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6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS

Guatemala City - A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country.

Guatemala mudslide kills 11: officials

Guatemala City - A mudslide in an indigenous village in Guatemala killed 11 people and injured at least nine more on Tuesday, the emergency services said.

Guatemala's jailed former VP agrees to extradition to US

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former vice president, in jail pending possible trial for alleged graft, said Thursday she had agreed to be extradited to the United States to face charges related to drug trafficking.

Five dead after strong quake hits Guatemala

Guatemala City - A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Guatemala and southern Mexico Wednesday, killing five people, causing power outages, and knocking down homes, officials said.

Two dead after strong quake hits Guatemala

Guatemala City - A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit western Guatemala early on Wednesday, killing at least two people and causing power outages, as well as damage to some buildings, officials said.The quake, originally estimated to measure 6.

Prosecutors seek to lift Guatemala leader's immunity over deadly blaze

Guatemala City - Guatemala's attorney general said Monday her ministry would seek to lift the immunity of President Jimmy Morales so he can respond to accusations he was legally responsible for the deaths of 41 girls in a shelter fire three months ago.

Mexico, Guatemala to boost help for migrants deported from US

Guatemala City - Mexico and Guatemala on Tuesday said they would boost the help they give to their citizens deported back home, especially from the United States.

UNHCR seeks $18 mn to help C.American kids trying for US

Guatemala City - The UN refugee agency has launched a campaign to raise $18 million for thousands of unaccompanied Central American children trying to get to the United States.

El Salvador captures escaped female killer 'Boss'

Guatemala City - Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said.

Guatemala launches search for fugitive female assassin boss

Guatemala City - Guatemalan security forces launched a search for the female leader of a hit squad for hire after she escaped the prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence.

Guatemala volcano eruption subsides after hasty evacuations

Guatemala City - Activity at a volcano near Guatemala's capital went back to normal on Saturday, officials said, a day after 300 people were evacuated as it spat hot ash high into the air.The so-called Volcano of Fire lies 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Guatemala City.

Mexico seeks extradition of ex-governor

Guatemala City - Mexico has asked Guatemala to extradite a fugitive former governor suspected of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars, officials said.

Guatemala rocked by new riot in juvenile detention center

Guatemala City - Guatemala authorities grappled with new violence in one of its juvenile detention centers on Thursday, a month after a blaze in a children's shelter killed 41 girls and shook the government.

Students mock Trump, local politicians in Guatemala parade

Guatemala City - Thousands of university students paraded through the capital of Guatemala on Friday in a traditional march to criticize and mock political issues, including this year US President Donald Trump.

Customs agents fraud ring busted in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Guatemala busted a ring of at least 15 customs agents, port workers and transport company workers on Friday accused of using falsified documents to avoid paying customs duties.

Guatemala gang attacks police after raid on detention center

Guatemala City - One of Guatemala's most-feared gangs, Barrio 18, has launched a wave of murderous attacks on police across the country following the storming of a detention center overrun by its jailed members, officials said Tuesday.

Police storm Guatemala juvenile center and free guards

San Jos - Guatemalan police stormed a juvenile detention center Monday and freed four guards taken hostage by inmates who killed two others during a riot over what they called harsh treatment.

Gang prisoners kill guards, take hostages in Guatemala

San Jos - Imprisoned young gang members killed two guards and held four others hostage in a riot in a juvenile detention center in Guatemala, police said Monday.

Guatemala asks Interpol to watch out for war crimes suspect

Guatemala City - Guatemala on Saturday asked Interpol to be on the lookout for a lawmaker accused of war crimes dating back to its 1960-1996 civil war.

Guatemala appoints new welfare minister after fire tragedy

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales presented a new social welfare minister Wednesday after her predecessor's arrest following a fire in a children's shelter that killed 40 teenage girls.
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