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Joe Biden could prevent deportation of more than a million immigrants

US President-elect Joe Biden is considering plan that would shield more than a million immigrants from Honduras and Guatemala from deportation after they were battled by hurricanes. Biden’s transition team team is weighing whether to grant them Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The programme allows people already in the United States at the time of the […]

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Central America – Honduras, Guatemala brace for another Tropical Storm ‘Iota’

Reeling under the destruction after Hurricane Eta, Honduras and Guatemala are bracing for another tropical storm to hit the region. A statement on from the United States-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned that Tropical Storm Iota was expected to strengthen, bringing “dangerous winds, storm surge and rainfall” to Central America starting on Monday. “Iota is […]

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Hurricane Eta triggered mudslides have killed at least 150 in Guatemala

At least 150 people have died in Guatemala after dozens were buried by mudslides triggered by Storm Eta’s torrential rains. President Alejandro Giammattei said around 100 people were feared dead in Quejá in the central region of Alta Verapaz. Bad weather has hampered rescue efforts while roads are still blocked and large areas remain flooded. […]