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Living with a monster: Tourism at a Guatemala volcano

Jun 11, 2018 Read more: SFGate
SAN FRANCISCO DE SALES, Guatemala (AP) - Tourists reached out to feel the heat from the still-smoldering lava, tossed sticks to see them burst into flames or watched a guide toast marshmallows on hot rocks as they hiked on Guatemala's Pacaya volcano, which days earlier had spewed lava. From the peak of Pacaya they had a clear view of the nearby Volcano of Fire, which erupted June 3, emitting a fast-moving avalanche of super-heated muck that killed at least 110 people and left about 200 missing. "I would encourage people to come and see the beauty of the place; there's nothing necessarily to fear," said Maximilian Penn, a chef from New York gazing at the breathtaking view.

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