Guatemala

Country Guatemala
Capital Guatemala City
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Quetzal(GTQ)
Languages Spanish

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The Mayan civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the conflict, which had left more than 100,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, some 1 million refugees.

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Assessing The Impact Of Trump's $450 Million Freeze On Aid To Guatemala, Honduras And El Salvador : Goats and Soda - NPRAssessing The Impact Of Trump's $450 Million Freeze On Aid To Guatemala, Honduras And El Salvador : Goats and Soda  NPR

In April, the president put $450 million on hold for Guatemala as well as Honduras and El Salvador over what he described as the failure of their governments to ...



Guatemala's specialty exports to U.S. on the rise - The PackerGuatemala's specialty exports to U.S. on the rise  The Packer

Guatemala's exports of specialty vegetables and fruits to the U.S. have been steadily rising over the past two decades.



'They burned everything': Guatemalan women travel to Toronto to press Hudbay on human rights claims in closely watched case - Financial Post'They burned everything': Guatemalan women travel to Toronto to press Hudbay on human rights claims in closely watched case  Financial Post

Two indigenous Guatemalan women stood quietly in front of a Toronto courthouse on Tuesday morning, surrounded by a scrum that included a filmmaking crew, ...



Guatemala's congress approves state of siege despite protests - Aljazeera.comGuatemala's congress approves state of siege despite protests  Aljazeera.com

Rights groups condemn move, fearing the 30-day state of siege will lead to more repression and violence in the region.



What’s Happening in Guatemala—It’s Not Just Migration - ForbesWhat’s Happening in Guatemala—It’s Not Just Migration  Forbes

Two local leaders bring jobs and innovation to a struggling country. For many, Guatemala is synonymous with migration. The most populous Central American ...



Mexican president says to meet Guatemalan president-elect on Friday - ReutersMexican president says to meet Guatemalan president-elect on Friday  Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he will meet Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei in ...



Facts on Latinos of Guatemalan origin in the U.S. - Pew Research CenterFacts on Latinos of Guatemalan origin in the U.S.  Pew Research Center

An estimated 1.4 million Hispanics of Guatemalan origin lived in the United States in 2017, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the U.S. Census ...



Guatemala arrests former presidential candidate Sandra Torres - Al Jazeera EnglishGuatemala arrests former presidential candidate Sandra Torres  Al Jazeera English

Guatemala City - Guatemalan former first lady and presidential runner-up Sandra Torres was arrested on Monday in connection with alleged campaign financing ...



Day of the Disappeared: 'The pain never ends' in Guatemala - Al Jazeera EnglishDay of the Disappeared: 'The pain never ends' in Guatemala  Al Jazeera English

An estimated 45000 people were disappeared during the 36-year civil war in Guatemala.



Guatemala's anti-corruption CICIG body to shut down: What to know - Al Jazeera EnglishGuatemala's anti-corruption CICIG body to shut down: What to know  Al Jazeera English

As CICIG's mandate comes to an end this week, here's why the anti-corruption body mattered and what happens next.



India-Central America: Indian companies head to Guatemala to explore opportunities in various sectors - The Financial ExpressIndia-Central America: Indian companies head to Guatemala to explore opportunities in various sectors  The Financial Express

According to Mubarak, “A delegation comprising 20 major Textile companies mostly from Guatemala led by Tony Malouf, Minister of Economy-Designate of ...



Time Is Running Out for Democracy in Guatemala - The New York TimesTime Is Running Out for Democracy in Guatemala  The New York Times

For Guatemalans fearing political persecution, or facing threats to their lives, exile is increasingly viewed as the only means of survival.



Guatemala in grip of 'mafia coalition', says UN body in scathing corruption report - The GuardianGuatemala in grip of 'mafia coalition', says UN body in scathing corruption report  The Guardian

Cicig says in final report before mandate expires corruption 'cannot be solved without profound restructuring of the state'. Associated Press in Guatemala City.



U.S. Focused On Migration As Guatemala's President Kills Anti-Corruption Effort - NPRU.S. Focused On Migration As Guatemala's President Kills Anti-Corruption Effort  NPR

Guatemala's president ended the mandate of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission.The Trump administration hasn't intervened because it's focused on ...



