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Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants

Guatemala City - Guatemala has sent back almost 3,500 Honduran migrants from a caravan that was heading to the United States over concerns they might spread Covid-19, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday.

More than 2,000 US-bound migrants abandon trek in Guatemala

- More than 2,000 migrants on Saturday dropped their bid to reach the United States after Guatemala threatened to expel them out of concern they might spread Covid-19.

Thousands of US-bound migrants surge into Guatemala

- Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants bound for the United States surged across the border into Guatemala on Thursday, just weeks before a tense American presidential election where immigration is a key issue.

US-bound migrant caravan enters Guatemala: AFP

- Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants bound for the United States surged across the border into Guatemala on Thursday.

Nana downgraded to tropical storm over Guatemala

Guatemala City - Nana was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday as it hit Guatemala, several hours after making landfall in Belize as a hurricane.

El Salvadoran sisters attending online classes up a tree

Los - Two sisters in western El Salvador are taking their love of learning to great heights: every day they climb a mountain, then scramble up an olive tree to get a signal to access their online college lessons.

French NGO head killed in Guatemala

Guatemala City - The French director of an NGO in Guatemala was killed Monday in an armed attack in the northeast of the country, a human rights organization said.

Guatemala blasts Trump over virus-infected migrant deportations

Guatemala City - Guatemala blasted US President Donald Trump on Thursday over US deportations of migrants infected with coronavirus.

Judge rejects petition to release Guatemala ex-president

Guatemala City - A judge on Tuesday rejected an appeal by jailed Guatemalan ex-president Otto Perez to be released into house arrest over fears of contracting the coronavirus.

Colored flags signal Guatemalans' need for help under virus curfew

Guatemala City - Floridalma Chavez, 24, hangs a bit of white cloth in the window of her home in Guatemala City, alerting the neighborhood that she and her family need help amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Guatemala find reveals early Mayan writing

Guatemala City - A 2,000 year old stela recently discovered in Guatemala has revealed examples of the genesis of Mayan writing, according to experts studying the ancient civilization that dominated much of Central America.

Guatemala to ask US for ex anti-corruption prosecutor's extradition

Guatemala City - Guatemala said on Wednesday it will ask the United States to extradite former anti-corruption prosecutor Thelma Aldana, who fled to the US last year after a warrant was issued for her arrest over graft.

Honduran migrant caravan rumbles on through Guatemala

Guatemala City - More than 1,000 Honduran migrants broke through a police barrier on the border with Guatemala on Thursday in a bid to join hundreds of others heading for the United States.

Giammattei set to swear in as Guatemala president under corruption cloud

Guatemala City - Right-wing Alejandro Giammattei is set to swear in as Guatemala's new president on Tuesday with a vow to tackle corruption, replacing the unpopular Jimmy Morales.

Guatemalan indigenous people march in support of Morales

Guatemala City - Hundreds of indigenous people marched through the Guatemalan capital on Thursday in support of Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales, granted asylum in Mexico after resigning amid protests over election irregularities.

Guatemala sees hike in migrant expulsions from Mexico

Guatemala City - Mexico has sent more than 100,000 Central American migrants back across its border with Guatemala since January, a 63 percent rise on the same period last year, the government announced Wednesday.

Guatemala's UN-backed anti-corruption body shuts down

Guatemala City - UN anti-corruption prosecutors pulled the curtain down on more than a decade of high-profile investigations in Guatemala when its mandate ended Tuesday, heightening fears of a return to impunity in the Central American country.

New Guatemalan leader demands respect from Trump

Guatemala City - Guatemala's president-elect Alejandro Giammattei said in an interview with AFP he would not seek confrontation with President Donald Trump over Central America's migration crisis but would demand respect from his US counterpart.

Conservative Giammattei elected Guatemala president

Guatemala City - Conservative Alejandro Giammattei was elected as Guatemala's president on Sunday, defeating former first lady Sandra Torres in a run-off, the central American country's electoral court said.

Authoritarian or angry? Guatemala's presidential candidates

Guatemala City - Guatemalans worried by corruption, poverty, gang violence and migration head to the polls on Sunday to decide which of two candidates will be their next president: center-left former first lady Sandra Torres or conservative Alejandro Giammattei.
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