24 de febrero de 2019
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
Hispanic World

Death toll in California wildfires rises to 66 and 631 are reported missing

San Francisco, USA, Nov 15 (efe-epa).- One week after the two massive fires, which are still burning in northern and southern California, 66 corpses have been found and the number of missing persons doubled to 631 on Thursday evening, while firefighters have managed to gain some ground on the flames in the last few hours.

San Francisco, USA, Nov 15 (efe-epa).- One week after the two massive fires, which are still burning in northern and southern California, 66 corpses have been found and the number of missing persons doubled to 631 on Thursday evening, while firefighters have managed to gain some ground on the flames in the last few hours.

Butte County, in the northern part of the state, where the "Camp Fire" burns, accounts for 63 deaths - seven new on Thursday - making it the deadliest in California history, updated the list of missing persons to 631 in the evening.

This number is more than twice then on Thursday morning and almost five times as many as on Wednesday.

The majority of the disappeared reside in the town of Paradise, which had 26,000 inhabitants and was completely engulfed by the flames.

Firefighters, on the other hand, managed to advance during the last hours and are now containing the flames to 40 percent, after a couple of days in which the results for their efforts had been practically stagnant because of the unfavorable weather conditions.

According to the most recent estimates, Camp Fire has burned a total of 10,321 buildings (8,650 of them private homes) and razed 56,655 hectares.

Simultaneously to the Camp Fire, the "Woolsey Fire" which also started a week ago very close to Los Angeles, has claimed three fatalities, has burned 39,800 hectares and firefighters have managed to contain some 57 percent.

Although the origin of both fires remains unknown and the authorities are still investigating, some of those affected by the conflagration in the north have filed a lawsuit against the state's largest gas and electricity supplier, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).

PG&E last week revealed to regulators that it detected a "problem" on a power line near the area where the fire broke out just minutes before the flames started.

Histórico de noticias
Stanley Donen, director of "Singin' in the Rain," dead at 94

Washington, Feb 23 (EFE).- Tributes poured in Saturday for Stanley Donen, the director of classic films like "Singin' in the Rain" and "Charade," who died...

Maduro breaks off all relations with Colombia

Caracas, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Saturday that he is breaking off all political and diplomatic ties with the...

Guaido says 1st truckload of Brazilian aid has entered Venezuela

Caracas, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- The speaker of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, who a month ago proclaimed himself interim president of the...

Aid deliveries from Colombia blocked; some Venezuelan police desert

Cucuta, Colombia, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- Venezuela's National Police on Saturday impeded a human cordon that formed on a border crossing to accompany several...

At least 20 injured in clashes at Venezuela-Colombia border

Ureña, Venezuela, Feb 23 (efe-epa).-Clashes between members of Venezuela's National Guard and protesters in this town on the Venezuela-Colombia border left...

4 Venezuelan soldiers desert border posts, seek protection, Colombia says

Cucuta, Colombia, Feb 23 (efe-epa).- At least four members of Venezuela's National Guard deserted their posts on Saturday, crossed the border and sought the...

Venezuela denies troops shot civilians; Guaido appears at aid concert

United Nations, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- The top diplomat for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro denied Friday that soldiers were involved in deadly clashes with...

US and China extend trade talks into the weekend

Washington, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Negotiators representing the United States and China agreed Friday to extend trade talks into the weekend.

6 Suspected criminals killed by mob in Mexico

Veracruz, Mexico, Feb 22 (epa-efe).- Six suspected criminals were killed by residents of a town in the highlands of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz,...

López Obrador está "muy satisfecho" con futura Guardia Nacional civil

Mexico City, Feb 22 (epa-efe).- President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hailed on Friday the Mexican Senate's unanimous approval of a proposed constitutional...

Colombia demolishes Pablo Escobar's former luxury home

Medellin, Colombia, Feb 22 (epa-efe).- A high-rise building in this northwestern city that once served as the residence and headquarters of notorious drug...

Venezuela's Guaido makes appearance at aid concert

Cucuta, Colombia, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido arrived in this Colombian border city late Friday in time for...

Argentines raise cameras in protest against photographers' arrest

Buenos Aires, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Photographers and journalists in Buenos Aires raised their cameras in protest this Friday against the arrest of two...

Spanish producer, Oscar nominee for Best Animated Short: It's surreal

Los Angeles (USA), Feb 22 (efe-epa).- A Spanish producer told EFE on Friday that being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short was surreal...

Maduro blocks bridge to keep out humanitarian aid, Colombia says

Bogota, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- This Friday, when the "Venezuela Aid Live" concert is to be held in the city of Cucuta, Colombian Migration authorities...

Brazil bringing home doctors after Cuba pulls out of medical-exchange program

Sao Paulo, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- Cuba's recent decision to pull out of a program that supplies doctors to poor and remote areas of Brazil has provided a chance...

Venezuela says its troops didn't kill anyone

United Nations, Feb 22 (EFE).- Venezuela's foreign minister said here Friday that the military played no role in the deaths of two indigenous people near...

Port-au-Prince slum exemplifies dire problems of crisis-racked Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Feb 22 (efe-epa).- La Saline, one of Port-au-Prince's most dangerous neighborhoods, epitomizes the poverty that afflicts more than half of...

Melgar, Mineiro, Libertad frontrunners to enter groups of Copa Libertadores

Bogota, Feb 21 (EFE).- The penultimate season of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores 2019 has pushed Peru's Melgar FC, Brazil's Atletico Mineiro and...

Cucuta finalizes preparations to host 250,000 people at Venezuela Aid Live

Cucuta, Colombia, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- With the stage practically built, 100 percent hotel occupancy and most of the artists already there, the Colombian city...

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship 2019

Mexico City, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy signed a 63-stroke card on Thursday and dominated the first round of the World Golf...

Venezuela's Guaido heads to Colombian border to receive aid

Caracas, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president, Juan Guaido, went to his country's border with Colombia on Thursday to organize...

Venezuela's Maduro welcomes medical supplies from Russia

Caracas, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday the arrival of 7.5 tons of medical supplies from Russia amid mounting...

Surprising twist in Smollett case causes anger, indignation in Chicago

Chicago, Feb 21 (efe-epa).- The stunning twist in the case of gay African-American actor Jussie Smollett, who told police he was the victim of a hate crime...