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Police Arrest Man Suspected of Murdering Family Over Land Dispute in Guatemala

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Murdering Family Over Land Dispute in Guatemala

The man suspected of leading the slaughter of seven people inside a home south of the Guatemalan capital is in custody, police said Wednesday. Cesar Chavez, 38, was arrested in the village where the killings took place, police spokesman Pablo Castillo told the media. continue reading »

Opposition Calls For Justice Against Government’s Role in Protesters’ Deaths

Opposition Calls For Justice Against Government’s Role in Protesters’ Deaths

A Guatemalan opposition party filed a formal criminal complaint Tuesday against President Otto Perez Molina and other top officials for the deaths of eight protesters at the hands of the army. continue reading »

Vigilante Justice Leaves 5 Dead in Guatemala Shooting

Vigilante Justice Leaves 5 Dead in Guatemala Shooting

Five men were gunned down at a rural tavern on Guatemala's southern Pacific coast, authorities said. continue reading »

Government Admits Soldiers Fired on Guatemalans Protesting Constitutional Changes

Government Admits Soldiers Fired on Guatemalans Protesting Constitutional Changes

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina acknowledged Friday that army troops fired their weapons during a confrontation with protesters in the western province of Totonicapan, an incident resulting in the deaths of six peasants. continue reading »

Protests in Guatemala Leave 4 Dead, 20 Injured

Protests in Guatemala Leave 4 Dead, 20 Injured

Four people were killed and more than 20 others wounded Thursday in confrontation between protesters and security forces in the western Guatemalan province of Solola, authorities said. continue reading »

Archaeologists Uncover Tomb of Mayan Queen in Guatemala (VIDEO)

Archaeologists Uncover Tomb of Mayan Queen in Guatemala (VIDEO)

The tomb of a powerful seventh-century Maya queen was discovered at the El Peru-Waka site in the northwestern Guatemalan province of Peten, archaeologists said Wednesday. continue reading »

Wealthy Guatemalan Businessman Killed in Helicopter Crash

Wealthy Guatemalan Businessman Killed in Helicopter Crash

Wealthy businessman Jose Habie was killed Friday when the helicopter he was piloting crashed in the Guatemalan capital, authorities said. The 56-year-old Habie, who owned textile plants and a five-star hotel in Guatemala City, died of multiple traumatic injuries while trapped amid the wreckage of the chopper, paramedics told the media. continue reading »

U.S. and Guatemala Extend Agreement to Protect Cultural Heritage of Guatemala

U.S. and Guatemala Extend Agreement to Protect Cultural Heritage of Guatemala

The U.S. and Guatemala have extended an agreement that began in 1991 with the imposition of emergency U.S. import restrictions to staunch the pillage of Guatemala’s rich archaeological heritage and the illicit trafficking of it. continue reading »

Guatemalan Officials Fear Increased Violence After Alleged Zetas Schism

Guatemalan Officials Fear Increased Violence After Alleged Zetas Schism

Guatemalan security officials are on alert for increased violence stemming from an alleged split in the leadership of Mexico's notorious Los Zetas drug cartel, authorities said. continue reading »

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

Latino Groups Call Out Kennedy Center’s Neglect to Honor Latino Artists

In letters to Kennedy Center executives, Caroline Kennedy, President Obama, and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) are calling for major changes in the process by which Kennedy Center Honorees are selected and asking why there is a constant pattern of exclusion of Latinos. The groups' demands follow the recent announcement of the 2012 Honorees, none of whom are Latino artists. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Pollution in Latin America

Globally, outdoor urban air pollution kills 2 million people annually and indoor air pollution causes 2 million premature deaths. In Latin America, 100 million people in are exposed to levels of air pollution that exceed the recommended standards. With these rates it is important to look at the health and environmental issues connected to pollution. HS-News takes a look at which countries are culprits and which are taking strides towards environmental protection. continue reading »

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration Rates Decrease, Proportion of Latinos Among Immigrants Drops in 2011

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. continue reading »

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

Today’s Latin Americans Living 45 Years Longer than Those in 1900

The average life expectancy in Latin America has risen from 29 years in 1900 to 74 years in 2010, according to a study presented by the Pan American Health Organization, or PAHO. continue reading »

Ex-Professional Colombian Soccer Player, Friend Gunned Down in Guatemala

Ex-Professional Colombian Soccer Player, Friend Gunned Down in Guatemala

Two Colombians, including an ex-professional soccer player, died in an armed attack by unknown assailants at a restaurant in the Guatemalan town of Malacatan on the Mexican border, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Guatemalans Displaced by Fuego Volcano Evacuation Return Home

Guatemalans Displaced by Fuego Volcano Evacuation Return Home

The thousands of people who were evacuated Thursday because of the violent eruption of the Fuego volcano, located some 50 kilometers (31 miles) southwest of the Guatemalan capital, returned home Saturday after seismic activity diminished. continue reading »