Category: Guatemala

Guatemala Arrests Zeta Member In Connection To Massacre

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom announced Wednesday the arrest of an alleged Zeta leader and former Guatemalan soldier in connection with the killing of […] Read More >

Guatemala Accuses Zetas Drug Cartel Of Carrying Out Petén Massacre

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan officials on Monday attributed Saturday’s massacre of 29 people in the northern province of Petén to the Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel also […] Read More >

Ban Ki-moon Meets With Central American Leaders To Discuss Regional Security

Today in Latin America Top Story — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon promised to support Central America in its fight against insecurity and violence during a meeting with regional leaders in […] Read More >

Guatemalan First Lady Sandra Torres de Colom Announces Bid For Presidency

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemala’s first lady announced Tuesday that she will enter the race to succeed her husband, President Álvaro Colom. Sandra Torres de Colom confirmed […] Read More >

Guatemala Declares State Of Siege Due To Zeta Presence Near Mexican Border

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Guatemalan government declared a state of siege Sunday and has sent hundreds of troops to a northern province where officials claim a […] Read More >

Mudslides In Guatemala Kill Dozens; Colom Declares “National Tragedy”

Today in Latin America Top Story — Mudslides caused by torrential rains have killed dozens of people in Guatemala, with President Álvaro Colom calling it a “national tragedy.” At least […] Read More >

Guatemalan Women May Become Special Asylum Group

NEW YORK — In a few weeks, female Guatemalan asylum seekers might know whether their applications hold better odds. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that a […] Read More >

Guatemalan Residents Return Home After Tropical Storm Agatha

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan residents began returning home earlier this week after Tropical Storm Agatha ravaged much of Central America and left 183 people dead with […] Read More >

Tropical Storm Agatha Ravages Central America; An Estimated 131 Dead in the Region

Today in Latin America Top Story — The season’s first tropical storm ripped through Central America and southern Mexico over the weekend, leaving an estimated 131 people dead and thousands […] Read More >

Photo Essay: Forensic Anthropologists Exhume Possible Mass Grave Outside Villalobos, Guatemala

VILLALOBOS, Guatemala — Guided by witness testimony, the Association of Family Members of the Detained-Disappeared of Guatemala (FAMDEGUA in Spanish) and the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG in Spanish), […] Read More >