Fuego Volcano in Guatemala Claims More Lives

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales greets rescue workers during his visit to a site near the Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” in Escuintla, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales greets rescue workers during his visit to a site near the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," in Escuintla, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Moises Castillo / AP Photo
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales greets rescue workers during his visit to a site near the Volcan de Fuego, or “Volcano of Fire,” in Escuintla, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 6, 2018.
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales greets rescue workers during his visit to a site near the Volcan de Fuego, or "Volcano of Fire," in Escuintla, Guatemala, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Moises Castillo / AP Photo

Fuego Volcano in Guatemala Claims More Lives

Nearly 1,000 homes and 7,000 people have been directly affected since the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala began to erupt last week. That’s the estimate provided by Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, who promised “full transparency” in disciplining those responsible for botched evacuation efforts. According to the Associated Press, as many as 110 people have been killed so far, and many are trapped higher up the volcano since roads downhill have been swallowed by lava. To discuss the humanitarian and government response to the volcano, we’re joined by Nic Wirtz, an independent journalist living in Guatemala. He’s been writing about the volcano for The New York Times.