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Guatemala's Pacaya volcano continues erupting after 50 days

Guatemala City - The Pacaya volcano close to Guatemala's capital is maintaining "high levels" of activity with strong eruptions, ash clouds and rivers of lava spewing out, officials said on Friday.

Guatemala urges justice for citizens murdered in Mexico

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Friday urged justice for 16 migrants gruesomely murdered in Mexico in January, as their remains were received with honors.

Central America planning for wave of migrant caravans

Guatemala City - Central American countries are preparing for a wave of migrant caravans containing people from as far away as Africa and Asia to cross their territories, a Guatemala official said Friday.

Indigenous Guatemalans demand president's resignation

Guatemala City - Thousands of rural Guatemalans marched on the capital Thursday to demand the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei for what they claim was a weak response to the coronavirus pandemic and other mismanagement.

US, Mexico, Guatemala bar migrant caravans, citing Covid

Guatemala City - The United States, Mexico and Guatemala agreed Friday to bar migrant caravans from passing through their territories due to the Covid pandemic, days after one from Honduras was violently broken up in Guatemala.

Expelled Honduran migrants cling on to American dream

Sanarate - Returning home to a life of hunger and desolation, Hondurans who were kicked out of Guatemala as they started off on a long walk to the United States are vowing they will not abandon their pursuit of the American dream.

Guatemala returns thousands of migrants to Honduras

Gual - In buses and trucks, Guatemala on Tuesday returned thousands of migrants to Honduras after police and soldiers halted their northward march to the United States, dashing their hopes of a better life there.

Guatemala returns thousands of migrants to Honduras

Gual - In buses and trucks, Guatemala on Tuesday returned thousands of migrants to Honduras after police and soldiers halted their northward march to the United States, dashing their hopes of a better life there.

Guatemalan security forces break up US-bound migrant caravan

Gual - Guatemalan security forces on Monday broke up a caravan of some 4,000 Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on a journey of thousands of kilometers through Central America on foot, AFP reporters witnessed.

Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants held up in Guatemala

Gual - Thousands of Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on a journey of thousands of kilometers through Central America on foot remained stuck in Guatemala on Monday, their advance stymied by security forces.

Guatemala police fire tear gas, disperse US-bound migrant caravan

Gual - Guatemalan police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse thousands of Honduran migrants trying to reach the United States on foot, with soldiers beating back a group trying to push through barricades, AFP journalists witnessed.

Guatemala police fire tear gas at US-bound migrant caravan: AFP

Gual - Guatemalan police fired tear gas Sunday to disperse thousands of migrants headed for the United States on foot, and soldiers beat back a group that tried to push through barriers, AFP journalists witnessed.

US-bound migrant caravan in Guatemala swells to 9,000 people

Camot - At least 9,000 Honduran migrants have entered Guatemala after a first group pushed past border police late Friday and others soon followed on the first step of a journey north they hope will take them to the United States, officials said Saturday.

Guatemalans block roads in anti-government protest

Guatemala City - Thousands of indigenous Mayans blocked a major highway in western Guatemala on Monday, the latest in a series of protests calling for the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei.

Guatemala crisis talks open as anti-government protests continue

Guatemala City - Guatemala's embattled government opened talks on a revised budget on Tuesday, after days of protests forced Congress to back off from approving a business-friendly spending plan backed by President Alejandro Giammattei.

Giammattei, Guatemala's robust conservative, facing calls to quit

Guatemala City - Guatemala's under-fire President Alejandro Giammattei swept into office in January 2020 promising to clean up corruption and fight organized crime.

Guatemala suspends budget that sparked violent protests

Guatemala City - Guatemala's legislature on Monday backed away from approving a business-friendly 2021 budget after demonstrators in the Central American nation torched the Congress building and demanded the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei in weekend prot...

Guatemala suspends budget that sparked violent protests

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress suspended on Monday a controversial government budget that sparked protests in the impoverished Central American nation, including the torching of the legislature's building.

Guatemalans protest for second day to demand president resign

Guatemala City - Hundreds of Guatemalans took to the streets for a second day Sunday to demand the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei, following the passage of a budget that has sparked outrage in the impoverished Central American nation.

Protesters burn Guatemalan Congress to demand president resign

Guatemala City - Hundreds of Guatemalans partly burned the Congress building Saturday in a protest demanding the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei, following the passage of a budget that has sparked outrage in the impoverished Central American nation.
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