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Anti-corruption prosecutor praised by US flees Guatemala

LAS CHINAMAS, El Salvador (AP) — Anti-corruption prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval fled Guatemala late Friday, arriving in neighboring El Salvador just hours after he was removed from his post. ...

3 million donated doses of U.S. vaccines arrive in Guatemala

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine donated by the United States arrived in Guatemala on Tuesday. The air shipment landed in Guatemala City, br...

Guatemalan president threatens to crack down on protests

The president of Guatemala vowed Monday to crack down on demonstrators complaining of mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic and protesting delays in shipments of Russia’s Sputnik vaccine. ...

Guatemalan president stands with ally Taiwan, derides Chinese vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei says his country will stay by Taiwan's side and has ruled out accepting vaccines from China as that country ramps up its inte...

Mexico marks end of last Indigenous revolt with apology

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico on Monday marked the anniversary of a 1901 battle that ended one of the last Indigenous rebellions in North America, by issuing an apology for centuries of brutal exploitatio...

US to help Guatemala train its border protection force

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The United States agreed Monday to train members of a Guatemalan task force responsible for protecting the country’s borders and putting a brake on uncontrolled migration. ...

Harris meets virtually with Guatemalan president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris told Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei Monday that the U.S. is planning to increase relief to the Northern Triangle region and “strengthen our co...

Guatemala declares emergency measures as new caravan rumored

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei decreed a “state of prevention” Monday along the country’s border with Honduras, amid reports that a new migrant caravan may be forming ...

Families begin burying murdered Guatemalan migrants

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Families of some of the 16 Guatemalan migrants killed near the Mexico-U.S. border in late January began burying their remains Saturday in the town of Comitancillo, where 11 of th...

Remains of Guatemalan migrants return home

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The remains of 16 Guatemalan migrants killed near the Mexico-U.S. border in late January were returned to their native country Friday. They landed in Guatemala’...

Guatemala presidents picks chief of staff for top court seat

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s president chose his chief of staff and one of his closest advisers to fill a seat on the country’s highest court Wednesday, raising questions about the government’s c...

Mexican president tests positive for COVID-19, symptoms mild

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he has tested positive for COVID-19, an announcement that comes as his country registers the highest levels of infections and deat...

Large migrant caravan dissolves in Guatemala

EL FLORIDO, Guatemala (AP) — A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. Small groups pr...

Guatemala forces stall migrant caravan with tear gas, batons

VADO HONDO, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemalan police and soldiers launched tear gas and wielded batons and shields against a group of Honduran migrants that tried to push through their roadblock early Sunda...

Some 9,000 Honduran migrants cross north into Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities estimated Saturday that as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants had crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border. ...