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Fuego, Going through Hell

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

Natural disasters tend to have an untoward nature; they strike suddenly and swiftly. In such events, people turn to the media to have direct access to the situation and to keep themselves updated. As soon as any disaster hits, you can always count on a journalist to show up and tell the story as it develops. On Sunday June 3, 2018, Volcán de Fuego, one of Central America’s most active volcanoes, let out a devastating eruption. Most of those affected by it lived in the villages on the slopes of the volcano, particularly San Miguel Los Lotes, which was largely destroyed. Here’s a recounting of the events through the perspective of one of the journalists, one of our own, who covered the disaster from the beginning.

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