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Free And Fair Elections In Guatemala Face Serious Challenges

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.05.2015 | World
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Guatemalans will go to the polls this Sunday amidst a severe political crisis to elect a new President, Vice-President, mayors, and members of Congress. The vote will come just a few days after the most turbulent and surprising political events in Guatemala's recent history 

Kayaking for Guatemala Garbage Dump Kids

Suzette Standring | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Suzette Standring

In mid-July Dr. Deborah Walters, a 63-year-old grandmother, launched a kayaking trip 2500 miles from Maine to Guatemala, solo. No stranger to wilderness, she once camped alone near polar bears on a six-week expedition to the Arctic.

Dear President Obama: Secure The Border Now Or Risk Civil War

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As any grade-schooler, let alone a graduate of Harvard Law School, knows, the first job of a US President is to protect the homeland. Nothing comes ...

America's War on Drugs Ravages Central America -- And These Volunteer Paramedics Clean Up the Mess

Zach Weissmueller | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Zach Weissmueller

Guatemala is a major drug corridor between South America and Mexico. Narco gangs thrive in rural areas and along the southeastern border, while street gangs dominate the urban centers. As a result, the country's capital, Guatemala City, has one of the highest murder rates in the world.

6.2-Magnitude Quake Hits Guatemala

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

GUATEMALA CITY -- A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Guatemala City on Monday, but residents said they barely felt the temblor and authorities had...

2 Young Girls In Pajamas Among 4 Found Dead In Guatemala City

AP | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

GUATEMALA CITY -- Guatemalan authorities say two young girls have been found dead on a street in a working-class district of the capital. Fire depart...

LOOK: Guatemala Builds Private City For Rich To Escape Crime

AP | ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA | Posted 01.08.2013 | World

GUATEMALA CITY -- The highway climbs toward the edge of Guatemala City, past deep ravines where the poorest residents of the capital live in thousands...

Earthquake Rattles Guatemala's Coast

AP | ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

GUATEMALA CITY -- A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala's Pacific coastline on Sunday, just four days after a major quake killed dozens and left ...

Creepy Clown Congress Convenes In Guatemala City

Posted 07.26.2012 | World

Send in the clowns! The fourth annual Clown Congress in Guatemala City has drawn professional jesters from Central America, South America, and the Car...

1982 Guatemala Massacre Survivor Speaks Out

Posted 05.26.2012 | World

ProPublica's Sebastian Roella and Fundación's Ana Arana report: Chapter 1: 'You Don't Know Me' The call from Guatemala put Oscar on edge. Pros...

Guatemala President To Speed Up 350 Adoptions For U.S.

AP | Posted 04.12.2012 | Latino Voices

GUATEMALA CITY -- Guatemala's president says he's willing to speed up 350 adoptions by U.S. couples that were in process before his Central American n...

Thousands Of Guatemalans Ascend A Volcano

Posted 01.24.2012 | World

A human chain of 12,000 people scaling a volcano is certainly one way to create awareness. According to the BBC, thousands of people climbed Guatem...

Disco War Zone: At Least 8 Killed In Nightclub Shooting

Posted 01.23.2012 | World

A night out of music and dancing quickly turned into gunfire and bloodshed near Guatemala City, Guatemala, leaving at least eight people dead, accordi...

Guatemala Leader Takes Office Pledging 'Iron Fist'

AP | ROMINA RUIZ-GOIRIENA | Posted 03.15.2012 | Latino Voices

GUATEMALA CITY — Retired Gen. Otto Perez Molina was sworn in as president of Guatemala on Saturday, calling on the United States and Mexico to h...

Guatemalans Bury 9 Killed By Guerrillas In 1982

AP | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

GUATEMALA CITY -- Residents of a rural Guatemalan town have finally buried in their own cemetery nine men killed by guerrillas in 1982. The dead are ...

Guatemalan Cops Nab 13-Year-Old As Killing Suspect

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUATEMALA CITY — Police in Guatemala say a 13-year-old boy has confessed to shooting a woman to death for a payment of about $12.50. The Nation...

4 Severed Human Heads Found In Guatemalan Capital

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUATEMALA CITY — Four decapitated heads were found in prominent areas of the capital Thursday in what police said were likely revenge killings i...

Guatemala Sinkhole Is Massive, Swallows Building (PICTURE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JUAN CARLOS LLORCA, Associated Press Writer GUATEMALA CITY - Torrential rains brought by the first tropical storm of the 2010 season pounded Central...

Climate Change May Cause Higher Coffee Prices | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COLOMBA, Guatemala �" For as long as they can remember, the farmers who grow coffee between the steep volcanic peaks here started the annual harvest...

Mexico Drug Violence Spills Into Guatemala

LA Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Authorities have boosted security at a Guatemala City prison since the arrests of members of the Zetas, a violent drug gang from Mexico....

Traveling as Press vs. NGO Head: Same Adventure

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

I have flown from Haiti to Peru to Guyana in the Americas, Hong Kong to Indonesia to Sri Lanka in Asia, and Togo to Ghana in Africa.

Guatemalan Undertakers Thrive From High Crime, Murders

Miam Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At a park near the historic center of Guatemala City, a bus driver was recently shot and killed, one of dozens this year. Denis Enamorado waited beyon...

Guatemala Opens Vast Archive On Human Rights Abuses

Miami Herald | JILL REPLOGLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Marylena Bustamante traveled 24 hours on a bus from Mexico City for a new chance at finding information about her brother, who disappeared 27 years ag...

Guatemalan Landslide Kills 35

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUATEMALA CITY — Rescuers ended their search Tuesday for victims of a massive landslide that tore down a mountain and buried a northern Guatemal...