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NASA on the “Mayan Apocalypse”: Not Real, Not Going to Happen

NASA on the “Mayan Apocalypse”: Not Real, Not Going to Happen

Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know, however, it will be another winter solstice. Contrary to some of the common beliefs out there, the claims behind the end of the world quickly unravel when pinned down to the 2012 timeline. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Guatemala Releases John McAfee, Returning to U.S.

JUST IN:  Guatemala Releases John McAfee, Returning to U.S.

Software guru John McAfee has been released by the Guatemalan government after they refused to grant him asylum. McAfee is said to be returning to the U.S. continue reading »

Guatemala Experiences Severe Drop in Temperature, 2 Dead Thus Far

Guatemala Experiences Severe Drop in Temperature, 2 Dead Thus Far

A sharp drop in temperatures has caused two deaths in the western Guatemalan province of Quetzaltenango, first responders said Monday. continue reading »

McAfee Hosts Q & A Live Stream from Guatemalan Jail (VIDEO)

McAfee Hosts Q & A Live Stream from Guatemalan Jail (VIDEO)

Software company founder John McAfee held a live stream Q & A this weekend following the Guatemalan government’s refusal to grant him asylum. On Sunday, continue reading »

Software Entrepreneur John McAfee Hospitalized after Arrest in Guatemala

Software Entrepreneur John McAfee Hospitalized after Arrest in Guatemala

U.S. software guru John McAfee was hospitalized here Thursday after complaining of chest pains as Guatemalan authorities prepared to deport him to neighboring Belize, where police want to question him in connection with a murder. continue reading »

Software Creator McAfee Requests Political Asylum in Guatemala

Software Creator McAfee Requests Political Asylum in Guatemala

U.S. software tycoon John McAfee on Wednesday, via his attorney, presented a formal asylum request to Guatemala arguing that he is being "politically persecuted" by the government of Belize, the country where he settled in 2008. continue reading »

Software Billionaire McAfee Looks to Guatemala for Political Exile

Software Billionaire McAfee Looks to Guatemala for Political Exile

The millionaire creator of the McAfee antivirus, John McAfee, is "safe and sound" in Guatemala, a country where he will seek political exile because he considers himself "persecuted by the Belize government," his attorney told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Guatemala Says Los Zetas Responsible for Massacre

Guatemala Says Los Zetas Responsible for Massacre

The killing of seven men at a medical complex in this capital was the work of drug-cartel enforcers, Guatemala's interior minister said Friday. continue reading »

Inmates Stand Down After Taking 8 Prison Guards Hostage in Guatemala

Inmates Stand Down After Taking 8 Prison Guards Hostage in Guatemala

Inmates at a maximum-security prison outside this capital who took eight guards hostage ended their rebellion on Tuesday and freed the last of the captives, Guatemala's interior minister said. "The five guards were liberated after several hours of dialogue and without the use of force," Mauricio Lopez told reporters. continue reading »

Earthquake Death Toll Climbs After Additional Bodies Discovered in Guatemala

Earthquake Death Toll Climbs After Additional Bodies Discovered in Guatemala

Guatemalan emergency agencies recovered two bodies that had been buried in rubble since the powerful earthquake that struck the country last week, bringing the official death toll from the disaster to 44, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

Earthquake Death Toll in Guatemala Rises to 52, Many Still Missing

Earthquake Death Toll in Guatemala Rises to 52, Many Still Missing

The number of confirmed deaths from the magnitude-7.4 earthquake that jolted Guatemala stands at 52 and another 22 people remain missing, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

GUATEMALA: 29 Dead Following Major Earthquake

GUATEMALA: 29 Dead Following Major Earthquake

The death toll in the magnitude-7.4 earthquake that struck Guatemala on Wednesday rose to 29 and local authorities said that it could go higher. continue reading »

UPDATE:  7.4 magnitude Earthquake in Guatemala Reportedly Kills 8

UPDATE:  7.4 magnitude Earthquake in Guatemala Reportedly Kills 8

UPDATE: The 7.4 magnitude earthquake that struck the Pacific shore of Guatemala has reportedly left 8 dead and Guatemala under the highest level of disaster alert. continue reading »

Archaeologists in Guatemala Unearth Tomb of “Big Chief” K’utz Chman

Archaeologists in Guatemala Unearth Tomb of “Big Chief” K’utz Chman

Archaeologists working at the Tak'alik Ab'aj temple in southern Guatemala recently uncovered the tomb of an early Mayan ruler and provide new insight into the early years of the Mayan culture. continue reading »

Guatemalan Family of 4 Murdered in Their Beds

Guatemalan Family of 4 Murdered in Their Beds

Four members of a family were fatally shot inside their home in the eastern Guatemalan province of Zacapa, authorities said Wednesday. The attack took place Tuesday night in the hamlet of La Plancha, about 156 kilometers (97 miles) east of the capital, a spokesman for fire rescue said. continue reading »