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36-Year Long Guatemalan Civil War Ended in 1996

Today in Latin American history, Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war in 1996. continue reading »

5-Year-Old, Grandmother Murdered During Home Invasion in Guatemala

A 5-year-girl and her grandmother were killed by armed robbers in the eastern Guatemalan town of El Progreso, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Ex-Dictator Rios Montt Guilty Verdict Overturned by Constitutional Court

Guatemala's Constitutional Court overturned former dictator Efrain Rios Montt's genocide conviction and ordered a partial retrial. continue reading »

Guatemalan Ex-Dictator Hospitalized After Guilty Verdict Causes Collapse

Guatemalan former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, facing 80 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity, was hospitalized Monday after collapsing on his way to a court hearing, his lawyer said. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Mayan-Inspired Time Capsule to Open in 2065

Taking a page book out of the Mayan's Guatemala has launched a time capsule that will not be opened until 52 years from now. The marble time capsule will contain messages from leading thinkers in Guatemala to describe society today. continue reading »

Guatemalan Reporter Denounces Threat from Bishop’s Killer

A retired army captain serving 20 years in prison for the 1998 assassination of a Catholic bishop is trying to intimidate the reporter who wrote about the convict's apparent ties to President Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala's El Periodico newspaper said Friday. continue reading »

Guatemala Says Los Zetas Responsible for Massacre

The killing of seven men at a medical complex in this capital was the work of drug-cartel enforcers, Guatemala's interior minister said Friday. continue reading »

Tears Water the Seeds of Hope

Man Convicted of Killing Bishop Juan Gerardi in 1998 Granted Early Release From Prison

A Guatemalan court on Friday granted early release to retired army Col. Byron Disrael Lima Estrada, who has been serving a 20 year sentence for the 1998 assassination of Catholic Bishop Juan Gerardi. continue reading »

Guatemalan Officer Embezzles $30 M in Public Funds

A finance chief of the Guatemalan army's now-defunct presidential guard unit during the 2000-2004 administration of Alfonso Portillo was arrested here Monday on charges he embezzled more than $30 million in public funds. continue reading »

2 Power Company Guards Arrested for Killing Guatemalan Peasant

Two employees of Spanish hydroelectric power company Hidro Santa Cruz were arrested for the murder of a peasant, a crime that sparked disturbances and the declaration of a state of siege for 18 days in the Indian town of Santa Cruz Barillas in western Guatemala. continue reading »

5 Women Including 3 Minors Raped By Guatemalan Gang

Five women, three of them minors, were raped by a gang of armed men who assaulted a farm near the town of Palin, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of the Guatemalan capital, emergency management officials said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Prosecutors and Police Arrested For Facilitating Drug Smuggling

Three Guatemalan prosecutors and four police officers were arrested Friday on suspicion of ties to drug trafficking, the country's interior minister said. continue reading »

80 Tons of Drug Precursors Confiscated by Guatemalan Police

At least 80 tons of drug precursors were seized in two separate operations in Guatemala and one person was arrested, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said. continue reading »

49 Guatemalan Migrants Detained by Mexican Authorities

Mexican police arrested 49 undocumented Guatemalan migrants in the southern border state of Chiapas, authorities said. continue reading »

Bloody Weekend for Guatemala - 19 Murders in 24 Hours

At least 19 people were murdered in Guatemala over the past 24 hours in different acts of violence, police and emergency services officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Rigoberta Menchú‘s Grand-Nephew Shot in Guatemala

A grand-nephew of 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu was wounded in a shooting incident in the northern Guatemalan city of Coban, the indigenous leader said Wednesday. continue reading »

Mayan Documentary Will Show Evidence Indians Had Contact with Aliens from Space

"Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond," a documentary produced by Raul Julia-Levi with the support of the Mexico government will provide evidence of contact with extraterrestrials. continue reading »

Puerto Rican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month

The 15th of September marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, 30 days celebrating the Latino culture and heritage shared by over 50 million Americans. Even before President Lyndon Johnson chose the 15th as the start of Hispanic Heritage Week in the 1960s continue reading »

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

CELEBRATE this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »