Category: Guatemala

Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala erupts again creating panic but no new victims

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA GUATEMALA: The Volcán de Fuego erupted again yesterday afternoon: strong explosions threw ash more than 16,000 feet above sea level and moderate flows of lava spilled down […] Read More >

Landmark Sexual Slavery Trial Begins in Guatemala

Top Story — Two former soldiers in Guatemala went on trial Monday for the alleged rape, sexual enslavement, forced disappearance and murder of indigenous men and women in a 10-month […] Read More >

New Guatemalan President Faces Challenges From High Expectations, Small Coalition

Top Story — Guatemala’s new President Jimmy Morales took office on Thursday. The former comedian rode into office on a wave of populist discontent, but in the wake of his […] Read More >

Guatemala, El Salvador Move Against Former Troops for Civil War Abuses

Guatemalan authorities detained 18 former military officials over alleged human rights violations carried out during the country’s 36-year civil war, the same day that officials in El Salvador announced that […] Read More >

17 Inmates Dead After Guatemalan Prison Riot

Top Story — Two thousand police officials finally managed to get a Guatemalan prison under control on Monday after a fight broke out that resulted in the death of 17 inmates, […] Read More >

Guatemala President-Elect Doubles Down on Anti-Corruption Pledges

Top Story — In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Guatemala’s President-elect Jimmy Morales said he will work to strengthen the mandate of domestic and international anti-corruption bodies […] Read More >

In Upset, Argentina’s Election Will Head to Second Round

Top Story — In Argentina’s presidential election on Sunday, Argentina’s Daniel Scioli failed to avoid a runoff in a major upset, while comedian Jimmy Morales won second-round polls in Guatemala […] Read More >

Three Presidential Elections Planned on Sunday in the Americas

Top Story — Argentina, Guatemala and Haiti will hold presidential elections this weekend. In Argentina, Daniel Scioli is favored, but he is not guaranteed to avoid a runoff at the […] Read More >

Some Migrants Deported to Central America Killed on Arrival, Investigation Finds

Top Story — Undocumented immigrants recently deported by the United States face threats of violence upon their return to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, according to a new investigation by […] Read More >

Hundreds Feared Dead As Rescue Efforts Stall Following Guatemala Landslide

Top Story — Rescuers in Guatemala continued efforts to find survivors on Sunday, following a landslide which has killed at least 95 people and left some 300 more missing and […] Read More >