People are leaving Guatemala because life is getting better. We can’t respond unless we understand that. - The Washington PostPeople are leaving Guatemala because life is getting better. We can’t respond unless we understand that.  The Washington Post

The demographic paradox of Central American migration.



Guatemala deploys 2,000 troops after deadly attack on soldiers - ReutersGuatemala deploys 2,000 troops after deadly attack on soldiers  Reuters

IZABAL, Guatemala (Reuters) - Hundreds of Guatemalan soldiers were deployed on Monday to an area near the border with Honduras and Mexico, home to ...



Guatemala declares state of siege after suspected drug dealers kill soldiers - ReutersGuatemala declares state of siege after suspected drug dealers kill soldiers  Reuters

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala's government on Wednesday declared a state of siege in five northeastern provinces in an effort to regain control after ...



Guatemala's CICIG: UN-backed anti-corruption body shuts its doors - Al Jazeera EnglishGuatemala's CICIG: UN-backed anti-corruption body shuts its doors  Al Jazeera English

In its 12 years of existence, CICIG has brought down high-ranking officials, including a president and vice president.



US funding cuts force NGOs to break commitments in Guatemala - DevexUS funding cuts force NGOs to break commitments in Guatemala  Devex

NGOs must scale back or altogether cancel programs, lay off staff, and reduce operating expenses following U.S. funding cuts to Guatemala, Honduras, and El ...



Closure of Guatemala’s anti-graft body sparks concern - Financial TimesClosure of Guatemala’s anti-graft body sparks concern  Financial Times

Anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala have been thrown into doubt as the curtain comes down on Tuesday on a groundbreaking UN Commission.



The good, bad and ugly sides to Antigua, Guatemala, for tourists - Post MagazineThe good, bad and ugly sides to Antigua, Guatemala, for tourists  Post Magazine

Comfortable climate, affordable living costs and relative safety make Antigua a choice destination for retirees and travellers alike.



El Salvador launches anti-corruption commission, inspired by Guatemala - ReutersEl Salvador launches anti-corruption commission, inspired by Guatemala  Reuters

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele on Friday unveiled a new independent commission to tackle corruption, taking inspiration from ...



15-Year-Old Girl From Guatemala Rescued By Tarrant County’s Human Trafficking Unit - CBS Dallas / Fort Worth15-Year-Old Girl From Guatemala Rescued By Tarrant County’s Human Trafficking Unit  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

SOUTHLAKE (CBSDFW.COM) — A 15-year-old girl from Guatemala was rescued by the Tarrant County's Human Trafficking Unit and the Southlake Police ...



Judges and Activists at Risk as UN Anti-Corruption Commission Leaves Guatemala - The Globe PostJudges and Activists at Risk as UN Anti-Corruption Commission Leaves Guatemala  The Globe Post

Judges, prosecutors, and activists fighting against corruption in Guatemala fear attacks after the UN-backed anti-corruption commission leaves.



African Asylum Seekers to the US Stuck on the Mexico-Guatemala Border - The American ProspectAfrican Asylum Seekers to the US Stuck on the Mexico-Guatemala Border  The American Prospect

A clash with Mexican national police on August 27 shows just how frustrated migrants in Mexico's border towns are. For the past month, hundreds of African ...



Will Guatemala’s Incoming President Curb Migration to the US? - The Globe PostWill Guatemala’s Incoming President Curb Migration to the US?  The Globe Post

After winning Guatemala's election with nearly 60 percent of the vote earlier this month, the evidence seems to indicate that Alejandro Giammattei's presidency ...



Major power outage: El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala - Breaking Belize NewsMajor power outage: El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala  Breaking Belize News

Univision.com is reporting that at least 4 Central American countries are suffering from a major power outage today. Official agencies and local media reported ...



Guatemala: Attorney General must step up efforts against impunity - Amnesty InternationalGuatemala: Attorney General must step up efforts against impunity  Amnesty International

A few days before the exit of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) from the country, in the context of concerning setbacks and ...



