe and healthy.

Flooding, ashfall, strong winds top Costa Rica’s natural disaster list this year

The Tico Times takes a look back at some of the natural disasters that hit Costa Rica and made headlines over the course of 2016.

Solís promises rapid rebuilding in Hurricane Otto’s wake; donation drives continue

President Luís Guillermo Solís and government agencies shared their million-dollar estimates for the price of repairs after touring through areas hit by Hurricane Otto.

1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti, leaving at least 9,600 houses in the deeply impoverished Caribbean country underwater, officials said Monday.

Is there a landslide risk for Tres Ríos?

The potential landslide near the town of Tres Ríos, in the Cartago canton of La Unión, has sparked a controversy over whether or not the owners of a local farm should be granted permission to mine rocks and other material along a local river.

Honduras, Myanmar, Haiti top disaster risk list, says climate group

LE BOURGET, France – Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti top a new list of nations hardest hit by two decades of storms, floods and landslides that killed more than half a million people, climate analysts reported Thursday, warning of more frequent disasters if Earth's overheating cannot be tamed.

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