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Migrant caravan on the move in Honduras in uncertain times

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran migrants began walking toward the Guatemalan border before dawn Friday, driven by deepening poverty and the hope of a warmer reception if they can reach the Un...

Honduran migrants head for Guatemala border as police wait

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — About 200 migrants began walking up a highway toward the border with Guatemala late Wednesday, two days before a migrant caravan was scheduled to depart San Pedro Sula....

Macron is the latest world leader to catch COVID-19

French President Emmanuel Macron is the latest world leader to test positive for COVID-19, joining a growing list of others just as inoculation drives against the illness are beginning in a number of ...

Guatemala COVID-19 chief headed back to Colorado medical job

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The man leading Guatemala's effort against the new coronavirus said Tuesday he is leaving that post in order to return to his job at the University of Colorado Denver. ...

Guatemalan Congress backs down on budget after protests

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s Congress backed down on Monday on a federal budget that drew angry protests, including the burning of part of the Congress building over the weekend. T...

Guatemala condemns fire at Congress; 12 injured in protests

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s government called fires set by protesters at Congress “terrorist acts” while the Inter-American Human Rights Commission on Sunday condemned what it called an “excessi...

Protesters burn part of Guatemala's Congress building

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legisla...

Guatemala VP calls on president to resign with him

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s vice president told President Alejandro Giammattei that both men should resign their positions “for the good of the country” following the approval of a budget cuttin...

Eta back to sea as Central America tallies damages and dead

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — As the remnants of Hurricane Eta moved back over Caribbean waters, governments in Central America worked to tally the displaced and dead, and recover bodies from landsl...

Dissolved migrant caravan sign of tougher Guatemala stance

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government’s halt of more than 3,000 Honduran migrants who had set out for the United States amid the pandemic signaled that U.S. pressure on immigration continues...

Migrant caravan faces roadblocks in Guatemala

About 1,000 Honduran migrants headed for the United States became increasingly desperate Friday in the face of a police and army roadblock in northern Guatemala that was preventing them from continuin...

Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a small group of world leaders who have been infected. Trump is 74, putting him at higher risk of serious c...

Guatemala vows to detain, return new migrant caravan

MORALES, Guatemala (AP) — Guatemala vowed to detain and return members of a new caravan of about 2,000 migrants that set out from neighboring Honduras in hopes of reaching the United States, saying th...

Guatemala opens long-closed national parks, bars, gyms

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's government says bars, theaters and its famed archaeological sites can reopen on Thursday after being — at least legally — closed for months due to the fight against C...

Guatemalan president tests positive for new coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said Friday (Sept. 18) he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, but he told a local radio station he feels well. Giammattei, 64, has multiple sclero...