The fall of Guatemala's Sandra Torres - Global AmericansThe fall of Guatemala's Sandra Torres  Global Americans

Earlier this week, Sandra Torres—one of Guatemala's most prominent politicians who less than a month ago lost a presidential run-off election—was arrested in ...



Guatemala's first openly gay congressman braces for battle - ReutersGuatemala's first openly gay congressman braces for battle  Reuters

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Guatemala's first openly gay congressman Aldo Davila was only elected two months ago and has yet to take up his ...



Narco-Planes Leave No Respite for Guatemala - Insightcrime.orgNarco-Planes Leave No Respite for Guatemala  Insightcrime.org

The growing number of flights carrying drugs across in Guatemala has brought renewed attention to the government's failed strategies to tackle drug trafficking.



The US Is Moving Trump's Border Wall Down To Central America - BuzzFeed NewsThe US Is Moving Trump's Border Wall Down To Central America  BuzzFeed News

Brenda Rivera and her three children are fleeing Honduras, but every step of the way face new hurdles because of Trump's anti-immigrant policies. BuzzFeed ...



Guatemala: Should I stay or should I go? - Deutsche WelleGuatemala: Should I stay or should I go?  Deutsche Welle

Jhonny Carias is 21 and lives on the outskirts of Guatemala City - in a poor area that's rife with crime. He dreams of moving to Europe. But vocational training ...



Guatemalan gets 3½ more years after crash killed Colts LB - San Mateo Daily JournalGuatemalan gets 3½ more years after crash killed Colts LB  San Mateo Daily Journal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Guatemalan man convicted of drunken driving in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver ...



Primrose Will Change Its Name and Serve a Guatemalan Menu for Two Days This Fall - Washington City PaperPrimrose Will Change Its Name and Serve a Guatemalan Menu for Two Days This Fall  Washington City Paper

The kitchen at PrimroseCourtesy of PrimrosePrimrose Executive Chef Jonathan De Paz typically cooks French-accented dishes like duck leg confit a l'orange or ...



VOA Interview: Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei - VOA NewsVOA Interview: Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Giammattei  VOA News

An asylum deal with the United States would "necessarily" depend on economic benefits to its country, Guatemala president-elect Alejandro Giammattei told ...



Guatemalan Mayas not coming to take advantage of US generosity | TheHill - The HillGuatemalan Mayas not coming to take advantage of US generosity | TheHill  The Hill

Guatemalan Mayas do not migrate to the U.S. without knowing the deadly risks. A quarter century ago a common refrain was, 'Migrants expect to find U.S. streets ...



Desperate Guatemalan women will not be deterred, even in the face of grave risk - The Boston GlobeDesperate Guatemalan women will not be deterred, even in the face of grave risk  The Boston Globe

Guatemala City, Guatemala. MIGRANTS AND ASYLUM seekers have been crowded into filthy cells at the US/Mexico border and denied showers and ...



Tuesday's Daily Brief: Guatemala, Hurricane Dorian, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and post-Brexit UK trade - UN NewsTuesday's Daily Brief: Guatemala, Hurricane Dorian, Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia and post-Brexit UK trade  UN News

A recap of Tuesday's stories: International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala successfully completes mandate; UN prioritizes Hurricane Dorian ...



Guatemala joins high-level dialogue on marine litter and waste management in the Caribbean - GOV.UKGuatemala joins high-level dialogue on marine litter and waste management in the Caribbean  GOV.UK

Guatemala joined five Commonwealth countries in attending a high-level dialogue in Belize City from 4-6 September in order to take action to reduce plastics ...



Enhanced coordination results in increased, faster removals to Guatemala - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement NewsroomEnhanced coordination results in increased, faster removals to Guatemala  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Newsroom

Since mid-July, Guatemala and the United States have implemented a new process to more expeditiously remove aliens without any claims to support ...



Top 3 Security Challenges Awaiting Guatemala's President-Elect - Insightcrime.orgTop 3 Security Challenges Awaiting Guatemala's President-Elect  Insightcrime.org

Alejandro Giammattei, a 63-year-old doctor linked to Guatemala's right-wing elite, became the country's president almost by surprise. After starting low in.



Beto blames U.S. for drought in Guatemala, says God and nature had nothing to do with it - Fox NewsBeto blames U.S. for drought in Guatemala, says God and nature had nothing to do with it  Fox News

2020 presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke blamed the United States for the drought in Guatemala and claimed America's harmful environmental emissions are ...



5 Takeaways from CICIG, Guatemala's Anti-Corruption Experiment - Insightcrime.org5 Takeaways from CICIG, Guatemala's Anti-Corruption Experiment  Insightcrime.org

After 12 years, the mandate of a widely heralded international anti-corruption commission has come to an end in Guatemala, but in its absence, serious.



US migration focus 'causes eviction of anti-corruption body in Guatemala' - Public Finance InternationalUS migration focus 'causes eviction of anti-corruption body in Guatemala'  Public Finance International

An international anti-corruption commission is being kicked out of Guatemala, with its supporters blaming the US for being too focused on migration in the region ...



Growth of Oakland’s Guatemalan community sparks interest in Mam - PRIGrowth of Oakland’s Guatemalan community sparks interest in Mam  PRI

A handful of adults at an Oakland community college practiced how to say “good afternoon” in Mam, a Mayan language spoken in the western highlands of ...



Son, brother of outgoing Guatemalan president cleared of fraud - ReutersSon, brother of outgoing Guatemalan president cleared of fraud  Reuters

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A Guatemalan court on Monday acquitted a son and brother of outgoing President Jimmy Morales, after a corruption case that ...



“Offshore Processing” in Guatemala: A Deeper Look at the US Asylum Deal - Just Security“Offshore Processing” in Guatemala: A Deeper Look at the US Asylum Deal  Just Security

For more than 20 years, a little-noticed provision of U.S. law allowing for the transfer of asylum seekers to a third country for processing lay dormant, until late last ...



IOM Guatemala Launches Two Migration Data Platforms in Spanish - Guatemala - ReliefWebIOM Guatemala Launches Two Migration Data Platforms in Spanish - Guatemala  ReliefWeb

Guatemala City – Today (20/08) in Guatemala City, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) presents two migration data platforms in Spanish. The first ...



What’s behind Guatemala’s problems - The Washington PostWhat’s behind Guatemala’s problems  The Washington Post

Charles Lane's Aug. 20 op-ed, “Guatemala's migration paradox,” argued that Guatemala's situation will improve the way Mexico's situation did, thanks in part to ...



Guatemala: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2019 - ReliefwebGuatemala: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2019  Reliefweb

Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms continues to affect several parts of Guatemala since the last week causing floods and triggering landslides. An Orange alert ...



Incoming Guatemala President Opposes Safe 3rd Country Deal but Wants to Limit Emigration - Immigration BlogIncoming Guatemala President Opposes Safe 3rd Country Deal but Wants to Limit Emigration  Immigration Blog

President-elect Giammattei is a vocal critic of the safe third country agreement his soon-to-be predecessor President Jimmy Morales arranged with the United ...



Guatemala Independence Torch run through Belize - Breaking Belize NewsGuatemala Independence Torch run through Belize  Breaking Belize News

Today a bunch of Guatemalans ran through Belize carrying their Independence Torch en route to Guatemala City for their Independence Day celebrations on 15 ...



'Caused not by God or Mother Nature': Beto blames US for Guatemala drought - Washington Examiner'Caused not by God or Mother Nature': Beto blames US for Guatemala drought  Washington Examiner

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke blamed the drought in Guatemala on the lifestyle of Americans during a rally in South Carolina.



The Poverty Trap in Guatemala - PanAm PostThe Poverty Trap in Guatemala  PanAm Post

Guatemala's capitalization will not increase without attracting foreign investment, and it will remain a relatively poor country in the world.



Natural Disasters Monitoring - August 19, 2019 - Guatemala - ReliefWebNatural Disasters Monitoring - August 19, 2019 - Guatemala  ReliefWeb

Official Sources: Severe Weather. Guatemala On 19 August 2019, the Guatemala National Coordination for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reported heavy rain, ...



Head of British Diplomatic Service travels to Guatemala - GOV.UKHead of British Diplomatic Service travels to Guatemala  GOV.UK

Permanent Under Secretary of State (PUS) at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald will visit Guatemala from 28 to 30 August.



Celebrate Latino Heritage at Festival Guatemala - Rhode Island MonthlyCelebrate Latino Heritage at Festival Guatemala  Rhode Island Monthly

The Guatemalan community began establishing itself in Rhode Island in the '70s, and became more visible in the '80s and '90s, settling into places like ...



Recent migration policies deepen the divide at the Mexico-Guatemala border - Arizona Public MediaRecent migration policies deepen the divide at the Mexico-Guatemala border  Arizona Public Media

Towns along the Suchiate River are divided by a border but strongly linked by their roots and trade.



Local immigrants from Guatemala seek asylum from poverty and food insecurity - Fredericksburg.comLocal immigrants from Guatemala seek asylum from poverty and food insecurity  Fredericksburg.com

Migrants from the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador have been claiming asylum in the U.S. in increasing numbers since ...



Farewell to Guatemala’s anti-corruption commission - Latin America ReportsFarewell to Guatemala’s anti-corruption commission  Latin America Reports

Despite strong citizen support, the CICIG will end its fight against impuntiy on September 7.



A Guatemalan asylum seeker is being sheltered in a Washington state synagogue - JTA NewsA Guatemalan asylum seeker is being sheltered in a Washington state synagogue  JTA News

(JTA) — In a few weeks, the congregants at Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia, Washington, will gather for Yom Kippur services, where a line in the traditional ...



Guatemala increases security presence at borders after drug traffickers kill soldiers - Breaking Belize NewsGuatemala increases security presence at borders after drug traffickers kill soldiers  Breaking Belize News

Things could get tense at the border for Belizean military and ranger personnel after the Government of Guatemala increased the presence of security forces ...



WFP Guatemala Country Brief, July 2019 - Guatemala - ReliefWebWFP Guatemala Country Brief, July 2019 - Guatemala  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Guatemala about Agriculture, Education, Children, Drought and more; published on 31 Jul 2019 by WFP.



US, Guatemala sign agreement to restrict asylum cases - The Associated PressUS, Guatemala sign agreement to restrict asylum cases  The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration signed an agreement with Guatemala that will restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America.



Chevening scholarships awarded to Guatemalan scholars - GOV.UKChevening scholarships awarded to Guatemalan scholars  GOV.UK

Selected scholars from Guatemala were given an official send-off, ahead of their departure to the UK, by the British Ambassador at a reception in her residence.



First Day Jitters Of A Different Kind: A Guatemalan Boy Begins School In Cincinnati - WOSUFirst Day Jitters Of A Different Kind: A Guatemalan Boy Begins School In Cincinnati  WOSU

An eight-year-old Guatemalan boy is heading into his first day of American school in Cincinnati Monday. José has been in the U.S. since early July after a.



Disabled Concord woman from Guatemala fights to stay in the US - San Francisco ChronicleDisabled Concord woman from Guatemala fights to stay in the US  San Francisco Chronicle

Isabel Bueso came to the United States from Guatemala in 2003 for treatment of an extremely rare genetic condition, and she has stayed here under deferred ...



Known as human rights defender, Cardinal-designate Ramazzini of Guatemala has ties, made visits to Delaware - The DialogKnown as human rights defender, Cardinal-designate Ramazzini of Guatemala has ties, made visits to Delaware  The Dialog

A Guatemalan bishop who is one of 13 cardinals-designate named this week by Pope Francis has strong ties to the Diocese of Wilmington and is recalled locally ...



The midwives fighting Guatemala's high maternal mortality rates - Sunday Business PostThe midwives fighting Guatemala's high maternal mortality rates  Sunday Business Post

In the remote highlands of Guatemala, one of Latin America's poorest countries, midwives work tirelessly to help indigenous women for whom the pregnancy ...



