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Mexican ex-governor Duarte extradited on graft charges

Mexico - Mexican ex-governor Javier Duarte was extradited from Guatemala on Monday to face corruption and racketeering charges back home, one of a string of scandals involving ex-governors that are threatening President Enrique Pena Nieto's government.

Guatemala extradites Mexican ex-governor Duarte

Guatemala City - Guatemala extradited Mexican ex-governor Javier Duarte Monday to face racketeering and money-laundering charges back home, one of a series of scandals involving ex-governors that have embarrassed President Enrique Pena Nieto's government.

Guatemala to extradite fugitive ex-governor to Mexico

Guatemala City - Guatemala will extradite Mexican ex-governor Javier Duarte to face racketeering and money-laundering charges after he told a court Tuesday he wanted to return home to clear his name.

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor accepts extradition

Guatemala City - A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges agreed on Tuesday to be extradited from Guatemala back to his country.

6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS

Guatemala City - A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country.

Guatemala mudslide kills 11: officials

Guatemala City - A mudslide in an indigenous village in Guatemala killed 11 people and injured at least nine more on Tuesday, the emergency services said.

Guatemala's jailed former VP agrees to extradition to US

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former vice president, in jail pending possible trial for alleged graft, said Thursday she had agreed to be extradited to the United States to face charges related to drug trafficking.

Five dead after strong quake hits Guatemala

Guatemala City - A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Guatemala and southern Mexico Wednesday, killing five people, causing power outages, and knocking down homes, officials said.

Two dead after strong quake hits Guatemala

Guatemala City - A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit western Guatemala early on Wednesday, killing at least two people and causing power outages, as well as damage to some buildings, officials said.The quake, originally estimated to measure 6.

Prosecutors seek to lift Guatemala leader's immunity over deadly blaze

Guatemala City - Guatemala's attorney general said Monday her ministry would seek to lift the immunity of President Jimmy Morales so he can respond to accusations he was legally responsible for the deaths of 41 girls in a shelter fire three months ago.

Mexico, Guatemala to boost help for migrants deported from US

Guatemala City - Mexico and Guatemala on Tuesday said they would boost the help they give to their citizens deported back home, especially from the United States.

El Salvador captures escaped female killer 'Boss'

Guatemala City - Security forces in El Salvador on Thursday captured the female leader of a hit-squad-for-hire two weeks after she escaped from a Guatemalan prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence, officials said.

Guatemala launches search for fugitive female assassin boss

Guatemala City - Guatemalan security forces launched a search for the female leader of a hit squad for hire after she escaped the prison where she was serving a 94-year sentence.

Guatemala volcano eruption subsides after hasty evacuations

Guatemala City - Activity at a volcano near Guatemala's capital went back to normal on Saturday, officials said, a day after 300 people were evacuated as it spat hot ash high into the air.The so-called Volcano of Fire lies 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Guatemala City.

Mexico seeks extradition of ex-governor

Guatemala City - Mexico has asked Guatemala to extradite a fugitive former governor suspected of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars, officials said.

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor arrested in Guatemala

Mexico - A fugitive former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state suspected of embezzling hundreds of millions of dollars has been detained in Guatemala after six months on the run, officials said Saturday.

Guatemala rocked by new riot in juvenile detention center

Guatemala City - Guatemala authorities grappled with new violence in one of its juvenile detention centers on Thursday, a month after a blaze in a children's shelter killed 41 girls and shook the government.

Thirty years on, a child survivor's tale of Guatemala massacre

New York - When Oscar Ramirez was just three years old, his piercing green eyes helped save him from death.A soldier who was in the military unit that wiped out his family and slaughtered his entire Guatemalan village spared the child and raised him as his own.

Students mock Trump, local politicians in Guatemala parade

Guatemala City - Thousands of university students paraded through the capital of Guatemala on Friday in a traditional march to criticize and mock political issues, including this year US President Donald Trump.

Customs agents fraud ring busted in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Guatemala busted a ring of at least 15 customs agents, port workers and transport company workers on Friday accused of using falsified documents to avoid paying customs duties.

