Guatemala sends troops to fight gangs in 2 high-crime areas

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s new president announced a state of alert for two municipalities with high crime rates to combat gang activity Friday, a measure that allows the deployment of military...

Guatemala: Ex-economy minister sought on graft charges

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former economy minister was declared a fugitive from justice Thursday, a day after he appeared in court to face corruption allegations. Chief anti-impunity p...

Guatemala goes after ex-lawmakers after change of government

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala detained a former lawmaker and said four more were wanted for arrest Wednesday for alleged corruption, a day after they left office amid a change of government and lost...

Guatemala president says no deal to send Mexicans there

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Outgoing Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said Wednesday his government had not agreed to receive Mexicans who had sought asylum in the U.S. Morales, whose p...

Guatemalan activists protest migrant asylum pact with US

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan activist groups are protesting an agreement that President Jimmy Morales signed with Washington to require migrants passing through the Central American country to see...

VP Pence tells Central America that the 'exodus must end'

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — 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. ...