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Today in Latin American history, the Parícutin volcano began to form in Parícutin, Mexico in 1943. The volcano began as a fissure in a cornfield owned by a P'urhépecha farmer, Dionisio Pulido. He and his wife witnessed the initial eruption of ash and stones first-hand. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, the Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina exploded in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America in 1600. continue reading »
The thousands of people who were evacuated Thursday because of the violent eruption of the Fuego volcano, located some 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of the Guatemalan capital, returned home Saturday after seismic activity diminished. continue reading »
RELAX this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »
The volcano shot out four minor blasts of ash, gas and vapor reaching a half mile into the sky earlier today. A cold ash rain is expected to fall onto Mexico City overnight if wind conditions and direction remain the same. continue reading »
The Popocatepetl volcano over Mexico City is once again active. The Popocatepetl, a gigantic 17,886-foot mountain that towers over Mexico City, shot a monumental cloud of ash about 2 miles over its crater Friday morning. continue reading »