January 17, 2020 3:11 pm
Under the “safe third country” agreement, migrants have to apply for asylum in the first country they land in. If they fail to do so and proceed to the second country, they can be sent back to the first country.
December 22, 2019 10:55 am
Volunteer firefighters told reporters the truck appeared to have collided with the bus from behind in the municipality of Gualan, roughly 150 kilometers (95 miles) east of Guatemala City.
September 08, 2019 8:01 pm
The measure approved Saturday by lawmakers allows police and the military to detain suspects in those jurisdictions without arrest warrants. The emergency declaration also imposes a night-time curfew, while restricting the right to protest and hold large meetings.
August 19, 2019 9:34 am
For prosecutors, judges and even defense lawyers in Guatemala, the case exemplifies the national scourge of domestic violence, motivated by a deep-seated sense of ownership over women and their place in relationships.
August 14, 2019 8:36 am
Guatemala President-elect Alejandro Giammattei says his country will not be able to hold up its side of an immigration agreement with the United States by serving as a "safe third country."
August 13, 2019 9:16 am
Giammattei will not take office until January, by which time Guatemala may be under severe pressure from the deal, which effectively turns the country into a buffer zone by forcing migrants to apply for asylum there rather than in the US.
July 28, 2019 8:09 am
Human rights activist Brenda Hernandez, one of the organizers of the protest march, said this poor nation can barely take care of its own people, much less shelter vulnerable migrants.
June 25, 2019 9:14 am
Mexico’s mobilization of its security forces has been halting, and for most of the past two weeks it seemed to fall short of the dramatic show of force that the government had promised.
June 18, 2019 1:23 pm
US officials said the review looked at roughly 700 projects funded with fiscal 2017 money by the United States in the three countries and concluded that a significant number were too far advanced to end them.
December 24, 2018 9:11 am
A white coffin containing Jakelin Caal was received in the afternoon at Guatemala City's international airport by representatives of the country's Foreign Ministry and then loaded into the back of a black hearse by workers in orange vests.