Guatemala gang attacks police after raid on detention center

Guatemala City - One of Guatemala's most-feared gangs, Barrio 18, has launched a wave of murderous attacks on police across the country following the storming of a detention center overrun by its jailed members, officials said Tuesday.

Police storm Guatemala juvenile center and free guards

San Jos - Guatemalan police stormed a juvenile detention center Monday and freed four guards taken hostage by inmates who killed two others during a riot over what they called harsh treatment.

Gang prisoners kill guards, take hostages in Guatemala

San Jos - Imprisoned young gang members killed two guards and held four others hostage in a riot in a juvenile detention center in Guatemala, police said Monday.

Guatemala asks Interpol to watch out for war crimes suspect

Guatemala City - Guatemala on Saturday asked Interpol to be on the lookout for a lawmaker accused of war crimes dating back to its 1960-1996 civil war.

Guatemala appoints new welfare minister after fire tragedy

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales presented a new social welfare minister Wednesday after her predecessor's arrest following a fire in a children's shelter that killed 40 teenage girls.

Guatemala arrests three over fire that killed 40 at shelter

Guatemala City - Guatemalan authorities probing a fire that killed 40 teenage girls at an overcrowded shelter have arrested three sacked officials from the social welfare ministry and charged them with manslaughter, the government said Tuesday.

Guatemala minister resigns over fire that killed 40

Guatemala City - Guatemala's minister for social welfare, Carlos Rodas, offered his resignation Monday after a blaze in a government-run children's shelter killed 40 teenage girls.

Guatemala shelter fire death toll climbs to 39

Guatemala City - The death toll in a horrific fire at a government-run shelter for Guatemalan teens has climbed to 39, officials said.

Guatemala begins burying 36 girls killed in shelter fire

Guatemala City - Guatemala on Friday held the first funeral for 36 teenage girls killed in a horrific fire in a government-run shelter at the center of allegations of sexual abuse and other mistreatment by staff.

Guatemala mourns 35 girls killed in shelter fire

Guatemala City - Guatemala recoiled in anger and shock Thursday at the deaths of 35 teenage girls in a fire at a government-run shelter where staff have been accused of sexual abuse and other mistreatment.
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Authorities search for evidence and scene of massacre in Villa Canales Guatemala
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Suchiate River on the Mexico-Guatemala border.
Crossing Mexico's Southern border on the Suchiate River on the Mexico-Guatemala border.
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Sandra Torres  presidential candidate in 2015 Guatemala Presidential election.
Sandra Torres, presidential candidate in 2015 Guatemala Presidential election.
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Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego)  Guatemala
Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego), Guatemala
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Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego)  Guatemala
Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego), Guatemala
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4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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Mayan Ceremony to mark the end of the 13th Baktun - December 21  2012
Mayan Ceremony to mark the end of the 13th Baktun - December 21, 2012
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4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
4th Annual Clown Congress held in Guatemala City.
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Volcano of Fire in Guatemala erupts on September 13  2012
Volcano of Fire in Guatemala erupts on September 13, 2012
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Map of southern Mexico and Central America
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An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman  Guatemala on September 6  2013.
An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala on September 6, 2013.
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Mob beats and burns 16-year-old girl in Guatemala.
Mob beats and burns 16-year-old girl in Guatemala.
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2007 eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala
2007 eruption of Fuego volcano in Guatemala
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Mayan Ceremony to mark the end of the 13th Baktun - December 21  2012
Mayan Ceremony to mark the end of the 13th Baktun - December 21, 2012
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Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego)  Guatemala
Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego), Guatemala
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A Guatemalan elementary school student
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Archaeologists excavate an early residential structure at Ceibal, from about 500 B.C.
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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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This is a round structure uncovered at Ceibal  from about 500 B.C.
This is a round structure uncovered at Ceibal, from about 500 B.C.
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Violent Evictions at El Estor  Guatemala.
Violent Evictions at El Estor, Guatemala.
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