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Mudslide in Guatemala Leaves 6 Dead, 3 Missing

Mudslide in Guatemala Leaves 6 Dead, 3 Missing

At least six people died, three went missing and seven were injured Saturday in a mudslide in a northwestern region of Guatemala due to torrential rains, a local official said. continue reading »

Police Arrest Female Money Manager of Guatemalan Gang

Police Arrest Female Money Manager of Guatemalan Gang

A woman with more than $500,000 in her bank account is among four suspected members of the feared Mara Salvatrucha gang arrested Friday, Guatemala's PNC national police force said. continue reading »

Guatemala Inaugurates Largest Solar Plant in Central America

Guatemala Inaugurates Largest Solar Plant in Central America

Spanish developer Gran Solar, Guatemala's Grupo Green and Swiss investor Ecosolar on Wednesday inaugurated Guatemala's first solar power plant. continue reading »

Report: Parts of Central America More Dangerous Than War Zones

Report: Parts of Central America More Dangerous Than War Zones

The levels of lethal violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are greater than in some countries suffering armed conflict, a report released in Geneva Wednesday concludes. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Ricardo Arjona Prepares for International Release of New Album

Guatemala’s Ricardo Arjona Prepares for International Release of New Album

Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona said here that he's ready to take his "Viaje" (Trip) around the world, that being the title of his latest disc. continue reading »

Guatemala Ex-Pres. Sentenced to 5 Years for Money Laundering in U.S.

Guatemala Ex-Pres. Sentenced to 5 Years for Money Laundering in U.S.

Guatemalan former President Alfonso Portillo was sentenced here Thursday to five years and 10 months behind bars for money laundering, federal prosecutors said. continue reading »

Guatemala Arrests 6 for Human Trafficking

Guatemala Arrests 6 for Human Trafficking

Six people were killed and 22 others hurt early Thursday when a bus collided with a truck in the western state of Durango, Mexican authorities said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Arrest Drug Trafficker Wanted in the U.S.

Guatemalan Police Arrest Drug Trafficker Wanted in the U.S.

Guatemalan security forces on Thursday captured a suspected drug trafficker wanted by the United States. Edgar Estuardo Caceres Barreira, 40, was arrested in the village of La Cienega in the Caribbean province of Izabal, a spokesman for the PNC national police force told reporters. continue reading »

Teen Sisters Killed in Guatemala in Gang Warfare

Two teenaged sisters were found dead Tuesday by neighbors in a northern Guatemalan community and their family believes they were victims of gangs operating in the area. The bodies of Yakeline, 15, and Karen, 13, were found on a plot of land in the Buena Vista III sector of the San Pedro Ayampuc municipality, 27 kilometers (17 miles) north of Guatemala City. continue reading »

Police Arrest suspect in Killing of Celebrity Chef in Guatemala

Police Arrest suspect in Killing of Celebrity Chef in Guatemala

Police have made an arrest in the killing of prominent chef and restaurateur Humberto Dominguez, Guatemala's interior minister said Thursday. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Top Chef and Cultural Ambassador Shot, Body Dumped on Road

Guatemala’s Top Chef and Cultural Ambassador Shot, Body Dumped on Road

Chef Humberto Dominguez, the ambassador of gastronomic culture in Guatemala, was found fatally shot on Tuesday south of this capital, police said. continue reading »

Zeta Boss Captured in Guatemala

Zeta Boss Captured in Guatemala

A Guatemalan man suspected of being a boss of Mexico's Zetas drug cartel was captured by police Monday in northern Guatemala, Government Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said. continue reading »

Police Arrest Teen Allegedly Responsible for 10 Murders in Guatemala

Police Arrest Teen Allegedly Responsible for 10 Murders in Guatemala

A 17-year-old male suspected in at least 10 murders were arrested Friday in this capital, Guatemala's PNC national police said. Hector Antonio Florian Ramirez was apprehended by police and investigators from the Attorney General's Office in Guatemala City's La Barreda neighborhood, PNC spokesman Pablo Castillo said. continue reading »

Massive Fire Destroys Guatemala City Market, 9 Injured and $90 Million in Damages

Massive Fire Destroys Guatemala City Market, 9 Injured and $90 Million in Damages

A massive blaze Tuesday in this capital's largest market left nine people injured and caused an estimated $90 million in damage, Guatemalan authorities said. continue reading »

Queen Sofia Wraps Up Trip to Guatemala

Queen Sofia Wraps Up Trip to Guatemala

Spain's Queen Sofia completed her trip to Guatemala Friday at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where she could see the remains of the tomb of Mayan Queen Kalomt'e K'abel, discovered in 2012 at one of the most important of recent archaeological finds in this Central American country. continue reading »