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Gunmen Kill 11 in Guatemalan Indian Village

Gunmen Kill 11 in Guatemalan Indian Village

At least 11 people were killed and more than a dozen others, including three children, were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a liquor store in San Jose Nacahuil, an Indian community in central Guatemala, officials said Sunday. continue reading »

6.5 Earthquake Rattles Guatemala

6.5 Earthquake Rattles Guatemala

A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala and also caused alarm in neighboring El Salvador, although no casualties were immediately reported. continue reading »

At Least 62 Young Guatemalans Have Died From Malnutrition This Year

At Least 62 Young Guatemalans Have Died From Malnutrition This Year

Malnutrition is to blame for the deaths of at least 62 children under the age of 5 so far this year in Guatemala, the government said Wednesday. Nearly 9,800 youngsters have been diagnosed with chronic malnutrition, the secretary for food security, Luis Monterroso, told reporters. continue reading »

GUATEMALA: Angry Townspeople Kill 3 Suspected Kidnappers

GUATEMALA: Angry Townspeople Kill 3 Suspected Kidnappers

Enraged residents of an Indian community in northern Guatemala lynched three presumed kidnappers while a fourth man managed to save himself and was admitted to a hospital, authorities said Sunday. continue reading »

Guatemala Launches Operation Targeting Poppy Farms Along Mexican Border

Guatemala Launches Operation Targeting Poppy Farms Along Mexican Border

Guatemalan security forces have launched a wide-ranging operation targeting poppy farms in San Marcos, a northwestern province on the border with Mexico, Government Minister Mauricio Lopez said. continue reading »

Fourth Journalist This Year Slain in Guatemala

Fourth Journalist This Year Slain in Guatemala

Broadcast journalist Carlos Alberto Orellana Chavez was found shot to death Monday in the southern province of Suchitepequez, Guatemalan police said. The body was discovered in the municipality of San Bernardino a few hours after the journalist was reported missing, police spokesman Pablo Castillo told Efe. continue reading »

Shrimping Boats Responsible for Sea Turtle Deaths in Guatemala, Says Environmentalists

Shrimping Boats Responsible for Sea Turtle Deaths in Guatemala, Says Environmentalists

Sea turtle deaths have been rising on Guatemala's Pacific coast due to "indiscriminate" shrimp fishing, environmentalists said. At least 80 dead sea turtles have been found on Pacific beaches in the past two months, the Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association, or Arcas, said in a statement. continue reading »

Homeland Security Arrests 207 Gang Members in Central America Operation

Homeland Security Arrests 207 Gang Members in Central America Operation

More than 200 alleged transnational criminal street gang members and associates were arrested in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during a 60-day enforcement operation spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Central American law enforcement. continue reading »

Homeland Security Spearheads Arrest of 207 Narco Gangsters in Central America

Homeland Security Spearheads Arrest of 207 Narco Gangsters in Central America

U.S. Homeland Security exported its crime-fighting know-how on transnational gangs and helped nab over 200 known narcos and gang members in Central America. continue reading »

Journalist Gunned Down in Guatemala, Third This Year

Journalist Gunned Down in Guatemala, Third This Year

A veteran broadcast journalist was fatally shot Tuesday in the eastern province of Zacapa, Guatemalan authorities said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Police Arrest 34 for Murders of 9 Cops

Guatemalan Police Arrest 34 for Murders of 9 Cops

The investigation into the June 13 killings of nine police officers in the western province of Quetzaltenango has led to the arrest of 34 suspects, Guatemala's interior minister said Wednesday. continue reading »

5-Year-Old, Grandmother Murdered During Home Invasion in Guatemala

5-Year-Old, Grandmother Murdered During Home Invasion in Guatemala

A 5-year-girl and her grandmother were killed by armed robbers in the eastern Guatemalan town of El Progreso, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Court Suspends Canadian Miner’s License

Guatemalan Court Suspends Canadian Miner’s License

A Guatemalan appellate court on Wednesday suspended the operating license issued to Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources Inc. for a huge silver deposit, acting at the request of inhabitants of communities located near the site. continue reading »

Guatemalan Gangs Targeting Bus Drivers

Guatemalan Gangs Targeting Bus Drivers

Gang members killed two people and three others in Guatemala City Friday in attacks on bus drivers who failed to pay protection money, Guatemalan police said. continue reading »

Plane Crashes in Guatemala, Bags of Money Found at Site

Plane Crashes in Guatemala, Bags of Money Found at Site

Six men died Friday in a plane crash in the northwestern Guatemalan province of San Marcos, an official said. continue reading »