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Guatemala News

Central American kids risk everything on road to US

Washington - Marco saw his hopes and dreams crumble before his eyes, barely scraping a living in his western Guatemalan town as it fell victim to drugs and gangs.
In the Media by Ramon Sahmkow (AFP) - 1 comment

Obama to meet Central American leaders on child migrants

Washington - President Barack Obama will meet three Central American leaders Friday to discuss the surge of children crossing the southern US border without parents or papers, in flight from violence and poverty.
In the Media by Ramon Sahmkow (AFP)

Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter U.S.

Guatemala City - The body of a 15-year-old who died while trying to migrate illegally into the United States was repatriated to Guatemala Friday, amid a raging U.S. debate over how to stem a flood of similar cases.
In the Media by AFP

Newborn baby among dead as quake hits Mexico, Guatemala

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Mexico and Guatemala on Monday killing at least three people -- including a newborn baby at a hospital -- and injuring dozens.The quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 7.
In the Media by AFP

At least two dead as quake hits Mexico, Guatemala

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked parts of southern Mexico and Guatemala on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring more than 40 others.The US Geological Survey said the quake -- initially measured at a magnitude of 7.
In the Media by AFP

Guatemalan ex-guerrilla convicted of indigenous massacre

- A Guatemalan court handed down the country's first conviction of a leftist guerrilla leader for the killings of indigenous farmers during the 1960-1996 civil war.
In the Media by Henry Morales (AFP)

Biden to discuss child migrants on Guatemala visit

Guatemala City - US Vice President Joe Biden travels to Guatemala on Friday to discuss the growing numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico illegally trying to cross the US border.
In the Media by Edgar Calderon (AFP)

Op-Ed: 5 things the CIA did before joining social media

The CIA has finally joined Twitter and Facebook. While they dig themselves out of a rock and join 2014, it is time to look back at five actions committed by the CIA that is bound to increase their likes.
In the Media by Ben Morris - 3 comments

Guatemala ex-leader gets six years in New York

New York - Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo was sentenced in New York to five years and 10 months in prison Thursday for a $2.5 million bribery scandal.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Pentagon chief headed to Mexico, Guatemala

Washington - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will depart Wednesday for Mexico City to hold talks with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico aimed at bolstering Washington's security ties to its neighbors.
In the Media by AFP

Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.
In the Media by John Sevigny

6.6-magnitude earthquake hits Mexico-Guatemala border

Guatemala City - The US Geological Survey reports that the border between Mexico and Guatemala was shaken up on Friday night by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Go directly to jail: Guatemala passes tough new gun law

Guatemala City - Even as homicide rates fall, Guatemala has enacted strict measures which will send anyone caught carrying a firearm straight to jail until trial.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Review: Ancestry and Artistry — Maya textiles at the Textile Museum Special

Toronto - Ancestry and Artistry: Maya Textiles from Guatemala celebrates the inventive skills of Maya women's craft. This exhibit displays huipiles and other types of clothing from over a period of nearly 50 years, and the evolution of style both local and global.
Digital Journal Report by Elka Weinstei - 2 comments

Former US-backed Guatemalan dictator guilty of genocide

Guatemala City - A former US-backed military dictator of Guatemala has been found guilty of the genocide of more than 1,700 of his countrymen during his de facto rule 30 years ago.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Domino's Pizza introduces donut shaped pizzas

If pizza isn't good enough for you, hopefully Domino's Pizza's solution will accommodate your needs by putting together all the classic fast food restaurant menu items.
In the Media by Milton Este

Review: Ulterior motives abound in ‘I Will be Murdered’ Special

‘I Will be Murdered’ is about a murder investigation that was elevated to a national sensation when the Guatemalan lawyer’s posthumously released video prophesized his death and accused his killer.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment

6.2-magnitude earthquake shakes Guatemala

Guatemala City - The earthquake hit Guatemala yesterday afternoon just 6 miles (10 kilometers) northwest of San Jose Pinula and close to the nation's capital. The quake registered 124.3 miles (200 kilometers) deep.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Former US-backed Guatemalan dictator to face genocide charges

