Category: Guatemala

Guatemala’s Colom Blames Drug Cartels In Death Of Folksinger Cabral

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom said Monday that organized crime groups were behind the shooting death of one of Latin America’s most revered folksingers […] Read More >

Guatemala Court Rejects First Lady’s Bid For President; Torres Accused Of “Legal Fraud”

The recently divorced first lady of Guatemala’s bid for president hit a road block on Wednesday after the country’s supreme electoral court disqualified her for “supposed legal fraud.” First lady […] Read More >

Ex-Guatemalan General Appears In Court On Charges Of Orchestrating Massacres

GUATEMALA CITY — Former General Héctor López Fuentes made his first court appearance on June 20, three days after police arrested him on charges of orchestrating genocide against Guatemala’s Ixil […] Read More >

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 >