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U.S. State Officials to Visit Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo A. Valenzuela will travel to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador December 5-9 in a visit designed to discuss ongoing security cooperation, strengthening of democratic governance and renewed efforts to advance coordination on citizen security. continue reading »

OVERNIGHT IN MEXICO:  Illegal Immigrant Sweep Nets 125 Central Americans

Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) is reporting that an immigration sweep in Oaxaca has netted 125 illegal aliens mostly Central Americans. The illegal immigrants were located in train cars and it is assumed they were traveling through Mexico to enter the U.S. continue reading »

Guatemala Funds its Climate Change Agenda with $250 Million

Guatemala received financing for $250 million to help the government prepare, supervise, strengthen and monitor its national climate change agenda. A focus of the country’s climate change agenda is to develop a methodology for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. continue reading »

U.S. Diplomats Visting Guatemala and Honduras Focusing on Violence in Region

In Guatemala, Johnson will meet with Minister of Government Carlos Menocal, Attorney General Maria Mejia de Contreras, Police Reform Commissioner Helen Mack, International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) Commissioner Francisco Dall'Anese, and other members of the Guatemalan government to discuss law enforcement reform and pending legislation that will allow further security and justice efforts. continue reading »

Guatemala’s El Mirador One of the World’s Greatest Cultural Sites Endanger of Disappearing

Twenty-five world experts in conservation and cultural development have identified twelve cultural heritages sites on the verge of disappearing and Guatemala’s El Mirador is on that list. continue reading »

Matthew deja Inundaciones en Guatemala; se Enfila a México

La depresión tropical Matthew dejó el sábado en Guatemala inundaciones, derrumbes en carreteras y más de 500 personas albergadas mientras se movilizaba hacia México, continue reading »

Christina Aguilera to be World Hunger Relief Ambassador

Yum! Brands announced today the launch of World Hunger Relief featuring global spokesperson and new World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Christina Aguilera. World Hunger Relief is the world’s largest private continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Guatemala on Your 189th Year of Independence

Today, all of Guatemala is celebrating and rejoicing its 189-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500's and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region, enslaved native populations and decimated the island with smallpox. continue reading »

Are Latin American Country’s Generous?

The Gallup World Giving Index has just released its list of the most generous countries for 2010 and no the United States was not number one, it was tied for fifth place with Switzerland. continue reading »

Deadly Mudslides in Guatemala

Guatemalan officials are reporting at least 38 dead as a result of torrential rains that have triggered landslides in the country. President Alvaro Colom has declared a national emergency in the country. continue reading »

Guatemalan Women being Considered for Special Asylum Group

Lesly Yajayra Perdomo came to the US from Guatemala in 1991, when she was 16 to join her mother. Lesly has lived here for 18 years and works as a secretary in New York, and she is seeking asylum because she would be unsafe in her home country. Perdoma has been fighting deportation since 2003. Her request for asylum is continue reading »