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State Department, USAID Host Event Focused on Nutrition in Guatemala

State Department, USAID Host Event Focused on Nutrition in Guatemala

On April 3, Acting Special Representative for Global Food Security Jonathan Shrier and Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Food Security at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Paul Weisenfeld hosted Guatemalan Minister of Health Jorge Villavicencio, other Government of Guatemala officials, private sector representatives and a panel of nutrition experts at the Department of State for a joint discussion on Guatemala’s “Zero Hunger Pact” (“Pacto Cero Hambre”) to reduce chronic malnutrition. continue reading »

Witnesses Share Horrific Stories During Trial of Guatemalan Ex-dictator

Witnesses Share Horrific Stories During Trial of Guatemalan Ex-dictator

A survivor of the massacres carried out by the Guatemalan army during the 1982-1983 rule of strongman Efrain Rios Montt said Wednesday at the retired general's genocide trial that soldiers "ripped out" the heart of one of his children. continue reading »

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Guatemala

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Guatemala

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook the Pacific coast of Guatemala late Monday afternoon at approximately 4pm PST. The epic center was near the capital city of Guatemala City some 6 miles southeast. continue reading »

Eva Longoria Joins Howard G. Buffett in Guatemala

Eva Longoria Joins Howard G. Buffett in Guatemala

Eva Longoria and Howard G. Buffett, son of billionaire Warren Buffett, are currently in Latin America on a charity mission. In 2008, the World Food Programme, with help from Howard's foundation, began continue reading »

Crime Journalist Gunned Down in Guatemala

Crime Journalist Gunned Down in Guatemala

A journalist with Nuestro Diario newspaper was fatally shot in the eastern Guatemalan province of Jutiapa, the publication said Thursday. Jaime Napoleon Jarquin Duarte, 63, was a former schoolteacher who joined the paper three years ago, Nuestro Diario said. continue reading »

Gen. Efrain Rios Montt Geneocide Trial Begins in Guatemala

Gen. Efrain Rios Montt Geneocide Trial Begins in Guatemala

The genocide trial of former strongman Gen. Efrain Rios Montt began Tuesday inside a packed courtroom in the Guatemalan capital. continue reading »

Guatemalan Authorities Dismantle 2 Gangs, Arrest 34 Members

Guatemalan Authorities Dismantle 2 Gangs, Arrest 34 Members

Two criminal organizations run by the Mara 18 and Mara Salvatrucha gangs have been dismantled and 34 people arrested in Guatemala, the National Civilian Police, or PNC, said. continue reading »

Guatemalan Reporter Denounces Threat from Bishop’s Killer

Guatemalan Reporter Denounces Threat from Bishop’s Killer

A retired army captain serving 20 years in prison for the 1998 assassination of a Catholic bishop is trying to intimidate the reporter who wrote about the convict's apparent ties to President Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala's El Periodico newspaper said Friday. continue reading »

Two Mexican Fishermen Killed in Guatemala

Two Mexican Fishermen Killed in Guatemala

Two Mexican fishermen were murdered and their bodies found by residents on the coast of Retalhuleu, a province on Guatemala's Pacific coast, prosecutors said Sunday. continue reading »

Guatemalan Refugees Living in Mexico Agree to Repatriation

Guatemalan Refugees Living in Mexico Agree to Repatriation

The villagers from the Guatemalan community of Nueva Esperanza who took refuge in southern Mexico in 2011 reached an agreement with their country's government to be repatriated on Feb. 28, non-governmental organizations reported Tuesday. continue reading »

10-Year Old Guatemalan Boy Suspect in Murder of Taxi Driver

10-Year Old Guatemalan Boy Suspect in Murder of Taxi Driver

Guatemala authorities are responding to the second 'child assassin' in just a week, here a 10-year-old boy shot and killed a cab driver without apparent provocation. continue reading »

ICE: 116 Criminal Aliens Arrested by Tulsa-based Officers in 2012

ICE: 116 Criminal Aliens Arrested by Tulsa-based Officers in 2012

The local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the arrest of 116 foreign nationals with criminal convictions during calendar year 2012. continue reading »

13 and 15-Year Old Guatemalan Girls Arrested for Carrying Out a Contract Killing

13 and 15-Year Old Guatemalan Girls Arrested for Carrying Out a Contract Killing

In Latin America news two teen girls were arrested in Guatemala City for carrying out what authorize believe is a contract killing. The unidentified girls killed a 20-year-male in the La Florida district. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Reports of Death “Misunderstanding”

Blog del Narco: Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Reports of Death “Misunderstanding”

Guatemala's government yesterday apologized for what he called a "misunderstanding" about an alleged confrontation in which authorities said could have killed the most wanted drug lord in Mexico, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman. Guatemalan Interior Minister, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said the information was handled based on testimony from residents, but during an investigation with soldiers and police hey were unable to verify the information. continue reading »

Former Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt’s Genocide Trial Moved to March

Former Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt’s Genocide Trial Moved to March

A Guatemalan court has moved up by five months the trial of former strongman Gen. Efrain Rios Montt and one of his closest collaborators for genocide and crimes against humanity, a lawyer involved in the case told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »