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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

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

GUATEMALA CITY | The Latest: Lava from Guatemala volcano kills at least 7

GUATEMALA CITY — The latest on the eruption of a volcano southwest of Guatemala’s capital (all times local): 8:50 p.m. One of Central America’s most active volcanos has erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock, killing at least seven people and injuring 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blankets nearby villages in … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | The Latest: Lava from Guatemala volcano kills at least 7

GUATEMALA CITY | At least 6 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — One of Central America’s most active volcanos erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash. National Disaster Coordinator Sergio Cabanas said an undetermined number of people were missing following … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | At least 6 killed, 20 hurt by erupting volcano in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala’s crusading prosecutor exits amid praise, threats

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — It’s been a long time since it was safe for Thelma Aldana to go out in public alone, and perhaps it never will be again. As chief prosecutor for Guatemala, Aldana won plaudits at home and abroad as the woman who sent a president to prison and broke up a number … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY | Guatemala’s crusading prosecutor exits amid praise, threats

GUATEMALA CITY  | Ex-president who signed accord ending Guatemala’s war dies

GUATEMALA CITY  — Former Guatemalan President Alvaro Arzu, who signed the 1996 peace accord ending the country’s civil war and later became mayor of the capital, died Friday. He was 72. Arzu was playing golf with friends when he suffered a heart attack, Guatemala City official Rosa Maria Bolanos told local media. He was taken … Continue reading GUATEMALA CITY  | Ex-president who signed accord ending Guatemala’s war dies