Guatemala reports first coronavirus death, an elderly man back from Spain
Sunday, 15 March 2020 Guatemala has registered its first fatality from coronavirus infection, an elderly man who had recently visited Madrid, Health Minister Hugo Monroy said on Sunday, in one of the first deaths from the outbreak to hit Central America.
Guatemalan security forces on Monday cleared a road of hundreds of people in a mostly Honduran migrant caravan that had camped out overnight when authorities barred it from advancing toward the United States.
Guatemalan security forces on Monday cleared a road of hundreds of people in a mostly Honduran migrant caravan that had camped out overnight when authorities barred it from advancing toward the United States. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
At least two people died after a building collapsed due to an explosion in central Madrid with smoke coming out of the building. Madrid's Mayor informed about the two casualties, adding that initial information showed gas leak to be responsible for the blast. Rescue operation is underway and authorities have also started evacuated elderly people from the nearby nursing home.
Small skirmishes broke out between Honduran security forces and migrants trying to cross the border into Guatemala on Friday night, with Guatemalan officials estimating around 6,500 people to be heading north to the United States. Olivia Chan reports.
Guatemala and Honduras are deploying more soldiers to prevent migrants from trekking north to the United States, amid growing desperation among those seeking to cross and signs of new caravans forming. Matthew Larotonda reports.