Boston — Hurricane Iota slammed into Central America late on Monday with ferocious winds and rain, threatening to cripple a region already reeling from a deadly storm two weeks ago.

Iota, the most powerful Atlantic storm in a record-setting season, came ashore along Nicaragua’s northeastern coast as a category 4 hurricane, and is moving westward with winds of 169km/h. It’s likely to trigger deadly mudslides and a humanitarian crisis, just weeks after Hurricane Eta killed more than 100 people and forced tens of thousands to evacuate...

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