Category: Central America

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 >

2 Honduras Officials Receive Death Threats

Two officials in Honduras viewed as sympathizers with the county’s political left have received death threats, the local press reports. The news of the death threats against National Agrarian Institute […] Read More >

Nicaraguan Linked to Facundo Cabral Murder Found Guilty

Top Story — Nicaraguan music promoter Henry Fariñas was found guilty of money laundering and drug trafficking by a judge on Thursday. Fariñas was the alleged target of the attack that killed Argentine […] Read More >

Honduras Signs Deal To Create 3 Private Cities

The government of Honduras has signed a deal to hand over land to private investors for the construction of three privately run cities with their own legal and tax systems, […] Read More >

Tropical Storm Ernesto Heads For Central America, Mexico

Top Story — A tropical storm warning has been issued for Honduras and Nicaragua and a hurricane warning has been issued for parts of Mexico and Belize as Tropical Storm Ernesto makes […] 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 >

Stranded Central American Migrants Await Aid in Mexico

Top Story — Several thousand Central American migrants stranded in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico for nearly a month are now receiving humanitarian aid from the governments of El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala. Approximately 3,500 […] 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 >