Guatemalan handmade tortillas with chicken soup - NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZGuatemalan handmade tortillas with chicken soup  NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ

Learn to make your own tortillas; paired with a chicken and vegetable soup.



Guatemalan mother, child take sanctuary at Olympia temple - KING5.comGuatemalan mother, child take sanctuary at Olympia temple  KING5.com

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A mother from Guatemala has taken sanctuary at an Olympia synagogue with her son to avoid possible deportation. Rabbi Seth Goldstein ...



Changing Immigration Laws Could Force Guatemalan Woman to Lose Medical Treatment - NBC Bay AreaChanging Immigration Laws Could Force Guatemalan Woman to Lose Medical Treatment  NBC Bay Area

A change in immigration laws could mean a death sentence for a Contra Costa Country resident.



Canada routs Guatemala 19-0 at Olympic softball qualifier - CBC SportsCanada routs Guatemala 19-0 at Olympic softball qualifier  CBC Sports

The Canadian women have barely been on the field, yet they're 3-0 at the Softball Americas Olympic Qualifier. Danielle Lawrie was unhittable, and Canada ...



Guatemala seen as ill-prepared to absorb US-bound refugees - The Associated PressGuatemala seen as ill-prepared to absorb US-bound refugees  The Associated Press

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A potential agreement with Washington to turn Guatemala into a "safe third country" for asylum seekers has the Guatemalan ...



Trump-Promoted Judge Told 2-Year-Old Guatemalan Boy to Be Quiet or Dog Would 'Bite You': Report - NewsweekTrump-Promoted Judge Told 2-Year-Old Guatemalan Boy to Be Quiet or Dog Would 'Bite You': Report  Newsweek

A judge President Donald Trump promoted to the Department of Justice's Board of Immigration Appeals reportedly once yelled at a 2-year-old Guatemalan boy ...



Guatemalan Family Visits Hospital to Honor Late Daughter - Bay News 9Guatemalan Family Visits Hospital to Honor Late Daughter  Bay News 9

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is where their firstborn Emma took her last breath.



How this quiet region in Guatemala became the epicenter of migration - National GeographicHow this quiet region in Guatemala became the epicenter of migration  National Geographic

A child's death at the U.S. border put a spotlight on the peaceful highlands, where more people than ever are fleeing for the United States.



An undocumented man died after an encounter with Pinellas deputies. What went wrong? - Tampa Bay TimesAn undocumented man died after an encounter with Pinellas deputies. What went wrong?  Tampa Bay Times

Baudilio Morales Velásquez was a migrant who came to Clearwater to help his family in Guatemala. One night, he ran from deputies who stopped him.



Why has Guatemala's highlands embraced the American flag? - Al Jazeera EnglishWhy has Guatemala's highlands embraced the American flag?  Al Jazeera English

The US flag is seen on houses, clothing across Guatemala's highlands. But the reasons for its display may surprise you.



Alejandro Giammattei, a Conservative, Wins Guatemala’s Presidency - The New York TimesAlejandro Giammattei, a Conservative, Wins Guatemala’s Presidency  The New York Times

A conservative former prisons director was elected Guatemala's president on Sunday, in a race that took place against the backdrop of a migration crisis in which ...



Guatemala's New President Won't Stop Citizens Leaving - Foreign PolicyGuatemala's New President Won't Stop Citizens Leaving  Foreign Policy

GUATEMALA CITY and SAN MARTÍN JILOTEPEQUE, Guatemala—Humberto Pineda is one of thousands of Guatemalans who face a choice every day: stay in ...



Can Guatemala’s Next President Stem the Flow of Migration Out of the Country? - World Politics ReviewCan Guatemala’s Next President Stem the Flow of Migration Out of the Country?  World Politics Review

There is a simple metric that many will use to judge the performance of Guatemala's next president: Can he stop the exodus of people fleeing the country?



Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan - Al Jazeera EnglishGuatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan  Al Jazeera English

Analysts say Guatemala lacks conditions for safety of its own population, let alone asylum seekers from other countries.



Guatemala election: Former First Lady Sandra Torres wins first round - BBC NewsGuatemala election: Former First Lady Sandra Torres wins first round  BBC News

Former First Lady Sandra Torres has taken the lead in the first round of Guatemala's presidential elections, preliminary results show. She now faces her nearest ...



