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US deporting 80% more Guatemalans than in 2017

Guatemala City - Deportations of Guatemalans have increased 80 percent this year on the back of US President Donald Trump's controversial "zero tolerance" policy towards unauthorized migrants, Guatemala said on Thursday.

Guatemala mother reunited with kids after six weeks separation in US

New York - Yeni Gonzalez sobbed as she clutched the lollipop given to her Tuesday by one of her three children, whom she had not seen since being arrested and separated from them by US border police six weeks ago.

Pence to Central Americans: Stay put

Guatemala City - US Vice President Mike Pence urged Central American leaders Thursday to halt what he called an exodus of people that has triggered a humanitarian crisis at the US border with Mexico.

Guatemalan disaster chief accused in volcano deaths lawsuit

Guatemala City - Guatemalan lawmakers filed a manslaughter suit Wednesday against the head of the country's civil protection agency over its failure to warn people about the eruption of the Fuego volcano, which left at least 112 dead.

Guatemala asks US to help its migrants after volcano eruption

Guatemala City - Guatemala Monday asked the US government to give its migrants Temporary Protected Status after the devastating Fuego volcano eruption.

In Central America, parents deported from US vow to return for children

San Pedro Sula - When Ever Sierra arrived back in his native Honduras, deported after trying to enter the US, his eight-month-old daughter's shoes were hanging from his backpack.She was being held in a detention center in McAllen, Texas, along with her mother.

Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted for

Guatemala City - Authorities on Sunday called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside.

Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted for

Guatemala City - Authorities on Sunday called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside.

Guatemala rescuers rush to find last volcano survivors

- Scores of civil defense and rescue workers scrambled Monday to try to find any unlikely survivors of the Fuego volcano's deadly eruption more than a week on.

For relatives of Guatemala volcano victims, an agonizing wait

Escuintla - At an improvised morgue in the Guatemalan town of Escuintla, dozens of people stand around in an anguished daze, clutching photos of their loved ones, hoping to recover their bodies for burial.

Guatemala volcano toll reaches 109: officials

Guatemala City - The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano has reached 109, officials said Thursday.The National Forensic Sciences Agency said morgues had received the remains of 109 victims of Sunday's eruption. The previous toll was 99.

Grim search in the rubble at Guatemala's empty Ground Zero

El Rodeo - Police tied a red tape to an electricity pole outside Henry Rivas's house. It's supposed to warn of danger, but after Sunday's devastating volcanic eruption, Henry has come to think of it as marking a boundary between life and death.

Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search

Guatemala City - The threat of fresh landslides forced emergency workers Thursday to suspend a search for victims of a major eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, the country's disaster management agency said.

At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions

Escuintla - Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99.

Guatemala volcano toll rises to 75, nearly 200 missing

Alotenango - Nearly 200 people are missing and at least 75 have been killed since Guatemala's Fuego volcano began erupting over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.

The deadliest volcanic eruptions of the past 25 years

Paris - After Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday killing at least 69 people, here is a list of the most deadly volcanic eruptions over the last quarter century.

Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

Alotenango - Rescue workers pulled more bodies Monday from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least 69.

Guatemalans recall terror of eruption

Escuintla - Sitting on the floor of the community shelter where he and his family found refuge, Manuel Lopez breathed a sigh of relief Monday after his close call with Guatemala's deadly Fuego volcano.

Search for missing after Guatemala volcano kills 25

Alotenango - Emergency workers will resume the search on Monday for Guatemalans missing after the eruption of the Fuego volcano, which belched out clouds of ash and flows of lava and left at least 25 people dead.

Guatemala volcano eruption kills 25

Guatemala City - At least 25 people were killed when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close, the country's disaster agency said.

At least six killed as Guatemalan volcano erupts

Guatemala City - At least six people were killed when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted Sunday, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close.The strong eruption was the second major one this year.

Guatemala's ex-army chief jailed for 1981 rape and torture

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former army chief and other retired officers received long prison terms Wednesday for the rape and torture of a woman and the disappearance of her brother in 1981 during the country's civil war.

Guatemala opens Israel embassy in Jerusalem after US move

Jerusalem - Guatemala inaugurated its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, becoming the first country to follow in the footsteps of the United States' deeply controversial move that was accompanied by deadly violence on the Gaza border.

Guatemala opens Israel embassy in Jerusalem after US move

Jerusalem - Guatemala inaugurated its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, becoming the first country to follow in the footsteps of the United States' deeply controversial move.

Guatemalan shop owners march in support of president

Guatemala City - Thousands of shop owners in Guatemala City marched on Wednesday in support of President Jimmy Morales, who is accused of corruption for suspected illegal electoral campaign financing.

Belize sets date for vote on Guatemala border dispute

Guatemala City - Belize has set a date in April next year for a referendum on whether to send a long-running border dispute with neighboring Guatemala to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Thousands pay tribute as Guatemala's ex-president buried

Guatemala City - Thousands of Guatemalans paid their last respects Sunday as ex-president Alvaro Arzu, who helped end the country's 36-year civil war, was laid to rest.

Ex-Guatemala president whose government ended civil war dead at 72

Guatemala City - Former Guatemalan president Alvaro Arzu, whose government signed a peace treaty ending the country's brutal 36-year civil war, died Friday aged 72.

Guatemala protesters call on President Morales to quit

Guatemala City - Thousands of Guatemalan protesters including farmers, activists and indigenous groups, marched through the capital of the Central American country Tuesday to demand the resignation of President Jimmy Morales, who faces allegations of campaign finance c...

Guatemala hails vote to send Belize border dispute to international court

Guatemala City - Guatemala's president on Monday hailed as a victory for democracy a referendum vote in favor of sending a border dispute with Belize to the International Court of Justice.
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