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Guatemala declares state of emergency after soldier ambush

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

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.


President-elect says Guatemala can't do migrant deal with US

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."

Guatemala's next president seeks better US migrant deal, hindered by split Congress

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.

Guatemalan activists protest migrant asylum pact with US

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.

Mexico’s crackdown at its southern border, prompted by Trump, scares migrants from crossing

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.


US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala

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.

Body of girl who died at US border returns to Guatemala

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.

Borders and lies

With the death of seven-year-old Jakelin Caal, the Trump presidency is on a moral precipice.

Explained Snippets: Migrant caravan

Thousands are marching towards Mexico and the US. Who organised them, what does it mean to Donald Trump?

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

Facebook confirms data sharing with Chinese firms: Facebook Inc said Tuesday it has data sharing partnerships with at least four Chinese companies including Huawei, the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, which has come under scrutiny from US intelligence agencies on security concerns. Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore: The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean […]