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Thursday 20 July 2017

US Ambassador to Guatemala Calls Congressmen “Idiots” for Hiring Firm to Improve US Relations

(Q24N) United States Ambassador to Guatemala Todd Robinson openly criticized Congressmen in Guatemala who hired a lobbying firm...

Guatemalan Newspaper Calls Out US For Contradictory Stance on War against Drugs

Guatemala’s most influential newspaper, Prensa Libre, published a strong criticism of the United States’ recent comments about fighting drugs. The...

U.S. Asks Guatemala To Extradite Former Vice President Over Drug Trafficking Charges

The United States has asked Guatemala to extradite former Vice President of Guatemala Roxana Baldetti for drug trafficking...

Guatemalans Score Win Versus Canada Mining Firm

Q24N - A group of Guatemalan men who faced the brutal suppression of their peaceful protest won a...

Northern Triangle: A Never-Ending Crisis?

(Q24N) For years, the set of countries known as the Northern Triangle –Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras– has...

‘La Patrona’ Escape from Guatemala Prison Spotlights Institutional Corruption

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org - A former mayoral candidate turned criminal leader in Guatemala has escaped from one of the...

Australian Backpackers Kidnapped in Guatemala Live To Tell Their Story

(Q24N) Two young Australian backpackers have told their horror account of being kidnapped, assaulted and robbed at gunpoint...

Turkey Turns to Central America

Q24N - Guatemala last week opened an embassy in Ankara, at the same time as Turkey hosted the...

Audio Reveals Details of Guatemala Fire that Killed 40 Girls

(Q24N) Recordings of three survivors from a massive fire in Guatemala that killed 40 has been released by...

Guatemala President Admits State Responsibility in Shelter Fire

Q24N - As many outraged Guatemalans are calling for his resignation over the fire, Morales said that the...

Guatemala President Halts Promise to Donate 60 Percent of His Salary amid Legal Issues

(Q24N) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has announced he will no longer be donating 60 percent of his salary. Morales...

The Dangerous Politicization of Guatemala’s Justice System

(Q24N) Prosecutor Thelma Aldana and CICIG — an international commission that acts in Guatemala to avoid impunity —...

Guatemala Judge Flees Country Fearing Own Judiciary Colleague

(Q24N via Insightcrime.org) A Supreme Court magistrate in Guatemala has allegedly pressured a judge handling her son's case,...

Guatemala Proposes to Legalize Gay Marriage

Q24N - Congressmen of various political parties in Guatemala are preparing an initiative that seeks to reform the...

Small-Scale Drug Trafficking Spreads Throughout Guatemala

Q24N -  A Guatemalan anti-narcotics prosecutor announced that the sale of drugs not only persists in the metropolitan...

Uber Launches in Guatemala, with Taxi Drivers Prepared to Fight Back

Q24N - The controversial transportation company made the announcement on its website this week, listing Guatemala City, Antigua...

Guatemala’s Mafia State

Q24N - Insightcrime.org  - Former Guatemalan Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla -- a decorated war hero and a...

Too Many Dollars in Guatemala

(Q24N) In the first nine months of the year the Bank of Guatemala has intervened in the exchange...

Central Banker Bargains Way Out of Prison in Guatemala

(Q24N) A former president of Guatemala’s Central Bank who admitted involvement in laundering $30 million will avoid serving...

Guatemala Business Tycoon Busted for Tax Fraud

One of Guatemala's most important business figures has been arrested for tax evasion, as the corruption scandals that...

Guatemala is pioneer of fruit and vegetable exports

(Q24N) FreshPlaza.com -  Frutesa is a Guatemalan company devoted to the export of fresh fruits and vegetables, mainly...

Guatemala and the New Law on Banking Secrecy

(Q24N) Guatemala's ne tax law allows authorities to access taxpayers banking information through an order issued by a...

Panama Papers Reveal Offshore Account of Guatemala Drug ‘Queen’

(Q24N) The Panama Papers data leak exposed an offshore account belonging to a Guatemalan drug trafficker and money...

Number of Violent Deaths has Risen to 1,374 in Guatemala

(Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Forensic Sciences in Guatemala (Inacif) has reported a figure of 1,374 deaths...

63 Children Die Due to Violence in Guatemala This Year

Q24N (Prensa Latina) At least 63 children have been killed, as a result of the rise in violence...

Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, US to Review Joint Plan

(Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez, confirmed that representatives of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will hold a...

Guatemala To Host Regional Meeting on Cuban Migrants

Q24N (Prensa Latina) Guatemala will host a regional meeting on Jan. 20 to discuss the issue of the...

New Guatemala President Promises Crackdown on Corruption

Q24N (Insightcrime.org) TV comic-turned-politician Jimmy Morales used his inauguration speech to promise a crackdown on corruption, as he...

Business Doing Well Despite Politicians

Q24N - Guatemala´s handling of a serious political crisis through legal means and confidence in the incoming government...

Guatemala Rejects Differentiated Treatment to Cuban Migrants

Q24N (Prensa Latina) The government of Guatemala rejected the differentiated treatment pretended for legal Cuban migrants stranded in...

Guatemala’s Interior Minister Denies Luxuries at Zavala Jail

Q24N - (Prensa Latina) Guatemala''s Interior Minister, Eunice Mendizabal, denied that the prison where former President Otto Perez...

Guatemala No Rise on Tariffs on Chicken Imports

QCENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - Following the doubts raised after the circulation of a document related to the topic,...

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Elena Correa Officially Crowned Miss Costa Rica 2017

"I am proud to be her boyfriend," were the words of businessman Carlos Rodriguez on Elena Correa who was officially crowned Miss Costa Rica...

Low Cost Carrriers (LCCs) Flying High in Central America

  Low cost carriers (LCCs) airlines are finally starting to penetrate the intra-Central America market, driven primarily by the launch of the region’s first local...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Up 21%

Between April 2016 and April 2017, the balance of credit card debt in Costa Rica grew by 21%, equivalent to 3.7% of GDP, says...

Courier Business Growing in Costa Rica

The parcel forwarding companies JetBox, Box Correos and Aeropost reported increases of between 12% and 35% in the number of packages shipped in the...

Big Game Today, Costa Rica Vs. Panama

CONCACAF Gold Cup action continues today, Wednesday, July 19,  as Costa Rica faces Panama in quarterfinal action. The game is being played at the  Lincoln...

EU Enhances Partnership With Costa Rica

Today, on the first-ever official visit of any European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development (ICD) to Costa Rica, the current Commissioner Neven Mimica...

Would impeaching Trump restore the rule of law? Lessons from Latin America

Some Americans and members of Congress have called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. What happens after a president is impeached? The vice president would...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

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Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at the concert that Ariana Grande will...

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