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Guatemala Builds Tallest Flagstaff in Central America, Visible from Anywhere in Capital

Guatemala Builds Tallest Flagstaff in Central America, Visible from Anywhere in Capital

Guatemala now raises its national flag on a monument that has the tallest flagstaff in Central America, which makes it visible from any part of the capital, Defense Minister Ulises Anzueto said. continue reading »

Former Dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt to Stand Trial for Genocide in Guatemala

Former Dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt to Stand Trial for Genocide in Guatemala

In an unprecedented ruling, a Guatemalan judge ordered Monday that former strongman Gen. Efrain Rios Montt and one of his closest collaborators be tried for genocide and crimes against humanity. continue reading »

Latin America News: Guatemalan Authorities Rescue Kidnapped 8-year-old

Latin America News: Guatemalan Authorities Rescue Kidnapped 8-year-old

Police rescued a kidnapped 8-year-old boy safe and sound on Monday, killed one of his captors during the rescue operation and arrested six others, Guatemalan authorities said. continue reading »

Lynching in Guatemala Condemned by Catholic Church

Lynching in Guatemala Condemned by Catholic Church

In Latin America news, the Catholic church of Guatemala has condemned the lynchings in the country, specifically in Puerto Barrios where two thieves were killed continue reading »

Family Tragedy in Guatemala, Drunk Father Opens Fire on Family

Family Tragedy in Guatemala, Drunk Father Opens Fire on Family

A man who was apparently drunk opened fire on his children, killing one of his sons and wounding two of his daughters in a rural town in northern Guatemala, police said. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Guatemalan Students Riot, Protesting Educational Reform

Latin America News:  Guatemalan Students Riot, Protesting Educational Reform

A group of students from the state University of San Carlos set fire to a public bus Monday in protest against the educational overhaul approved by the Guatemalan government and set to take effect in the coming days. continue reading »

Guatemalan Priest Charged As An Accomplice in Bishop’s Murder Receives Early Release

Guatemalan Priest Charged As An Accomplice in Bishop’s Murder Receives Early Release

A Catholic priest sentenced to 20 years in prison as an accomplice in the 1998 assassination of Bishop Juan Gerardi was paroled on Friday and spoke out to assert his innocence. continue reading »

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

A Hungarian cardiac surgeon with a "Latino heart" is directing from North Carolina a program that donates medical equipment to hospitals in Central America and provides training for their staffs. continue reading »

Anonymous Take on Government Websites in Guatemala

Anonymous Take on Government Websites in Guatemala

The hacker-activist group Anonymous claimed responsibility for attacks this week on the Web sites of Guatemala's executive and legislative branches. continue reading »

Guatemalan in ICE Custody Passes Away

Guatemalan in ICE Custody Passes Away

A Guatemalan man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away early Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for diabetes complications. continue reading »

Soft Drink Truck Runs Over 5 Women in Guatemala

Soft Drink Truck Runs Over 5 Women in Guatemala

Five people died Wednesday when they were run over by a soft drink delivery truck on a highway in eastern Guatemala, emergency personnel said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Attorney General: Cartels Have Infiltrated the Justice System

Guatemalan Attorney General: Cartels Have Infiltrated the Justice System

Drug cartels and other criminal organizations have infiltrated the Guatemalan justice system, Attorney General Claudia Paz said in comments published Wednesday by capital daily Siglo 21. continue reading »

Customs Officers Discover 2 Lbs of Cocaine in Stew at Dulles Airport

Customs Officers Discover 2 Lbs of Cocaine in Stew at Dulles Airport

While inspecting a Guatemalan man’s luggage Saturday Customs and Border Protection officers discovered cocaine concealed inside the double walls of two jars filled with stew. continue reading »

Foreign Missionaries Kidnapped in Guatemala Finally Rescued

Foreign Missionaries Kidnapped in Guatemala Finally Rescued

Two foreign missionaries kidnapped in southern Guatemala were rescued Friday in an operation that resulted in the arrest of three suspects, authorities said. continue reading »

Pacific Rubiales Reaches Daily Production Goal of 280,000 Barrels in Colombia

Pacific Rubiales Reaches Daily Production Goal of 280,000 Barrels in Colombia

Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales Energy said Wednesday it has reached its 2012 production target of 280,000-285,000 barrels of crude per day in Colombia despite licensing delays. continue reading »