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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.

US migration pact weighs heavily on Guatemala election

Guatemala City - More than eight million Guatemalans will head to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president with the country mired in a political scandal over a controversial migration deal with the United States.

US eyes migration deals with rest of Central America after Guatemala's

Guatemala City - The United States will seek migration deals with El Salvador, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama, akin to last week's with Guatemala, to curb emigration from Central America, a senior US official said Thursday.

Guatemalans protest controversial US migrant pact

Guatemala City - Dozens of Guatemalans protested on Wednesday against a controversial pact signed by the government with Washington aimed at curbing migration into the United States.

Migration deal with US meets mixed reactions in Guatemala

Guatemala City - A migration pact with the United States drew sharply mixed reactions in Guatemala on Saturday, as business groups welcomed it for helping avoid US punitive measures while rights groups called it "cruel and illegal.

Despondent Guatemalan coffee growers dream of US return

Morales - Many Guatemalans who spent years working in the United States to come home and set up a small coffee-growing business have seen their savings drained and their hopes dashed due to low coffee prices.

Guatemala court blocks signing of migration deal with US

Guatemala City - Guatemala's constitutional court has granted an injunction blocking President Jimmy Morales from signing a controversial deal with the United States that would oblige the Central American country to welcome migrants, at least in the short term.

Guatemala to hold election recount over fraud allegations

Guatemala City - Guatemala will hold a vote recount after fraud allegations in the wake of last Sunday's presidential and legislative elections, the country's Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) announced Thursday.
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