Guatemala Sends More Migrants to the U.S. Border Than Any Other Country. Will Sunday's Elections Change That? - TIMEGuatemala Sends More Migrants to the U.S. Border Than Any Other Country. Will Sunday's Elections Change That?  TIME

Guatemala, the country that sent most migrants to the U.S. border in 2018, goes to the polls on August 11. What does that mean for migration?



Guatemala’s president-elect promises “sufficient testosterone” - The EconomistGuatemala’s president-elect promises “sufficient testosterone”  The Economist

One of his first jobs will be to face off with Donald Trump.



Guatemala president seeks to unblock US migration deal - BBC NewsGuatemala president seeks to unblock US migration deal  BBC News

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has filed an appeal against a court ruling blocking a deal to reduce the number of asylum seekers reaching the US border ...



Guatemala Declares War on History - Foreign PolicyGuatemala Declares War on History  Foreign Policy

With the quiet acquiescence of the Trump administration, the Guatemalan government is threatening to bar access to a collection of national archives that have ...



Trump's Safe Third Country Agreement With Guatemala Is a Lie - Foreign PolicyTrump's Safe Third Country Agreement With Guatemala Is a Lie  Foreign Policy

On July 26, the United States and Guatemala entered into what is known as a safe third country agreement. The agreement, which is primarily aimed at ...



Trump Officials Argued Over Asylum Deal With Guatemala. Now Both Countries Must Make It Work. - The New York TimesTrump Officials Argued Over Asylum Deal With Guatemala. Now Both Countries Must Make It Work.  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump struck an agreement last week to require thousands of Central American migrants to seek asylum in Guatemala before ...



Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Contentious, Despite U.S. Assurances - The New York TimesAsylum Deal With Guatemala Is Contentious, Despite U.S. Assurances  The New York Times

A deal requiring Guatemala to absorb Central American migrants is deeply unpopular in the country. On a visit, a top Trump administration official pushed the ...



Guatemala's state corruption and the heirs of colonial privilege - Al Jazeera EnglishGuatemala's state corruption and the heirs of colonial privilege  Al Jazeera English

Why the Guatemalan business elites have turned against an institution tasked with upholding the rule of law.



Trump Administration's New Asylum Policy Will Strain Guatemala, Critics Say - NPRTrump Administration's New Asylum Policy Will Strain Guatemala, Critics Say  NPR

The asylum regulation, which went into effect Tuesday, may force Guatemala to take in migrants from elsewhere in Central America. Critics say this is a problem ...



Guatemala’s Anti-Corruption Fight Inspired Latin America. It May Be Shut Down. - The New York TimesGuatemala’s Anti-Corruption Fight Inspired Latin America. It May Be Shut Down.  The New York Times

GUATEMALA CITY — Jailed in the squalid barracks of a military base, members of Guatemala's once untouchable elite plot their return to power.



Guatemala court upholds request to suspend work at huge nickel mine - The GuardianGuatemala court upholds request to suspend work at huge nickel mine  The Guardian

Campaigners say full consultation was not carried out before 2014 reopening of European-owned Fenix site.



Guatemala Doesn’t Need Bernie Sanders - The Wall Street JournalGuatemala Doesn’t Need Bernie Sanders  The Wall Street Journal

In a Democratic debate last week, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders argued that to deal with the migration crisis at the U.S. southern border, “we've got to ask ...



Guatemala holds a dispiriting election - The EconomistGuatemala holds a dispiriting election  The Economist

It promises little progress for the country that sends more migrants to the United States than any other.



Guatemala elections show corruption rampant four years after uprising toppled president - The GuardianGuatemala elections show corruption rampant four years after uprising toppled president  The Guardian

Backlash against anti-corruption efforts will have real consequences as Guatemala heads to the polls on Sunday.



Letting academics pick magistrates has not worked in Guatemala - The EconomistLetting academics pick magistrates has not worked in Guatemala  The Economist

The idea has succumbed to the corruption it was meant to stamp out.