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Guatemala Calls for General Elections For June 16

Guatemala’s Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) called for general elections for June 16, 2019, as the country is going through a political crisis fostered by President Jimmy Morales’s conflict with the U.N. Anti-Graft body. “The Supreme Electoral Court calls to participation with a civi spirit, in...

Gang Prevention in Central America: A Lost Battle Against State Indifference?

(Insightcrime.org)  With migrants fleeing murder and violence in droves and the evident flop of repressive policies in the Northern Triangle, gang prevention and rehabilitation programs seem evermore appealing. But their impact will continue to be limited unless governments invest time and resources in more...

Thousands Evacuated as Guatemala Volcano Erupts Again

(TelesurTv) Authorities in Guatemala declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people early Monday after the country's fiery Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash and lava down the mountain. The volcano last erupted in early November without...

Ibero-American summit calls to address migration

ANTIGUA, Guatemala (AP) Leaders at a summit of Ibero-American nations called Friday for development and assistance for the poor to alleviate waves of migrants fleeing poverty, violence, political instability and persecution in the Americas. More than a dozen presidents and King Felipe VI of Spain...

Nicaragua qualifies president Carlos Alvarado as ‘ill-educated, meddlesome, contemptuous and snoopy’

The government of Daniel Ortega did not hold anything back to offend President Carlos Alvarado for his criticism of the internal situation in Nicaragua. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua issued a statement Friday where it calls Alvarado, among others things, "ill-educated, meddlesome, contemptuous...

Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano on Verge of Eruption

Guatemalan Authorities warned that the Fuego volcano registered about 14 explosions per hour, so they foresee that in the next hours or days it will erupt. Authorities generated an alert Friday, that the Fuego Volcano might start to erupt at any time. The National Institute of...

Honduran Asylum Seeker Dies in Clash with Mexican Police

Henry Diaz, 26, died Sunday after receiving a rubber bullet in the head during clashes with the Mexican Federal Police on the border between Mexico and Guatemala, reported sources from Guatemala’s National Police. Mexican Police deployed on the Mexican border in order to prevent migrants...

Migrant caravan members have right to claim asylum – here’s why getting it will be hard

Roughly 5,000 people, mostly from Central America’s violent and unstable “Northern Triangle” of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are reportedly making their way through Mexico with the intention of claiming asylum at the U.S. border. The so-called “migrant caravan” is attracting intense social and...

Honduras migrant caravan organizer detained in Guatemala

(Merco Press) The organizer of a migrant caravan from Honduras was detained in Guatemala on Tuesday as the U.S. government threatened to withdraw aid from both countries and El Salvador if the flow of migrants north to the United States was not stopped. Up to...

Guatemalan president lashes out at UN investigator before world body

(dpa) – A UN-backed anti-corruption mission in Guatemala is a threat to peace in the country, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales told the world body Tuesday. Thus, he said, the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) would not be extended beyond 2019,...

Guatemala Responds After President Attacks Anti-Corruption Protests (Photos)

Guatemalans took to the streets Friday to protest president Jimmy Morales' announcement that the government would not renew the work visas of the members of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), just days after Congress announced they would move forward with a...

Guatemala Independence Marked by Calls for Morales to Resign

As President Jimmy Morales gave a speech Friday night to celebrate Guatemala's 197 years of independence in the Constitution square, citizens chanted the slogan "Get Out! Get Out!" Annually on September 14, Guatemalans carry the fire of the independence in symbolic marches. This year, in...

Northern Triangle Exceeds US$ 10 billion in remittances

Remittances sent by migrants to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, the Northern Triangle of Central America, exceeded US$10 billion dollars between January and July of this year, according to their central banks. Guatemala leads with the highest flow of dollars and a growth of 10.62%...

Guatemala Business React to the Nicaragua Crisis

One of the decisions taken by Guatemalan businessmen with interests in Nicaragua is to suspend new investments until the situation in the country is normalized. Due to the social and political situation that the country has been experiencing for more than three months, Guatemalan investors...

Car With US Embassy Employee Comes Under Fire in Guatemala, No Injuries – Reports

A vehicle transporting a US embassy employee came under fire in southern Guatemala Sunday evening but there were no injuries, a spokesman for the country's national police said. A spokesman for the embassy confirmed the incident and said U.S. officials were working with police to...

Latin America One of Three Regions With Persistent Deforestation

Latin America is one of three regions where deforestation continues, according to The State of the World’s Forests 2018, published today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO. The FAO report indicates that between 1990 and 2015, the world's forests decreased...

