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Former Guerrilla Commander Murdered in Guatemala

Former Guerrilla Commander Murdered in Guatemala

Juan de Leon Tuyuc Velasquez, a guerrilla commander during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war, was killed Thursday in the western city of Solola, authorities said. continue reading »

Four People Implicated in Attack on Guatemalan Vice President

Four People Implicated in Attack on Guatemalan Vice President

Four people were arrested Tuesday after a woman hurled an unidentified white powder into the face of Vice President Roxana Baldetti, Guatemala's interior minister said. continue reading »

Court Official Assasinated in Guatemala

Court Official Assasinated in Guatemala

An official of a Guatemalan court that hears gender violence cases was gunned down in this capital, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Family Murdered in Southern Mexico

Guatemalan Family Murdered in Southern Mexico

A Guatemalan couple and their two children were found fatally shot in a rural area of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, relatives said. continue reading »

Couple Found Decapitated in Guatemala

Couple Found Decapitated in Guatemala

The headless bodies of a couple were found Tuesday at the bottom of a gully in a poor neighborhood of Guatemala City, first responders said. continue reading »

Guatemala Recovers Mayan Artifact Dating from 250-900 A.D. from U.S.

Guatemala Recovers Mayan Artifact Dating from 250-900 A.D. from U.S.

The Guatemalan government announced the repatriation from the United States of a Mayan panel dating from the classic period, 250-900. continue reading »

Guatemala Lynching Statistics: 47 Dead, 250 Lynchings Attempted

Guatemala Lynching Statistics: 47 Dead, 250 Lynchings Attempted

Forty-seven people, including two women, have died at the hands of lynch mobs this year in Guatemala, a government commission established to prevent vigilantism said Tuesday. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Ambitious Project to Help Correct Climate Change

Guatemala’s Ambitious Project to Help Correct Climate Change

An ambitious agroforestry project to be developed over the next 20 years in a Guatemalan reserve for protecting water springs, seeks to capture 1.8 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) to help correct climate change on the planet. continue reading »

2 Bus Drivers Murdered in Guatemalan Capital

2 Bus Drivers Murdered in Guatemalan Capital

Two bus drivers died Friday in separate acts of violence in the Guatemalan capital, first responders said. Geovanni Chiguichon, 28, died at the scene in La Reformita, a neighborhood on the south side of Guatemala City, after unknown assailants shot him, fire rescue said. continue reading »

Government Invests $12.6 Million on New Weapons for Guatemalan Police

Government Invests $12.6 Million on New Weapons for Guatemalan Police

The Guatemalan government will invest some $12.6 million to buy new weapons for the National Civil Police, or PNC, a government minister said Wednesday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Seize $1.3 Million in Drug Money

Guatemalan Police Seize $1.3 Million in Drug Money

Police arrested a man and seized $1.32 million in cash that appears to be laundered drug money, Guatemalan authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Failed Bank Robbery in Guatemala Leaves 3 Dead

Failed Bank Robbery in Guatemala Leaves 3 Dead

An attempted robbery at a bank in northern Guatemala led to the fatal shooting of a security guard and the deaths of two of the assailants at the hands of a lynch mob, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Guatemalans Discover Headless Bodies of 2 Young Women

Guatemalans Discover Headless Bodies of 2 Young Women

Residents found the headless bodies of two young women Wednesday in a neighborhood on the western outskirts of Guatemala City, emergency services officials said. continue reading »

Nearly 1 Ton of Cocaine Confiscated in Guatemala

Nearly 1 Ton of Cocaine Confiscated in Guatemala

Guatemalan security forces confiscated almost a ton of cocaine during an operation in the Caribbean coastal province of Izabal, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Guatemala Offers Amnesty to Ex-Dictator

Guatemala Offers Amnesty to Ex-Dictator

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has opened the door to amnesty for former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, a judicial spokesman told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »