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Avalanches and Landslides

Guatemala to investigate for those responsible for mudslide

The warning signs were everywhere in the canyon neighborhood of Cambray on the outskirts of Guatemala City, where a mudslide buried hundreds of people last week. Residents lived with regular falling rocks and flooding from the adjacent Pinula River. Evelyn de Cifuentes said her mother-in-law was killed in a smaller slide in 2010 next to her own house. A November report by Guatemala's National Disaster Reduction Commission said there were "fractures in blocks of material that can indicate future slides," and people should be moved out. But the area wasn't declared uninhabitable until Monday, four days after hundreds of people almost certainly perished when a hillside...