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Dairy Queen to Open Stores in Guatemala!

The Ice Cream giant has reached a franchise agreement with “Grupo Buen Rollo” to expand to Guatemala this October. continue reading »

GIANT SINK HOLE Opens Under Guatemalan Abuelita’s Bed!

65 year old Inocenta Hernández had the scare of a lifetime on Monday, when a 3ft wide, 40ft deep hole appeared under her bed! continue reading »

Guatemala launches Women Only Buses

The first woman-only routes of the public transportation system in the capital, have been operating since Wednesday. continue reading »

Dominican Republic First Lady Won’t Run After All

Dominican Republic First lady Margarita Cedeño, said today that she is withdrawing from the presidential race. continue reading »

Meet Rubén Vives, The Pultizer Prize Winner, Who Narrowly Missed Deportation

Growing up, Rubén Vives never knew that at any moment, he could have be deported. Today, the 31-year-old is a Pulitzer winner reporter for the Los Angeles Times. continue reading »

It’s Contagious! Dominican Republic First Lady, now Presidential Candidate

First Guatemala, and now the Dominican Republic, are seeking to pull a Kirshner. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, the first lady of the Dominican Republic, has been approved by the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) as a possible presidential candidate for the 2012 elections. Her husband Leonel Fernandez recently announced that he would not be seeking a fourth term in office, continue reading »

Oldest Tomb of Ancient Maya Ruler Found in Guatemala

The tomb site was marked with a symbol of royalty among the ancient Maya: The Jester God it read. continue reading »

Corrupt or Romantic? Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom Divorces Wife so She Can Run for President

In a move that appears as a mix of Argentine inspired nepotism, downright corruption, and the ultimate romantic gesture, Alvaro Colom divorces his wife, Sandra Torres, so she can run for president in the upcoming elections. continue reading »

International Fund Allocated to Support Guatemala’s Human Rights

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced a $10 million contribution from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund to support efforts to entrench the respect of human rights and strengthen the security and justice systems in Guatemala. continue reading »

Guatemalans File Lawsuit Against U.S. for Experimenting on Them With Syphilis Bacteria

Some 700 prisoners, soldiers, mental patients and orphans are seeking monetary compensation for numerous health problems stemming from the syphilis disease subjected on them by U.S. researchers. continue reading »

Guatemala Soccer Team Facing Death Threats for Poor Performance, Manager Murdered 2 Days Ago

The Guatemala soccer league is calling on the government to provide extra security and vigilance after the killing of a team’s vice president/manager Noe Gomez. continue reading »

Guatemalan-Houston Business Owner Sentenced to 30 Years for Heroin; 1 year for Each Pound Seized

A Guatemalan man was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison without parole for trafficking heroin into the United States from Mexico, announced U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno, Southern District of Texas. continue reading »

UN Urges Mexico to Investigate Claims of Missing Migrants, Cite Possible Police Wrong doing

The United Nations human rights chief voiced deep concern over the fate of a group of about 40 migrants who have been missing since they were abducted in Mexico last month, and death threats to a prominent human rights defender assisting other migrants who escaped the kidnapping ordeal. continue reading »

Guatemalan Former President On Trial For Stealing $15 Million from Defense Ministry

Alfonso Portillo, the Ex-President of Guatemala, has begun his trial in which the prosecution will try to prove that he stole $15 million from the defense ministry while he was in office. continue reading »

Guatemala Extends its State of Siege, President Says “Drug Traffickers Have Us Cornered”

Guatemala’s President Alvaro Colom has announced that he is extending the country’s declared state of siege that is in effect in the provinces that border Mexico. continue reading »

WIKILEAKS: Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom Said Rigoberta Menchu is “A Fabrication”

The President of Guatemala, Álvaro Colom, was the latest world leader to blush and issue damage control half-apologies following an embarrassing WikiLeaks revelation. continue reading »

19-Year Old Female Gangster Extortionist Arrested in Deadly Guatemala Bombing (VIDEO)

The government of Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has condemned the deadly bus bombing on Monday as a ‘terrorist act’ and announced the arrest of four individuals including the female ring leader. continue reading »

5 killed, a Dozen Injured in Guatemala City Molotov Cocktail Attack

Five people have died and a dozen others injured as a result of a fire inside a Guatemalan bus that police says may have been caused by an attack with a home made explosive device, like a molotov cocktail. continue reading »

Guatemala Continues Its Crackdown on Mexican Drug Cartels Operating in Its Country

This weekend the Guatemala government captured nearly twenty-two alleged Los Zetas cartel members and confiscated their automatic weapons and small planes in a nationwide sweep. continue reading »

U.S. Ambassador to Travel to Guatemala to Discuss Resuming International Adoptions

Special Advisor for Children’s Issues Ambassador Susan Jacobs will visit Guatemala today, December 7 through the 11th, for meetings on intercountry adoption. continue reading »