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UPDATE:  7.4 magnitude Earthquake in Guatemala Reportedly Kills 8

UPDATE:  7.4 magnitude Earthquake in Guatemala Reportedly Kills 8

UPDATE: The 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck the Pacific shore of Guatemala has reportedly left 8 dead and Guatemala under the highest level of disaster alert. continue reading »

Archaeologists in Guatemala Unearth Tomb of “Big Chief” K’utz Chman

Archaeologists in Guatemala Unearth Tomb of “Big Chief” K’utz Chman

Archaeologists working at the Tak'alik Ab'aj temple in southern Guatemala recently uncovered the tomb of an early Mayan ruler and provide new insight into the early years of the Mayan culture. continue reading »

Guatemalan Family of 4 Murdered in Their Beds

Guatemalan Family of 4 Murdered in Their Beds

Four members of a family were fatally shot inside their home in the eastern Guatemalan province of Zacapa, authorities said Wednesday. The attack took place Tuesday night in the hamlet of La Plancha, about 156 kilometers (97 miles) east of the capital, a spokesman for fire rescue said. continue reading »

Another Guatemalan Courier Package Found to be Loaded with Cocaine, 5th in Five Weeks

Another Guatemalan Courier Package Found to be Loaded with Cocaine, 5th in Five Weeks

After nearly a three-week break, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recorded another cocaine seizure from parcels that a Guatemalan courier brought to Washington Dulles International Airport Thursday night. continue reading »

Guatemalans Launch Initiative to Create 1.2 Million Jobs

Guatemalans Launch Initiative to Create 1.2 Million Jobs

Unemployment is becoming the global challenge of the 21st century. For countries like Guatemala, both unemployment and underemployment are hitting all time highs. This is exacerbating the vicious cycle of poverty, which impacts young people the most, condemning an entire nation to failure. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Army Colonel, 8 Soldiers Charged For Deaths of Protesters in Guatemala

Army Colonel, 8 Soldiers Charged For Deaths of Protesters in Guatemala

An army colonel and eight troops were arrested Thursday for the deaths of as many as eight protesters during a confrontation last week, Guatemala's attorney general said. continue reading »

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Murdering Family Over Land Dispute in Guatemala

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Murdering Family Over Land Dispute in Guatemala

The man suspected of leading the slaughter of seven people inside a home south of the Guatemalan capital is in custody, police said Wednesday. Cesar Chavez, 38, was arrested in the village where the killings took place, police spokesman Pablo Castillo told the media. continue reading »

Opposition Calls For Justice Against Government’s Role in Protesters’ Deaths

Opposition Calls For Justice Against Government’s Role in Protesters’ Deaths

A Guatemalan opposition party filed a formal criminal complaint Tuesday against President Otto Perez Molina and other top officials for the deaths of eight protesters at the hands of the army. continue reading »

Vigilante Justice Leaves 5 Dead in Guatemala Shooting

Vigilante Justice Leaves 5 Dead in Guatemala Shooting

Five men were gunned down at a rural tavern on Guatemala's southern Pacific coast, authorities said. continue reading »

Government Admits Soldiers Fired on Guatemalans Protesting Constitutional Changes

Government Admits Soldiers Fired on Guatemalans Protesting Constitutional Changes

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina acknowledged Friday that army troops fired their weapons during a confrontation with protesters in the western province of Totonicapan, an incident resulting in the deaths of six peasants. continue reading »

Protests in Guatemala Leave 4 Dead, 20 Injured

Protests in Guatemala Leave 4 Dead, 20 Injured

Four people were killed and more than 20 others wounded Thursday in confrontation between protesters and security forces in the western Guatemalan province of Solola, authorities said. continue reading »

Archaeologists Uncover Tomb of Mayan Queen in Guatemala (VIDEO)

Archaeologists Uncover Tomb of Mayan Queen in Guatemala (VIDEO)

The tomb of a powerful seventh-century Maya queen was discovered at the El Peru-Waka site in the northwestern Guatemalan province of Peten, archaeologists said Wednesday. continue reading »

Wealthy Guatemalan Businessman Killed in Helicopter Crash

Wealthy Guatemalan Businessman Killed in Helicopter Crash

Wealthy businessman Jose Habie was killed Friday when the helicopter he was piloting crashed in the Guatemalan capital, authorities said. The 56-year-old Habie, who owned textile plants and a five-star hotel in Guatemala City, died of multiple traumatic injuries while trapped amid the wreckage of the chopper, paramedics told the media. continue reading »

U.S. and Guatemala Extend Agreement to Protect Cultural Heritage of Guatemala

U.S. and Guatemala Extend Agreement to Protect Cultural Heritage of Guatemala

The U.S. and Guatemala have extended an agreement that began in 1991 with the imposition of emergency U.S. import restrictions to staunch the pillage of Guatemala’s rich archaeological heritage and the illicit trafficking of it. continue reading »