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Guatemalan Priest Charged As An Accomplice in Bishop’s Murder Receives Early Release

Guatemalan Priest Charged As An Accomplice in Bishop’s Murder Receives Early Release

A Catholic priest sentenced to 20 years in prison as an accomplice in the 1998 assassination of Bishop Juan Gerardi was paroled on Friday and spoke out to assert his innocence. continue reading »

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

North Carolina Surgeon Donates Medical Equipment, Trains Hospital Staff in Central America

A Hungarian cardiac surgeon with a "Latino heart" is directing from North Carolina a program that donates medical equipment to hospitals in Central America and provides training for their staffs. continue reading »

Anonymous Take on Government Websites in Guatemala

Anonymous Take on Government Websites in Guatemala

The hacker-activist group Anonymous claimed responsibility for attacks this week on the Web sites of Guatemala's executive and legislative branches. continue reading »

Guatemalan in ICE Custody Passes Away

Guatemalan in ICE Custody Passes Away

A Guatemalan man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) passed away early Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for diabetes complications. continue reading »

Soft Drink Truck Runs Over 5 Women in Guatemala

Soft Drink Truck Runs Over 5 Women in Guatemala

Five people died Wednesday when they were run over by a soft drink delivery truck on a highway in eastern Guatemala, emergency personnel said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Attorney General: Cartels Have Infiltrated the Justice System

Guatemalan Attorney General: Cartels Have Infiltrated the Justice System

Drug cartels and other criminal organizations have infiltrated the Guatemalan justice system, Attorney General Claudia Paz said in comments published Wednesday by capital daily Siglo 21. continue reading »

Customs Officers Discover 2 Lbs of Cocaine in Stew at Dulles Airport

Customs Officers Discover 2 Lbs of Cocaine in Stew at Dulles Airport

While inspecting a Guatemalan man’s luggage Saturday Customs and Border Protection officers discovered cocaine concealed inside the double walls of two jars filled with stew. continue reading »

Foreign Missionaries Kidnapped in Guatemala Finally Rescued

Foreign Missionaries Kidnapped in Guatemala Finally Rescued

Two foreign missionaries kidnapped in southern Guatemala were rescued Friday in an operation that resulted in the arrest of three suspects, authorities said. continue reading »

Pacific Rubiales Reaches Daily Production Goal of 280,000 Barrels in Colombia

Pacific Rubiales Reaches Daily Production Goal of 280,000 Barrels in Colombia

Canadian oil company Pacific Rubiales Energy said Wednesday it has reached its 2012 production target of 280,000-285,000 barrels of crude per day in Colombia despite licensing delays. continue reading »

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 »