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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 »

Guatemala’s “Global Justice” Program Serves 1 Million Guatemalans in U.S.

Guatemala’s “Global Justice” Program Serves 1 Million Guatemalans in U.S.

The Legal Assistance, Defense, Protection, and Representation Program "Global Justice" ( aka Justicia Global) of the Guatemalan Government's Ministry of Foreign Affairs celebrates its third anniversary continue reading »

“Peoples Justice” ( Lynchings) up 500% in Guatemala since 2004

“Peoples Justice” ( Lynchings) up 500% in Guatemala since 2004

The number of reported lynchings of suspected criminals in Guatemala has increased from 25 in 2004 to 147 in the first 10 months of this year, the national ombud's office said Friday. continue reading »

Daniel Ortega Wins Nicaragua Pres Elections, Otto Pérez Wins Pres in Guatemala

Daniel Ortega Wins Nicaragua Pres Elections, Otto Pérez Wins Pres in Guatemala

Former Army General Otto Pérez Molina won some 54% of the Guatemalan vote, while Ortega garnered 67% of the votes in Nicaragua, amid allegations of electoral fraud. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Arrest “Facebook” Killer

Guatemalan Police Arrest “Facebook” Killer

Guatemalan Eduardo Chen García created a Facebook profile that he used to contact two teenage girls that were found buried in a house outside of Ciudad de Guatemala. continue reading »

Women Given 16 and 21 Years in Prison in Guatemalan-U.S. Adoption Case

Two women have been sentenced by a Guatemalan court to a number of years in prison for trafficking a stolen baby to a U.S. family that believed it was a lawful adoption. continue reading »

Thousands Protest in Guatemala Against Daily Violence

Thousands Protest in Guatemala Against Daily Violence

Thousands of Catholics attended the peaceful march through the streets of the capital of Guatemala, on Saturday, October 22, to express their condemnation to the violence that causes about 17 deaths in the country every day continue reading »

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo elected to Security Council

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo elected to Security Council

Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan and Togo will serve as non-permanent members of the 15-member Security Council in 2012-13 after winning their seats during elections held Friday at United Nations Headquarters in New York. continue reading »

Heavy Rains in Central America Take Their Toll, 66 Deaths Reported Thus Far

Heavy Rains in Central America Take Their Toll, 66 Deaths Reported Thus Far

A week of torrential rains throughout the Central American region have left at least 66 dead and displaced thousands of others, with Honduras suffering the most losses at 28. continue reading »