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Saturday 27 May 2017

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...

Alzheimer’s May Get Guatemala Drug Trafficker Out of Prison

  Twenty years ago, the United States patiently prepared a punishment for Waldemar Lorenzana Lima, one of the most...

Guatemala: Chaos in Customs Offices

(Q24N) -- The crisis in the tax administration department has created delays of up to 15 days in...

Guatemala Elites Busted in Customs Fraud Ring

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - Authorities in Guatemala have arrested two high-level current and former government officials -- as...

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 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 Communities Near Volcano Remain on Alert

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

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,...

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...

Military and Police Cooperate to Improve Public Safety in Guatemala

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - Guatemala's Joint Security Force, which consists of Army Soldiers and National Civil Police (PNC)...

Guatemala: More Taxes on Gasoline?

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

Can Rudy Giuliani Save Guatemala?

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

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)...

Guatemala Telcos Return Phone Lines to State

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - In response to approval of a new tax of us$0.65 per telephone line, operating...

Modernization of Guatemala – China Relationship

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

Guatemala: Compulsory Registration of Cattle

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

Wind Projects in Guatemala

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

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...

27 Dead In Guatamala Rains, More than 50.000 Affected

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS -- (Prensa Latina) A total of 27 dead, 22 injured and thousands of victims have...

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...

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...

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...

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 Extortion Generates $61 Mn A Year

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

Guatemala May Target ‘Coyotes’ to Address Child Migrant Crisis

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS - Guatemala's Congress is analyzing an initiative to target the human smugglers known as "coyotes,"...

Guatemala-Honduras Border: Corridor of Violence

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

Guatemala seeks to stop lynchings

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

Explosions of Fuego Volcano in Guatemala Increases

Fuego volcano intensified its explosions to moderate and strong, which generated alarm in the Guatemalan population located 35km...

Imprisoned Guatemala Ex-President Rejected US Plea Deal in 2010

Declassified US State Department cables document how Alfonso Portillo, the former president of Guatemala who recently pled guilty...

Guatemala Ex-President Pleads Guilty to Corruption, Money Laundering

Former Guatemala President Alfonso Portillo has pleaded guilty to charges of accepting bribes and money laundering before a...

Guatemala’s Underworld ‘Patriarch,’ Lorenzana, Extradited to US

Guatemala's government has extradited longtime drug trafficking suspect Waldemar Lorenzana to the United States, a move that will...

Guatemala: 11 killed, 12 wounded in 12-hour period

GUATEMALA CITY – At least 11 people were killed and at least 12 were injured in violent crimes...