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Government Invests $12.6 Million on New Weapons for Guatemalan Police

Government Invests $12.6 Million on New Weapons for Guatemalan Police

The Guatemalan government will invest some $12.6 million to buy new weapons for the National Civil Police, or PNC, a government minister said Wednesday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Seize $1.3 Million in Drug Money

Guatemalan Police Seize $1.3 Million in Drug Money

Police arrested a man and seized $1.32 million in cash that appears to be laundered drug money, Guatemalan authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Failed Bank Robbery in Guatemala Leaves 3 Dead

Failed Bank Robbery in Guatemala Leaves 3 Dead

An attempted robbery at a bank in northern Guatemala led to the fatal shooting of a security guard and the deaths of two of the assailants at the hands of a lynch mob, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Guatemalans Discover Headless Bodies of 2 Young Women

Guatemalans Discover Headless Bodies of 2 Young Women

Residents found the headless bodies of two young women Wednesday in a neighborhood on the western outskirts of Guatemala City, emergency services officials said. continue reading »

Nearly 1 Ton of Cocaine Confiscated in Guatemala

Nearly 1 Ton of Cocaine Confiscated in Guatemala

Guatemalan security forces confiscated almost a ton of cocaine during an operation in the Caribbean coastal province of Izabal, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Guatemala Offers Amnesty to Ex-Dictator

Guatemala Offers Amnesty to Ex-Dictator

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has opened the door to amnesty for former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, a judicial spokesman told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

GUATEMALA: Cable TV Director’s Bodyguard Shot, Killed

GUATEMALA: Cable TV Director’s Bodyguard Shot, Killed

Unknown killers shot to death one of the bodyguards of Karina Rottman, the head of Guatemala's VEA Canal cable TV channel, which broadcasts news analysis and criticism shows, the channel said Sunday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Authorities Apprehend Sinaloa Cartel “Operators”

Guatemalan Authorities Apprehend Sinaloa Cartel “Operators”

Two Guatemalans suspected of working for Mexico's powerful Sinaloa drug cartel were arrested Friday in the northern province of Peten, a spokesman for Guatemala's national police said. continue reading »

Vigilantes Kill 3 Alleged Criminals in Guatemala

Vigilantes Kill 3 Alleged Criminals in Guatemala

An enraged mob of local residents lynched three alleged criminals whom they accused of attempting to extort a farmer in eastern Guatemala, near the border with El Salvador, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

9 Guatemalan Police Officers Murdered Over Theft of Cartel Cash

9 Guatemalan Police Officers Murdered Over Theft of Cartel Cash

The theft of $740,000 in drug money spurred the murder of nine Guatemalan police officers, prosecutors said during the arraignment of the man accused of ordering the slaughter. continue reading »

Guatemalan Authorities Rescue 5 Adults, 37 Minors from Trafficking Ring

Guatemalan Authorities Rescue 5 Adults, 37 Minors from Trafficking Ring

Five adults and 37 minors were rescued from a criminal gang that held them captive and forced them to work long hours for little pay, Guatemalan authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Teen Girls Urge Guatemalan Lawmakers to Raise Marriage from 14 to 18 Years Old

Teen Girls Urge Guatemalan Lawmakers to Raise Marriage from 14 to 18 Years Old

A group of young women on Thursday asked the Guatemalan Congress to approve a law raising from 14 to 18 the minimum age to get married. continue reading »

Singer Ricardo Arjona Presents Tour Documentary

Singer Ricardo Arjona Presents Tour Documentary

Guatemalan singer-songwriter Ricardo Arjona presented his new work "Arjona Metamorfosis en vivo," a documentary DVD gathering together the best portions of his latest concert tour. continue reading »

Authorities Arrest 8 for Massacre of Indians in Guatemala

Authorities Arrest 8 for Massacre of Indians in Guatemala

Guatemalan security forces arrested eight suspected gang members on Tuesday in connection with the Sept. 8 massacre of 11 Indians in a rural community north of the capital. continue reading »

Mexican Police Arrest Guatemalan Wanted for Cop Killings

Mexican Police Arrest Guatemalan Wanted for Cop Killings

A reputed drug kingpin wanted in connection with the slaughter of nine Guatemalan police officers was apprehended in neighboring Mexico, Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina said Friday. continue reading »