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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 »

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 »