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Wednesday, April 14, 2021



Families begin burying murdered Guatemalan migrants

March 14, 2021 4:54 am

Families of some of the 16 Guatemalan migrants killed near the Mexico-US border in late January have begun burying their remains in the town of Comitancillo, where 11 of the victims were from.

At least two Guatemalans among 19 bodies found in northern Mexico

January 31, 2021 8:57 am

Some Guatemalan families had said they feared loved ones trying to migrate to the United States were among those killed in Tamaulipas.

'There's no food': US-bound migrant caravan hunkers down after Guatemala crackdown

January 18, 2021 10:35 pm

Thousands of migrants fleeing poverty, lawlessness and hurricanes in Honduras are stranded without food in Guatemala on the way to the United States.

Guatemala tries blocking caravan of 9,000 Honduran migrants

January 17, 2021 10:37 pm

Migrants entered Guatemala by pushing past about 2,000 police and soldiers posted at the border; most entered without showing the negative coronavirus test that Guatemala requires.

Guatemala condemns fire at Congress; 12 injured in protests

November 23, 2020 7:41 am

Protesters broke into the Congress building and set one office afire on Saturday, and tossed rocks at police. Flames poured out of the building's neoclassical facade.

Protesters torch Guatemalas Congress building amid unrest

November 22, 2020 12:02 pm

Hundreds of protesters have broken into Guatemalas Congress and burned part of the building amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a controversial budget that cut educational and health spending

Explained: What is the US-Guatemala asylum deal?

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.

Guatemala bus crash kills at least 21 people

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.

Guatemala declares state of emergency after soldier ambush

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.

Women are fleeing death at home. The US wants to keep them out

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.


Guatemala: Pacaya volcano erupts once again, civil defence officials deployed

March 04, 2021 9:27 pm

In order to avoid any untoward incidents, Civil defense officials reached villages near the Volcano to inform residents of an evacuation plan.


World news wrap: Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese firms, secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

June 08, 2020 11:36 am

World news wrap: Watch news from Facebook, Trump-Kim summit in Singapore and the Guatemalan Baby's rescue