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Guatemalan President Calls for “Plan Central America”

Guatemalan President Calls for “Plan Central America”

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said in Washington Thursday that to deal with the border crisis spurred by the arrival of more than 50,000 unaccompanied underage migrants from Central America it will be necessary for the United States to implement a plan similar to Washington's multi-billion-dollar initiative in Colombia. continue reading »

Bus Owners, Drivers Demand Relief From Security Threats in Guatemala

Bus Owners, Drivers Demand Relief From Security Threats in Guatemala

Businessmen and drivers in Guatemala's intercity bus sector on Thursday demanded that the authorities provide greater security for them. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Youngest Inventor Sets Sights on Environmental Protection

Guatemala’s Youngest Inventor Sets Sights on Environmental Protection

Ken Lou Castillo was 9 years old when he became the youngest inventor in Guatemala by patenting Mr. Fuego, a kind of ecological firewood made of recycled materials that when burned, harms neither the environment nor people's health. continue reading »

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Mexico Kills Three in Guatemala

6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in Mexico Kills Three in Guatemala

At least three people were killed Monday in Guatemala by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 whose epicenter was in southern Mexico, national emergency management office director Alejandro Maldonado said. continue reading »

6 Drownings Reported in Guatemala on Pacific Ocean Beach

6 Drownings Reported in Guatemala on Pacific Ocean Beach

Six members of two Guatemalan families, including two children, drowned on a Pacific beach, emergency aid personnel reported Sunday. continue reading »

4 Cops Arrested For Extorting Olympic Athlete in Guatemala

4 Cops Arrested For Extorting Olympic Athlete in Guatemala

Four members of Guatemala's PNC national police were arrested for their suspected role in the confinement and extortion of an Olympic athlete, the force said Friday. continue reading »

Olympic Athlete Denounces Police Extortion in Guatemala

Olympic Athlete Denounces Police Extortion in Guatemala

Guatemalan Olympic race walker Jaime Daniel Quiyuch CastaƱeda said Wednesday that he was detained and extorted by the police. continue reading »

Police Discover Remains of 6 People in Guatemala

Police Discover Remains of 6 People in Guatemala

Skeletal remains of six people were found buried under a vacant lot near the capital, the Guatemalan Attorney General's Office said Friday. continue reading »

Three Car Accident in Guatemala Leaves 5 Dead, 7 Injured

Three Car Accident in Guatemala Leaves 5 Dead, 7 Injured

Five people were killed and seven others injured in a three-vehicle accident in the western province of Quetzaltenango, Guatemalan authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Guatemalan Authorities Seize Cocaine Worth $15.6 Million

Blog del Narco: Guatemalan Authorities Seize Cocaine Worth $15.6 Million

Authorities confiscated 1,224 kilos (2,696 lbs.) of cocaine that arrived in Guatemala aboard a ship from Ecuador, police said Friday. continue reading »

Washington Urges Central Americans Not to Send Children to U.S.

Washington Urges Central Americans Not to Send Children to U.S.

The U.S. government on Thursday urged Central American parents not to send their children to the United States alone or via people trafficking networks. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Guatemalan Police Arrest 3 Drug Traffickers Along Mexican Border

Blog del Narco: Guatemalan Police Arrest 3 Drug Traffickers Along Mexican Border

A Guatemalan man thought to have headed a ring that trafficked in drugs and people and two of his alleged accomplices, one of whom is a police officer, were arrested by authorities near the border with Mexico on Wednesday. continue reading »

Guatemala Reports Homicides Drop 10.2 Percent

Guatemala Reports Homicides Drop 10.2 Percent

Guatemala recorded between January and May a total of 2,343 murders, 10.2 percent less than the same period in 2013, according to figures released Tuesday by the state National Institute of Forensic Sciences, or Inacif. continue reading »

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 »