Guatemala City - A former US-backed Guatemalan military dictator will be tried for genocide and crimes against humanity in connection with the slaughter of thousands of his people.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 10 comments

Video: Mayan ceremony at 'Star Wars' temple in Guatemala

While most of us are chuckling over the non-happening apocalypse (and some are secretly relieved it didn't happen), the Mayans are taking the date more seriously, as they already knew the world wasn't ending today.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Dec. 6, 1982: Guatemalan troops massacre 200 Dos Erres villagers

December 6, 1982 marks the 30th anniversary of the Dos Erres massacre, in which US-backed Guatemalan elite troops tortured, raped and slaughtered 201 men, women and children with the tacit approval of the Reagan administration.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

John McAfee arrested in Guatemala City

Guatemala City - Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee was arrested by the Guatemalan police Wednesday, bringing his life on the run from the Belize police, who want him for questioning in a murder investigation, to an end.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

John McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Internet software entrepreneur John McAfee, appeared in public in Guatemala Tuesday for the first time since he went into hiding from the Belizean authorities, saying he is seeking asylum in Guatemala because of fears for his safety in Belize.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

Guatemala volcano eruption forces 1000's of evacuations (updated)

Guatemala City - Around 33,000 people were evacuated in five communities in Guatemala's capital city on Wednesday due to Volcano of Fire eruption. (Photo update).
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

7.4 quake hits off El Salvador coast followed by small tsunami

Central America was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake on Sunday night, around 125 km off the El Salvador coast in the Pacific Ocean. A small tsunami followed.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Clowning around: 4th Annual Clown Congress in Guatemala City

Guatemala City - The Fourth Annual Clown Congress has taken off in Guatemala City and its generating loads of smiles, as 200 clowns get together and have fun.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Judge rejects suit from Guatemalans injected with syphilis by US

A U.S. Judge has ruled that Guatemalans who were intentionally injected with the syphilis virus and other sexually transmitted diseases under a secret U.S. testing program may not sue the government for damages, CBC reports.
In the Media by Elliott Freeman - 5 comments

Officials keep watch on Fuego volcano in Guatemala

Guatemala's Fuego volcano began showing signs of significant activity over the weekend. In the early morning hours on Saturday, it began to spew ash and emit lava.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

No apocalypse is coming — Another Maya calendar has been found

Breathe a sigh of relief. Another Maya calendar has been found and there is absolutely no mention of December 21, 2012.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

Guatemalan woman finds sinkhole under her bed

Guatemala City - A 65-year-old woman in Guatemala was shocked when she discovered the loud noise she heard had come from a newly formed sinkhole under her bed.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 7 comments
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An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman  Guatemala on September 6  2013.
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An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala on September 6, 2013.
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4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego)  Guatemala
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Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego), Guatemala
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4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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Violent Evictions at El Estor  Guatemala.
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Violent Evictions at El Estor, Guatemala.
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Mayan Ceremony to mark the end of the 13th Baktun - December 21  2012
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Mayan Ceremony to mark the end of the 13th Baktun - December 21, 2012
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Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego)  Guatemala
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Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego), Guatemala
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Mayan Ceremony to mark the end of the 13th Baktun - December 21  2012
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Mayan Ceremony to mark the end of the 13th Baktun - December 21, 2012
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Crossing Mexico s Southern border on the 
Suchiate River on the Mexico-Guatemala border.
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Crossing Mexico's Southern border on the Suchiate River on the Mexico-Guatemala border.
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Volcano of Fire in Guatemala erupts on September 13  2012
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Volcano of Fire in Guatemala erupts on September 13, 2012
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Authorities search for evidence and scene of massacre in Villa Canales Guatemala
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Authorities search for evidence and scene of massacre in Villa Canales Guatemala
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2007 eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala
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2007 eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala
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4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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A traditional indigenous home.  The roof is made from manaca palm leaves.  The house is typical of t...
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A traditional indigenous home. The roof is made from manaca palm leaves. The house is typical of the Golfo Dulce área, Guatemala.
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Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego)  Guatemala
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Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego), Guatemala
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