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Tuesday 22 August 2017

Northern Triangle: A Never-Ending Crisis?

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

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

Guatemalans Score Win Versus Canada Mining Firm

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

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...

Unstoppable Smuggling in the Northern Triangle

Guatemalan businessmen are demanding stricter laws to combat the illegal entry of goods from Mexico, which are now...

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...

Children Having Children

QFEATURED (By Linda Forsel) Last year I was told the story of a man who sexually abused five...

Guatemala’s Mafia State

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

Guatemala Hands Over Another Narco Leader to US

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS -- A high-ranking member of a powerful criminal organization in Guatemala has become the latest...

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...

Unfair Competition for Guatemalan Footwear

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

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...

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 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...

Modernization of Guatemala – China Relationship

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

Guatemala: More Taxes on Gasoline?

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

Guatemalan security forces capture gang members carrying improvised bombs

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS -- Guatemalan police are cracking down on gang members who use explosive devices to carry...

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...

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...

Turkey Turns to Central America

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

Guatemala Extortion Generates $61 Mn A Year

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - Authorities in Guatemala estimate criminals make around $61 million a year from extortion, a...

Volcano Eruption Closes Guatemala Airport, Forces Evacuations

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS (CNN/Reuters) - Guatemala's Fuego volcano "fire volcano" belched black ash into the sky on Saturday,...

Guatemala Communities Near Volcano Remain on Alert

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

Guatemala seeks to stop lynchings

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

Can Rudy Giuliani Save Guatemala?

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

Wind Projects in Guatemala

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

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...

Guatemala-Honduras Border: Corridor of Violence

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

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History of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is apart of Luzerne County and it is one of the...

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