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Thousands of US-bound Honduran migrants cross border into Guatemala

Sanarate - At least 4,500 Honduran migrants pushed past police and crossed into Guatemala Friday night, passing the first hurdle of a journey north they hope will take them to a better life in the United States.

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.

Hard-hit Central America in crosshairs of another hurricane

Tegucigalpa - Honduras and Guatemala announced evacuations Friday as a second major hurricane in days closed in on Central America with the region still reeling from deadly storm Eta last week.

Guatemalan police find ton of cocaine in crashed plane

Guatemala City - Guatemalan police have recovered more than 1.5 tons of cocaine worth an estimated $20 million from a crashed plane near the Mexican border, the attorney general's office said Thursday.

Storm Eta death tolls rise in Mexico, Honduras

Gutierrez - Torrential rain and a bitter cold front linked to storm system Eta have claimed at least 20 lives in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said Saturday.

Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala

Guatemala City - About 150 people have died or remain unaccounted for in Guatemala due to mudslides caused by powerful storm Eta, which devastated an indigenous village in the country's north, President Alejandro Giammattei said Friday.

Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala

Guatemala City - About 150 people have either died or remain unaccounted for in Guatemala due to mudslides caused by powerful storm Eta, which buried an entire village, President Alejandro Giammattei said Friday.

Storm Eta takes a heavy toll as it tears across Central America

Guatemala City - Scores of people, including 50 in Guatemala, have died as the remnants of Hurricane Eta on Thursday unleashed floods and triggered landslides on its deadly march across Central America.

Guatemala sends back almost 3,500 US-bound Honduran migrants

Guatemala City - Guatemala has sent back almost 3,500 Honduran migrants from a caravan that was heading to the United States over concerns they might spread Covid-19, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday.

More than 2,000 US-bound migrants abandon trek in Guatemala

- More than 2,000 migrants on Saturday dropped their bid to reach the United States after Guatemala threatened to expel them out of concern they might spread Covid-19.

Mexico deploys military to block migrant caravan

Gutierrez - Mexico on Friday ordered the military to deploy along its southern border to block a migrant caravan that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested was linked to the US election.

Thousands of US-bound migrants surge into Guatemala

- Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants bound for the United States surged across the border into Guatemala on Thursday, just weeks before a tense American presidential election where immigration is a key issue.

US-bound migrant caravan enters Guatemala: AFP

- Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants bound for the United States surged across the border into Guatemala on Thursday.

Nana downgraded to tropical storm over Guatemala

Guatemala City - Nana was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday as it hit Guatemala, several hours after making landfall in Belize as a hurricane.

French NGO head killed in Guatemala

Guatemala City - The French director of an NGO in Guatemala was killed Monday in an armed attack in the northeast of the country, a human rights organization said.

Tropical Storm Amanda death toll rises to 26 in Central America

Sansalvador - The death toll from Tropical Storm Amanda in Central America rose to 26 even as a new storm was forming in the Gulf of Mexico, reports said on Tuesday.

Storm Amanda leaves at least 18 dead in Central America

Sansalvador - Emergency workers were searching for seven people still missing Monday as El Salvador and its Central American neighbors picked through the destruction after the first named Pacific storm of the year left at least 18 people dead.

Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

Sansalvador - Tropical Storm Amanda triggered flash floods, landslides and power outages as it barrelled through El Salvador and Guatemala Sunday, killing 14 people, authorities said, warning of further heavy rain to come.

Tropical storm Amanda leaves 9 dead in El Salvador: officials

Sansalvador - Tropical storm Amanda, the first named storm of the season in the Pacific, lashed El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday, leaving nine people dead amid flooding and power outages.

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.
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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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Guatemala City from El Mirador.
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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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An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala on September 6, 2013.
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This is a round structure uncovered at Ceibal, from about 500 B.C.
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Crossing Mexico's Southern border on the Suchiate River on the Mexico-Guatemala border.
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