1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



iOntheAmericas

Guatemala

Guatemala

Maya Priest Says World is Suffering Due to 5,200 Mayan Calendar Cycle Ending

Maya Priest Says World is Suffering Due to 5,200 Mayan Calendar Cycle Ending

The first European Maya priest, Austrian-born Omrael Norbert Muigg, said that the "chaos" the world is suffering is a consequence of the fact that in December 2012 a cycle more than 5,200 years long - according to the Maya calendar - is ending and a new age in which humanity will experience important internal changes is in the offing. continue reading »

Plane Crashes into Guatemalan Zoo Leaving Three Dead

Plane Crashes into Guatemalan Zoo Leaving Three Dead

Three passengers traveling on a plane were killed after the aircraft crashed into the maintenance area of Aurora Zoo, in Guatemala. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER:  Guatemalan Native Charged with Having Sex with Neighborhood Poodle

LATINO BLOTTER:  Guatemalan Native Charged with Having Sex with Neighborhood Poodle

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida Jenson Bolla-Sosa was arrested and charged for sexual abuse and bestiality with the neighbor's poodle, Mimi. continue reading »

Top Guatemalan Drug Trafficker Tied to Zetas Sanctioned by U.S. Treasury

Top Guatemalan Drug Trafficker Tied to Zetas Sanctioned by U.S. Treasury

The DEA today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s designated Guatemalan national Horst Walter Overdick Mejia, a critical link in the drug trade continue reading »

U.s. to Help Guatemala Create Anti-Narco Force in Country

U.s. to Help Guatemala Create Anti-Narco Force in Country

Guatemala plans to create a military unit to fight drug trafficking in the Pacific region and in San Marcos, a province on the border with Mexico, with U.S. support, Defense Minister Ulises Anzueto said. continue reading »

10K of Guatemala’s Indigenous People March to Capital City

10K of Guatemala’s Indigenous People March to Capital City

A massive march of indigenous people arrived Tuesday in the Guatemalan capital after walking more than 200 kilometers (120 miles) to demand a government settlement of a conflict over land. continue reading »

Guatemala Awaits Threatened Attacked by Zeta Narcos

Guatemala Awaits Threatened Attacked by Zeta Narcos

A banner that appeared Tuesday in front of a school in the northern Guatemalan province of Peten threatens attack on civilians if authorities in the Central American nation continue to pursue members of the Mexico-based Los Zetas drug cartel. continue reading »

US Military Says Drug Violence Spreading Through Central America

US Military Says Drug Violence Spreading Through Central America

Two high-ranking U.S. military commanders say Mexico's violent war against drug cartels has moved into other parts of Central America. Air Force General Douglas Fraser, the head of the U.S. Southern Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday continue reading »

Journalists in Guatemala Have Their Equipment stolen

A van-load of Guatemalan journalists covering President Otto Perez Molina's visit to the northern province of Baja Verapaz had their equipment stolen on Friday. continue reading »

Secure Communities Program Nabs Guatemalan Murderer and Prison Escapee

Secure Communities Program Nabs Guatemalan Murderer and Prison Escapee

A Guatemalan national residing in Providence, who was wanted in his home country for numerous criminal charges including homicide, kidnapping and escaping from prison, was turned over to Guatemalan law enforcement authorities yesterday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE). continue reading »

Guatemalan Involved in 1982 Massacre Sentenced to 6000 Years in Prison

A veteran of a notorious army unit was sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for his part in the 1982 massacre of 201 peasants in northern Guatemala. continue reading »

Retired General Denied Amnesty in Guatemala

A Guatemalan court ruled Thursday that a 1986 amnesty law does not bar prosecution of retired Gen. Efrain Rios Montt for crimes against humanity during his 1982-1983 rule of the Central American country. continue reading »

Drought May Have Caused Collapse of Mayan Civilization

Drought May Have Caused Collapse of Mayan Civilization

According to a study from Science Journal, the abandonment of the Mayan civilizations may have occurred as a result of a lack of rain. According to experts, Martín Medina-Elizalde and Eelco Rohling, continue reading »

New Flu Virus Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats

New Flu Virus Discovered in Guatemalan Fruit Bats

A new influenza A virus discovered in fruit bats in Guatemala does not appear to present a current threat to humans, but should be studied as a potential source for human influenza continue reading »

Illegally Exported Mayan Ceramic Artifacts Returned to Guatemala

Illegally Exported Mayan Ceramic Artifacts Returned to Guatemala

Eight artifacts that were illegally exported from Guatemala in two separate incidents were officially returned to the country at a repatriation ceremony Friday at the Guatemalan Embassy in Washington. continue reading »