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Teen Sisters Killed in Guatemala in Gang Warfare

Two teenaged sisters were found dead Tuesday by neighbors in a northern Guatemalan community and their family believes they were victims of gangs operating in the area. The bodies of Yakeline, 15, and Karen, 13, were found on a plot of land in the Buena Vista III sector of the San Pedro Ayampuc municipality, 27 kilometers (17 miles) north of Guatemala City. continue reading »

Police Arrest suspect in Killing of Celebrity Chef in Guatemala

Police Arrest suspect in Killing of Celebrity Chef in Guatemala

Police have made an arrest in the killing of prominent chef and restaurateur Humberto Dominguez, Guatemala's interior minister said Thursday. continue reading »

Guatemala’s Top Chef and Cultural Ambassador Shot, Body Dumped on Road

Guatemala’s Top Chef and Cultural Ambassador Shot, Body Dumped on Road

Chef Humberto Dominguez, the ambassador of gastronomic culture in Guatemala, was found fatally shot on Tuesday south of this capital, police said. continue reading »

Zeta Boss Captured in Guatemala

Zeta Boss Captured in Guatemala

A Guatemalan man suspected of being a boss of Mexico's Zetas drug cartel was captured by police Monday in northern Guatemala, Government Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said. continue reading »

Police Arrest Teen Allegedly Responsible for 10 Murders in Guatemala

Police Arrest Teen Allegedly Responsible for 10 Murders in Guatemala

A 17-year-old male suspected in at least 10 murders were arrested Friday in this capital, Guatemala's PNC national police said. Hector Antonio Florian Ramirez was apprehended by police and investigators from the Attorney General's Office in Guatemala City's La Barreda neighborhood, PNC spokesman Pablo Castillo said. continue reading »

Massive Fire Destroys Guatemala City Market, 9 Injured and $90 Million in Damages

Massive Fire Destroys Guatemala City Market, 9 Injured and $90 Million in Damages

A massive blaze Tuesday in this capital's largest market left nine people injured and caused an estimated $90 million in damage, Guatemalan authorities said. continue reading »

Queen Sofia Wraps Up Trip to Guatemala

Queen Sofia Wraps Up Trip to Guatemala

Spain's Queen Sofia completed her trip to Guatemala Friday at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where she could see the remains of the tomb of Mayan Queen Kalomt'e K'abel, discovered in 2012 at one of the most important of recent archaeological finds in this Central American country. continue reading »

Former President of Guatemala Pleads Guilty to Laundering Money in U.S.

Former President of Guatemala Pleads Guilty to Laundering Money in U.S.

Guatemalan former President Alfonso Portillo on Tuesday pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to laundering money. Portillo admitted his guilt in an appearance before federal Judge James Patterson and he is now awaiting sentencing, which will be performed on June 23, according to what sources with the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York told Efe. continue reading »

Guatemalan Authorities Find Bodies Buried in SUVs

Guatemalan Authorities Find Bodies Buried in SUVs

Two SUVs holding "human remains" have been found buried in the mountains of southern Guatemala, authorities said Friday. Police discovered the vehicles in the municipality of Amatitlan, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Guatemala City, deputy interior minister Eddy Juarez said. continue reading »

U.S., Meixco and Guatemala Create Security Detail to Fight Drug Traffikcing and Gun Smuggling

U.S., Meixco and Guatemala Create Security Detail to Fight Drug Traffikcing and Gun Smuggling

Security officials from Mexico, the United States and Guatemala agreed to create the Trinational Security Desk to fight people trafficking, arms smuggling, drug trafficking and other crimes in a coordinated manner at their borders, the Mexican National Security Commission said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Supreme Court Justice Dies After Being Shot Twice in Head

Guatemalan Supreme Court Justice Dies After Being Shot Twice in Head

Guatemalan Supreme Court Justice Cesar Barrientos Pellecer died Sunday in a hospital after being shot twice in the head, police said. continue reading »

Over 1,300 Central American Immigrants Detained in Mexico enroute to U.S.

Over 1,300 Central American Immigrants Detained in Mexico enroute to U.S.

Military personnel and National Migration Institute, or INM, agents detained 1,438 undocumented foreigners, the majority of them Guatemalans, during an operation in southern Mexico, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Authorities Rescue 3 Girls from Sex Traffickers

Guatemalan Authorities Rescue 3 Girls from Sex Traffickers

Security forces rescued three Guatemalan girls who were about to be taken into Mexico by sex traffickers, authorities said Thursday. The girls were freed on Wednesday in the southwestern province of San Marcos, which borders on Mexico, police spokesman Pablo Castillo told reporters. continue reading »

More Suspects Named in the Killing of Argentine Folk Singer Facundo Cabral

More Suspects Named in the Killing of Argentine Folk Singer Facundo Cabral

Three people were arrested Monday in connection with the 2011 killing here of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral, Guatemalan police said. continue reading »

Female Narco and Colombian Guerilla Extradited from Guatemala to U.S.

Female Narco and Colombian Guerilla Extradited from Guatemala to U.S.

Guatemala on Monday extradited to the United States a reputed Colombian rebel commander accused of drug trafficking, authorities said. continue reading »