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Wednesday 24 May 2017

‘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...

Northern Triangle: A Never-Ending Crisis?

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

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...

Guatemala seeks to stop lynchings

GUATEMALA CITY – “They are trying to extort us!” That’s all a taxi driver needed to yell to...

Wind Projects in Guatemala

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS -- Of a potential of 1,000 MW of power generated through wind in the country,...

Guatemala-Honduras Border: Corridor of Violence

A new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) details how inadequate measures to combat drug trafficking helped...

Early Removal of Guatemala Prosecutor Shows Power of Elites

Latin America - Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz is being prematurely pushed out of office, an...

Can Rudy Giuliani Save Guatemala?

Fifteen years ago, a European diplomat said that Guatemala was "over-diagnosed." Everyone knew what needed to be done....

Marimba to be Declared Cultural Heritage of America

CENTRAL AMERICA  - The Organization of American States (OAS) will declare Guatemalan marimba (variety of xylophone) Americas Cultural...

Guatemala Communities Near Volcano Remain on Alert

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - The Guatemalan Coordinator for Reduction of Disasters (CONRAD) is maintaning preventive measures in 25...

Modernization of Guatemala – China Relationship

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS -- There is an imperative need for Guatemala to table a clear strategic relationship with...

Turkey Turns to Central America

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

Near 20,000 Guatemalans Learned to Read, Write Using Cuban Method

LATIN AMERICA NEWS - (Prensa Latina) About 19,425 people have learned to read and write with the Cuban...

Guatemala’s Mafia State

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

Capture of Guatemala Trafficker May Have Officials Trembling

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS (Insight Crime) -- A little known, but powerful drug trafficker from Guatemala thought to be...

Property Theft on the Rise in Guatemala

Gangs using violence and fraud are driving an exponential increase in the theft of properties in Guatemala, demonstrating...

Why Did the US Release One of Guatemala’s Biggest Drug Traffickers?

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - Records show that the United States quietly released Guatemala kingpin Otto Herrera nearly a...

Eleven CFAC Countries Complete UN Peace Operations Training in Guatemala

QCOSTARICA (Diaologo-Americas) Military delegations from the Central American Armed Forces Conference (CFAC) recently completed a United Nations (UN)...

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...

More than 700,000 Children Work in Guatemala, Says Report

CENTRAL AMERICA - (Prensa Latina) A total of 702,000 children between seven and 17 years old work in...

Guatemala: Compulsory Registration of Cattle

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS -- An announcement has been made that all animals born after 2015 must be registered...

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...

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...

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 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...

The Woman Who Reduced Impunity in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY  (IPS) - Guatemala’s first female attorney general has managed to reduce impunity in a country where...

Unfair Competition for Guatemalan Footwear

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - Local producers denounce the practice of triangulation, smuggling, under-invoicing and reporting new footwear coming...

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...

More Than 7,000 Guatemalan Children Involved in Crime in 2013

Minors involved in crimes in Guatemala in 2013 amounted 7,518; 3,227 more than the previous year, according to...

The Dangerous Politicization of Guatemala’s Justice System

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

More than 60% of Guatemalans are Poor

QCOSTARICA - Over 62 percent of Guatemalans are poor, stated today the United Nations Development Program's Resident Coordinator...

Guatemala: More Taxes on Gasoline?

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - Taking advantage of the low price of oil the government is discussing increasing the...