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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 »

War-Torn Guatemalan Family Reunited After 25 yrs

War-Torn Guatemalan Family Reunited After 25 yrs

A Maya family was reunited Wednesday in this capital 25 years after being separated by the country's 1960-1996 civil war. The Mutual Support Group, or GAM, with the help of the International Red Cross, brought Antonio Morales Bartolome together with his parents and daughter, from whom he and his wife were separated in 1987. continue reading »

Catholic Priest Gunned Down in Guatemala After Car Accident

Catholic Priest Gunned Down in Guatemala After Car Accident

A Catholic priest in the southeastern Guatemalan province of Santa Rosa was fatally shot Friday after a road accident, authorities said. The Rev. David Donis died of a gunshot to the chest, fire department spokesperson Lazaro Aguilar told radio stations. continue reading »

Shooting Spree in Guatemala Disco Leaves 5 Dead, 20 Wounded

Shooting Spree in Guatemala Disco Leaves 5 Dead, 20 Wounded

At least five people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when gunmen armed with assault rifles opened fire at a disco in Villa Nueva, a city in the southern part of the Guatemala City metropolitan area, a National Civilian Police, or PNC, spokesman said Sunday. continue reading »

59 Undocumented Guatemalans Located in Mexico in Cargo Truck

59 Undocumented Guatemalans Located in Mexico in Cargo Truck

Federal police intercepted 59 undocumented Guatemalans traveling in a cargo truck in the western state of Sinaloa, Mexico's public safety department said. continue reading »

Guatemala Inaugurates New President - Gen. Otto Perez Molina

Guatemala Inaugurates New President - Gen. Otto Perez Molina

Retired Gen. Otto Perez Molina was sworn in as the new president of Guatemala for a period of four years (2012-2016) before nine heads of state and representatives of some 98 international delegations. continue reading »

Guatemala Congressman Killed as Inauguration Nears

Guatemala Congressman Killed as Inauguration Nears

Congressman Oscar Valentin Leal and his brother were murdered here Friday on the eve of retired Gen. Otto Perez Molina's inauguration as Guatemala's president. The slain lawmaker won re-election in September on the ticket of the Lider party, but had decided Thursday to switch his allegiance to Perez Molina's rightist Patriot Party, the president-elect said. continue reading »

No Nukes for Guatemala,  Ratifies UN-Backed Treaty Banning Nuclear Testing

No Nukes for Guatemala,  Ratifies UN-Backed Treaty Banning Nuclear Testing

Guatemala has ratified the United Nations-backed international treaty banning nuclear tests, bringing the number of State parties to 156. continue reading »

US Government Says It Cannot be Sued for Unethical STD Experiments Done on Guatemalans in the 1940s

US Government Says It Cannot be Sued for Unethical STD Experiments Done on Guatemalans in the 1940s

In the 1940s, the U.S. Public Health Service conducted research on sexually transmitted diseases in Guatemala involving the intentional infection of vulnerable human populations, but since making this discovery, the Obama administration has stated that those exposed cannot sue the U.S. continue reading »

Bloody Weekend for Guatemala - 19 Murders in 24 Hours

Bloody Weekend for Guatemala - 19 Murders in 24 Hours

At least 19 people were murdered in Guatemala over the past 24 hours in different acts of violence, police and emergency services officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Honduras Extradites Reputed Guatemalan Drug Lord to the US

Honduras Extradites Reputed Guatemalan Drug Lord to the US

Honduras on Thursday turned over to U.S. authorities a reputed drug kingpin from Guatemala who was arrested here in May. continue reading »

Rigoberta Menchú‘s Grand-Nephew Shot in Guatemala

Rigoberta Menchú‘s Grand-Nephew Shot in Guatemala

A grand-nephew of 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu was wounded in a shooting incident in the northern Guatemalan city of Coban, the indigenous leader said Wednesday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Bloggers Targeting Criminals in Country’s Most Violent State

Guatemalan Bloggers Targeting Criminals in Country’s Most Violent State

Bloggers in Guatemala have begun identifying people suspected of being criminals in one of the country’s most violent states. So far, vigilante bloggers from four sites have “outed” 39 continue reading »

Immigration Officials Arrest Criminal Aliens for Brutal Murder Committed in Guatemala

Immigration Officials Arrest Criminal Aliens for Brutal Murder Committed in Guatemala

Three Guatemalan criminal aliens were arrested yesterday in Lynn, Mass., by U.S. Immigration. The three are wanted by Guatemalan authorities for the rape and murder of a female continue reading »

Judge Rules Only 1 of 2 Sisters Who Fled Guatemala Due to Gang Threats Will be Allowed to Stay in US

Judge Rules Only 1 of 2 Sisters Who Fled Guatemala Due to Gang Threats Will be Allowed to Stay in US

A judge has ruled that of the two Guatemalan sisters who fled their native country in fear of being killed gangs, only one will be allowed to stay in the country. continue reading »