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GUATEMALA CITY | Experts: Mayan altar hints at ancient intrigue

GUATEMALA CITY— Archaeologists say an altar found at the La Corona site in Guatemala suggests the Mayan dynasty of Kaanul, known as the Snake Kings, acted like its namesake in slowly squeezing the rival kingdom of Tikal. A team led by Marcello Canuto of Tulane University uncovered the carved stone altar in the northern Peten … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | Experts: Mayan altar hints at ancient intrigue

GUATEMALA CITY | The Latest: Guatemalans to protest end of anti-graft body

GUATEMALA CITY — The Latest on the end of a mandate for a U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission in Guatemala (all times local): 9:01 a.m. Guatemalans are expected to take to a main square in protest against a decision by President Jimmy Morales to shut down the U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that pressed a number of high-profile corruption … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | The Latest: Guatemalans to protest end of anti-graft body

GUATEMALA CITY  | Exhausted and subdued, reunited families return to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY  — Donelda Pulex stepped off the airplane into the sun, clutching her 5-year-old daughter’s hand and burst into heaving sobs. Fourteen-year-old Hermelindo Juarez hid his face as his father comforted him. Efildo Daniel Vasquez walked cautiously behind his 8-year-old son. Quiet, confused and exhausted, 11 families who had been detained and separated after … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY  | Exhausted and subdued, reunited families return to Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY  | DHS, Central American governments gather to talk migration

GUATEMALA CITY  — U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is creating an office within the department to help the governments of Central America and Mexico get information about reunifying families following their separation by the Trump administration. Nielsen met Tuesday in Guatemala with the foreign ministers of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and discussed … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY  | DHS, Central American governments gather to talk migration

U.S. Department of State News: The United States and Guatemala Co-Host Security and Migration Working Conference

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On July 10, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch will accompany Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to Guatemala City, Guatemala, to participate in a working conference co-hosted by the Government of Guatemala on security and migration issues in Central America.  … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: The United States and Guatemala Co-Host Security and Migration Working Conference

GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala ups number of missing to 332 in volcano eruption

GUATEMALA CITY — Authorities on Wednesday raised by more than 130 the number of people officially missing from last month’s deadly eruption of the Volcano of Fire. Guatemala’s disaster agency, known as Conred, said the new figure of 332, up from 197 previously, came following a review of nearly 200,000 records and verifying lists of … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala ups number of missing to 332 in volcano eruption

GUATEMALA CITY | VP Pence tells Central America that the ‘exodus must end’

GUATEMALA CITY — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence had a blunt message for three Central American governments: You must do more to stop migrants who enter the United States illegally. “This exodus must end,” Pence told the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador late Thursday in a meeting in Guatemala City. Pence said U.S. … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | VP Pence tells Central America that the ‘exodus must end’

GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala volcano eruption kills at least 7, rescue hampered

GUATEMALA CITY — Rescuers struggled to reach rural residents cut off by a volcanic eruption that killed at least seven people and injured 20 near Guatemala’s capital, and authorities feared the death toll could rise with an undetermined number of people unaccounted for. The Volcan de Fuego, Spanish for “volcano of fire,” exploded in a … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala volcano eruption kills at least 7, rescue hampered