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Thousands bury two boys kidnapped, murdered in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Two indigenous children murdered by unidentified kidnappers were buried on Tuesday west of Guatemala's capital, in a funeral attended by thousands of people.

Motorcycle pilgrims pay homage to Guatemala's 'Black Christ'

Guatemala City - Some 30,000 motorcycle-riding Catholics left the Guatemalan capital Saturday on a pilgrimage to the eastern city of Esquipulas to venerate the so-called Black Christ.

Guatemala leader's son and brother arrested on corruption charges

Guatemala City - A son and a brother of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales were arrested Wednesday on corruption charges over suspected fraud in a state food contract, officials said.

Guatemala asks Trump to guarantee 'protection' of migrants

Guatemala City - Guatemala on Wednesday asked Donald Trump to ensure the "protection" of migrants in the United States, fearing his campaign promise to deport undocumented foreigners.

Guatemala eliminates river blindness

Guatemala has become the fourth country in the Americas to eliminate river blindness disease. The announcement represents tough action by national and international bodies.

Jewish community in Guatemala resettles, claiming harassment

Guatemala City - A community of Orthodox Jews living outside Guatemala's capital moved out Sunday, claiming persecution because of their faith.The 500-strong group hails from the United States, Israel, Canada, several European countries, Mexico and El Salvador.

Guatemala landslide kills nine

Guatemala City - A landslide triggered by torrential rain killed at least nine people in a poor shantytown on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, authorities said Wednesday.The tragedy hit Tuesday night in Villa Nueva, just south of Guatemala City.

Honduras, Guatemala most dangerous for environmentalists: AI

Guatemala City - Honduras and Guatemala are the most dangerous countries in the world for environmentalists due to the persecution and even murder of activists, Amnesty International said in a report Thursday.

Guatemala mayor arrested over mudslide that killed 280

Guatemala City - A mayor of a Guatemalan village was arrested Thursday for allegedly ignoring warnings ahead of a mudslide that engulfed a community in 2015, killing 280 people.

The 'rented out' children on Guatemala's streets

Guatemala City - Kids can be seen cleaning windshields or juggling in clown makeup on street corners in Guatemala's cities.

Tropical Storm Earl hits Mexico, maintains intensity

Puerto Barrios - Tropical Storm Earl hit Mexico after weakening from a hurricane over Central America, but continued to cause evacuations amid persistent fears of flooding.

Earl hits Belize at hurricane strength, prompting flooding fears

Puerto Barrios - A hurricane packing 130 kilometer (80 mile) per hour winds and heavy rain made landfall in Central America near Belize's capital, where officials warned of likely flooding and damage to homes Thursday.

Tropical Storm Earl bears down on Central America

Guatemala City - A tropical storm, dubbed Earl and packing nearly hurricane-force winds, was to hit northern Central American countries Wednesday, prompting warnings and emergency planning by authorities.

Daughter of murdered journalist gunned down in Guatemala

Guatemala City - The daughter of a Guatemalan journalist murdered in June was herself fatally shot on Tuesday in her hometown of Coatepeque, police said.Lindaura Aceituno, 36, died after being taken to hospital with several bullet wounds.

Thirteen killed in Guatemala prison riot: authorities

Guatemala City - Thirteen people were killed on Monday in a prison riot in Guatemala, among them an ex-soldier imprisoned for killing a Roman Catholic bishop almost two decades ago, authorities said.

Guatemala, Belize to hold talks on border dispute

Guatemala City - Guatemala and Belize will hold talks in Turkey this weekend on a border dispute that veered toward crisis last month after Belizean soldiers killed a Guatemalan boy.

OAS probes teen's killing amid Guatemala-Belize border tensions

Guatemala City - Tensions over a disputed border between Guatemala and Belize simmered over the weekend with a new shooting incident less than a month after Belizean soldiers killed a teen.

Guatemala reboots genocide trial for ex-dictator

Guatemala City - Former Guatemalan military dictator Efrain Rios Montt's genocide trial will restart from zero after being separated from a similar case against his spy chief, a lawyer said Friday.

Genocide retrial of ex-dictator suspended in Guatemala

Guatemala City - A closed-door retrial of Guatemala's former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide was suspended on Wednesday after plaintiffs won a battle to have his case judged separately from that of his intelligence chief.

Guatemala arrests dozens of gang members in raids

Guatemala City - Security forces on Monday launched raids on one of the biggest gangs in Guatemala, arresting 72 suspected members of a cell specializing in extortion, officials said.
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