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Thousands evacuated in El Salvador as Chaparrastique volcano spews ash

Some 2,000 people were evacuated in eastern El Salvador when the Chaparrastique volcano belched and spewed a column of ashes high into the sky. The 2,330 meter high volcano began erupting around 1630 GMT on Sunday, and authorities suspended scores of flights across parts of the small Central American country.…

Napolitano to visit Guatemala for drug war talks

US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit Guatemala next week for talks on President Otto Perez’s bold proposal to legalize drug production and consumption, authorities said Saturday. “This is a high-level visit. We hope to take up important issues for us, such as drug trafficking, (and) legalization of drugs,”…