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13 and 15-Year Old Guatemalan Girls Arrested for Carrying Out a Contract Killing

13 and 15-Year Old Guatemalan Girls Arrested for Carrying Out a Contract Killing

In Latin America news two teen girls were arrested in Guatemala City for carrying out what authorize believe is a contract killing. The unidentified girls killed a 20-year-male in the La Florida district. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Reports of Death “Misunderstanding”

Blog del Narco: Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Reports of Death “Misunderstanding”

Guatemala's government yesterday apologized for what he called a "misunderstanding" about an alleged confrontation in which authorities said could have killed the most wanted drug lord in Mexico, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. Guatemalan Interior Minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said the information was handled based on testimony from residents, but during an investigation with soldiers and police hey were unable to verify the information. continue reading »

Former Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt’s Genocide Trial Moved to March

Former Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt’s Genocide Trial Moved to March

A Guatemalan court has moved up by five months the trial of former strongman Gen. Efrain Rios Montt and one of his closest collaborators for genocide and crimes against humanity, a lawyer involved in the case told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

President Perez Molina of Guatemala Has Audience with Pope Benedict

President Perez Molina of Guatemala Has Audience with Pope Benedict

This morning, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict, received in audience Mr. Otto Fernando Perez Molina, president of Guatemala. continue reading »

GUATEMALA: 16 With Alleged Ties to Los Zetas Captured

GUATEMALA: 16 With Alleged Ties to Los Zetas Captured

Guatemalan security forces on Thursday captured 16 people - all Guatemalans - allegedly linked to the Mexican drug trafficking organization Los Zetas, a government minister said. continue reading »

Ex-Guatemalan Dictator Gen. Efrain Rio Montt Genocide Trial Set for August

Ex-Guatemalan Dictator Gen. Efrain Rio Montt Genocide Trial Set for August

The trial of former strongman Gen. Efrain Rios Montt and one of his closest collaborators for genocide and crimes against humanity will begin Aug. 13, a Guatemalan court announced Thursday. continue reading »

Women Arrested in Panama for Stashing $31,000 in Cash Inside Her Stomach

Women Arrested in Panama for Stashing $31,000 in Cash Inside Her Stomach

An unidentified Guatemalan woman has been arrested in Panama for attempting to smuggle unclaimed money inside her stomach. continue reading »

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 »