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GUATEMALA CITY | Communities flee eruption at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

GUATEMALA CITY— About 4,000 residents fled Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire Monday as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier this year. Guatemala’s volcanology unit said that explosions from the 12,300-foot (3,763-meter) high mountain shook homes with “constant sounds similar to … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | Communities flee eruption at Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire

ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala | Trump warns Honduras over migrant caravan now in Guatemala

ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala— U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to Honduras if it doesn’t stop a caravan of some 2,000 migrants, even as they resumed their northward trek through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. Despite having walked the entire previous day, with swollen, blistered and aching feet, the group was … Continue reading ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala | Trump warns Honduras over migrant caravan now in Guatemala

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