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Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

Former President Carter Calls For Greater U.S.-LatAm Relations

As the XVI Annual CAF Conference came to a close, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter called for stronger relations between the U.S. and Latin America, and regretted that the U.S. "is not doing enough as a major country to bring peace and harmony, trade and commerce, and understanding and basic human rights to the people in Latin America." continue reading »

Malnutrition Kills 95 Guatemalans Under the Age of 5 in 2012

Malnutrition Kills 95 Guatemalans Under the Age of 5 in 2012

At least 95 children less than 5 years old have died in Guatemala from acute malnutrition so far this year, according to the Epidemiology Department of the Public Health and Social Assistance Ministry. continue reading »

UN-backed Commission Presents Plan to Combat Impunity in Guatemala

UN-backed Commission Presents Plan to Combat Impunity in Guatemala

A United Nations-backed commission today presented a strategic work plan at the world body’s Headquarters in New York outlining efforts to combat impunity in Guatemala and support the country’s justice system. continue reading »

LatAm Hopes to Boost Regional Development by Focusing on Cultural Identities, Tradition

LatAm Hopes to Boost Regional Development by Focusing on Cultural Identities, Tradition

Latin American culture ministers are promoting an agenda based on strengthening their countries' identities and restoring their traditions as a fundamental element of regional development. continue reading »

2011 Immigration Enforcement Actions Reach All-Time High, 91% of Detainees are from Latin America

2011 Immigration Enforcement Actions Reach All-Time High, 91% of Detainees are from Latin America

Each year, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undertakes immigration enforcement actions involving hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals continue reading »

Mother and Two Teen Daughters Found Murdered and Dismembered in Guatemala

Mother and Two Teen Daughters Found Murdered and Dismembered in Guatemala

The dismembered bodies of a mother and her two teenage daughters were found Monday by emergency teams in southeastern Guatemala, authorities said. continue reading »

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 »