The Central American Migrant Crisis: What is the Ultimate Solution?

  The Central American migrant crisis has sparked a nationwide debate over immigration, brought to the forefront by policies resulting in the separation of children from their mothers at the border.   The vast majority of these illegal immigrants are from three Central American countries known as...

More Fire From Volcano Fuego in Guatemala

A new flow of water and volcanic material at high speed descended today on Sunday from the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, two weeks after its largest eruption since 1974. A bulletin from the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (INSIVUMEH) stated the lahar...

Guatemala Calls for International Help: Death Toll Rises To 109

The death toll from last week’s devastating volcanic explosion in Guatemala has risen to 109, the National Forensic Sciences Institute (INACIF) said. Almost 200 people reported missing. It updated on Thursday the previous day’s count of 99 victims after ten more bodies were delivered to...

Why Guatemala’s Volcanic Eruption Is So Much Deadlier Than Hawaii’s

Rico's TICO BULL - A report on CNN explains how Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption is so much deadlier than Hawaii's Kilauea eruption, though both eruptions swallowed homes and reminded everyone how ferocious nature can be. The huge differences between Guatemala's volcano eruption, which has killed...

Guatemala Volcano Search and Recovery Suspended: Death 109 & 200 Still Missing

Rescuers have suspended search and recovery efforts at villages devastated by the eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, leaving people with missing loved ones distraught and prompting some to take up the risky work themselves with rudimentary tools. CONRED, the national disaster agency, said weather conditions...

Can Costa Rica Volcanos Erupt Same As The Fuego Volcano?

Mother Nature in a country like Costa Rica is unpredictable. And, therefore, it makes it difficult to predict if at some point we will endure eruptions similar to those that caused a wake of death and destruction in Guatemala in the last few days. The...

About 200 Reported Missing Over Guatemala’s Volcano Eruption – Authorities

The number of people who were reported missing after Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano eruption amounted to nearly 200 people, Sergio Cabanas, the head of the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala, said. The country's National Institute of Forensic Sciences said on Tuesday that bodies of...

Guatemala Volcano Death Toll Climbs To 69

Guatemala's national disaster agency CONRED said on Monday the death toll from the Fuego volcano eruption Sunday is 69. Officials said just 17 victims had been identified because the intense heat of the volcanic debris left most bodies unrecognizable. "It is very difficult for us...

Guatemala Volcano Death Toll Rises To 62 (Photos)

The latest on the deadly volcano eruption in Guatemala is 62, at 1:00 p.m. Monday, confirmed the director of Guatemala's National Institute of Forensic Science. Fanuel Garcia said there could be more deaths, but that is the number of bodies so far recovered, and so...

Deadly Guatemala Volcano Eruption In Photos

At least 25 people have been killed, while an unconfirmed number of people have been injured in Guatemala's Fuego volcano eruption. Photos from Twitter      

Watch Aftermath of Deadly Guatemala Volcano Eruption From Above

The Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala has wreaked havoc in the country, leading to the deaths of at least 25 people and injuries of hundreds more, as well as mass evacuations and disruption of the work of a major airport. A drone has captured the...

Guatemalan Volcano Erupts: 25 Killed, Over 2000 Evacuated (Photos)

At least 25 people were killed when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted Sunday for the second time this year, spewing ash and rock and forcing the airport to close, the country's disaster agency said. "The toll was 25 dead as of 9:00 pm (0300 GMT Monday),"...

The Volcanos Of Central America (By Country)

Among the things most loved by travelers to Central America is the volcanos. Ok, the beaches are great. The rivers, the forests, the lakes, all nice. But a volcano trumps them all. The isthmus is located along the Ring of Fire and that has meant...

Guatemala Moves Its Embassy to Jerusalem, PLO Criticizes Action

(Prensa Latina) Following the steps taken this week by the United States, Guatemala carried out today the transfer of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, an action strongly criticized by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). During the opening ceremony of the embassy, Guatemalan President, Jimmy...

“Common Visa” Proposed For Tourism In The Region

The organization of the Central American Council of Tourism recently held a meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to continue the search for concrete actions in favor of greater integration and cooperation, such as a common visa, which will result in the growth of...

How to resolve the territorial conflict between Belize and Guatemala

On Sunday, April 15, Guatemala held a referendum to determine whether it’s willing to take the border conflict with Belize to the International Court of Justice. With an admittedly low turnout of just 26%, a very high percentage of 95% voted affirmatively on the proposal....

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