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Soccer Great Diego Maradona Named Sports Ambassador in Dubai

Soccer Great Diego Maradona Named Sports Ambassador in Dubai

Dubai authorities on Sunday named former Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona Honorary Sports Ambassador, a post in which he will support the development of the sport in the emirate and aid in the search for new athletic talent. continue reading »

UN: Guatemalan Children Still Facing Sexual Exploitation, Forced Labor

UN: Guatemalan Children Still Facing Sexual Exploitation, Forced Labor

In spite of protection measures by the Guatemalan Government, many children are still victims of sexual exploitation and forced labor, a United Nations independent expert warned today. continue reading »

Guatemalan Prosecutor Selvin Mendez Rios Seriously Injured in Attack

Guatemalan Prosecutor Selvin Mendez Rios Seriously Injured in Attack

Guatemalan prosecutor Selvin Mendez Rios was serious wounded in an attack in the western province of Quetzaltenango and is in "critical condition" in a hospital, officials said on Wednesday. continue reading »

Guatemala Sees Hotel Bookings Rise Ahead of Mayan “Apocalypse”

Guatemala Sees Hotel Bookings Rise Ahead of Mayan “Apocalypse”

Hotels near the Mayan city of Tikal are headed for "a full sell-out" for the events planned on Dec. 21 to mark the start of a new era for humanity in the Maya cosmology, Guatemalan National Tourism Institute director Pedro Duchez said. continue reading »

Guatemalans Continue Vigilante Justice, Kill Man Accused of Murder

Guatemalans Continue Vigilante Justice, Kill Man Accused of Murder

An accused killer was burned to death Friday by a mob in a suburb of the Guatemalan capital, the municipal fire department said. continue reading »

Guatemala’s First Olympic Medalist Honored by Government

Guatemala’s First Olympic Medalist Honored by Government

The Guatemalan congress on Thursday bestowed the Order of the Sovereign Congress in the grade of Gran Caballero upon athlete Erick Barrondo, who won the silver medal in the 20-kilometer walk at the 2012 London Olympics. continue reading »

Half of Guatemala’s Maize Crop for 2012 Lost to Drought

Half of Guatemala’s Maize Crop for 2012 Lost to Drought

The drought that has affected most of Guatemala in 2012 ruined half of this year's crops of the two main staples, maize and beans, the agriculture ministry said in a report released Thursday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Officer Arrested For Holding Teen as Sex Slave

Guatemalan Police Officer Arrested For Holding Teen as Sex Slave

A Guatemalan police officer was arrested on charges of holding a 14-year-old girl as a sex slave for months, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Guatemala Working as a Center of Drug Production, Says Official

Guatemala Working as a Center of Drug Production, Says Official

Guatemala is no longer just a conduit for illegal drugs, but a center of production, Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez said, citing the seizure of 17.6 tons of coca paste apparently destined for cocaine labs in the Central American nation. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Final Medal Count at the 2012 Olympics

Of the 962 medals awarded, Latin America won 56. Ranging from Mexico's gold in soccer to Guatemala's first olympic medal, Latin America did very well at the 2012 Olympics. Check out HS News' infographic to see which LatAm country had the highest medal count. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

INFOGRAPHIC: Housing Quality in Latin America

How many families are homeless or live in poor quality houses? Despite the strong economic performance Latin America and the Caribbean has enjoyed in the past decade, the lack of adequate housing for low income people remains a serious development problem for the region. continue reading »

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Dulles Airport Officials Find 4 lbs of Cocaine Hidden in Kid’s Drink Boxes

EXTREME TRAFFICKING:  Dulles Airport Officials Find 4 lbs of Cocaine Hidden in Kid’s Drink Boxes

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at Washington Dulles International Airport seized almost 4 pounds of cocaine hidden inside chocolate drink boxes and a spice bottle in two Guatemalan men’s luggage shortly after 10pm this past weekend. continue reading »

Guatemalan Lawmakers Approve ‘Erick Barrondo Day’ to Honor Olympic Silver Medalist

Guatemalan Lawmakers Approve ‘Erick Barrondo Day’ to Honor Olympic Silver Medalist

Guatemalan lawmakers approved Tuesday a decoration for racewalker Erick Barrondo in honor of his winning a silver medal last weekend in the 20-kilometer walk at the 2012 London Olympics. continue reading »

Oscar Isaac Plays Mysterious Agent 3 in “The Bourne Legacy”

Oscar Isaac Plays Mysterious Agent 3 in “The Bourne Legacy”

Oscar Isaac has one of the most interesting roles in "The Bourne Legacy," the espionage and action film opening this week at U.S. theaters. However, just like the character he plays, the 32-year-old actor must measure his words to preserve the mystery. continue reading »

Guatemala Wins First-ever Olympic Medal, Silver in Racewalking

Guatemala Wins First-ever Olympic Medal, Silver in Racewalking

Racewalker Erick Barrondo won Guatemala's first-ever Olympic medal on Saturday, taking silver in the 20-kilometer walk after finishing behind China's Ding Chen, who set a new Olympic record with a time of 1:18:46. continue reading »