Category: Guatemala

State of Emergency in Guatemala Town After Clashes

Top Story — Guatemala declared a “state of prevention” Monday in a municipality outside Guatemala City after eleven people died in violence last week, the Associated Press reported. The emergency measures […] Read More >

Oxlajuj Baktun: Maya Era Ends, As Longstanding Tensions Remain

HUEHUETENANGO, Guatemala — Events here during the much-awaited end of the Oxlajuj Baktun, a 5,129-year period in the long Mayan calendar, provide a clear reflection of the divisions and challenges faced […] Read More >

Erick Barrondo Becomes Guatemala’s First Olympic Medalist

Top Story — Erick Barrondo on Saturday became Guatemala’s first-ever Olympic medalist by winning a silver medal in the 20-km race walk in London. Barrondo finished 11 seconds behind the first-place finisher from […] Read More >

50 People Injured In Guatemalan Student Protests

Top Story — At least fifty people, including students, journalists, and Guatemala’s ministers of education and the interior, were injured in a Guatemala City park as students protested education reforms on Monday. […] Read More >

Guatemala: Exhumation Inside Cobán’s Garrison

COBAN, GUATEMALA — On February 27th, 2012, The Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation (FAFG) began an exhumation inside the former Military Garrison of Cobán, one of Guatemala’s largest cities. Three months […] Read More >

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit By Guatemalans Infected In U.S. Experiments

Top Story— U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton granted a motion by the U.S. federal government to dismiss a lawsuit by Guatemalan victims infected with STDs while U.S. researchers tested the effects of […] Read More >

Guatemala Declares State Of Siege After Riot

Top Story — The Guatemalan government sent troops to the province of Huehuetenango after declaring a state of siege when 200 people took over an army outpost on the border with Mexico. The […] Read More >

Remains Of 99 People Found In Guatemalan Mass Graves

Today in Latin America Top Story — Forensic anthropologists working at a former military outpost in Guatemala have unearthed the remains of at least 99 people who were massacred in […] Read More >

Evidence Suggests Zetas & MS-13 Pact To Control Drug Trade

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan authorities say there is evidence that Mexico’s Zetas drug cartel and Central America’s Mara Salvatruchas (MS-13) have formed a pact to control drug-trafficking routes […] Read More >

Guatemalan Protesters March 9 Days For Indigenous Rights

GUATEMALA CITY — After 9 days and more than 120 miles, members of the Indigenous, Peasant and Popular March (Marcha Indígena, Campesina y Popular) arrived at the center of Guatemala […] Read More >