Guatemala

Long Road To Justice: Cia's Allies In guatemala On Trial For Indigenous Tribes Genocide 

During the Cold War the CIA was obsessed with keeping communism out of Latin America. In the 1970s and 1980s the agency backed right-wing regimes in Guatemala which carried out genocidal attacks in indigenous groups which supported left-wing rebels....
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Pregnant Guatemalan Teen Dies Falling From The Border Wall While Trying To Sneak Into Usa

A “migrant” from Guatemala has died after she tried to climb over the big beautiful border wall and ended up falling to the ground. 19-year-old Miriam Estefany Giron Luna was 30 weeks pregnant and trying to enter the United States...

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Guatemala Suspends Us Flights Of Deportees, Asylum Seekers

Guatemala says it is suspending incoming flights carrying immigrants and asylum seekers sent by the United States, citing concerns over the global coronavirus pandemic

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As Latin America Takes Steps To Counter Coronavirus, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Snubs Warnings

Guatemala logged its first fatality from coronavirus on Sunday as nations in South and Central America ramped up measures to contain the infection, with Panama banning entry of non-resident foreigners and Honduras closing its borders to passenger...
Related topics: Brazil, Panama, Honduras

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Immigration Officers Say Asylum Deal With Guatemala Is Unlawful

The policy returns a vulnerable population “to countries in which their lives and freedom are directly threatened,” a union of asylum and refugee officers said in a brief.

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Reflections On Guatemala

I first journeyed to Guatemala 20 years ago, hosted by Universidad Francisco Marroquín.  Two weeks ago, I returned for a delightful extended visit, accompanied by my Spanish-speaking elder sons and former EconLog blogger Jim Schneider.  I spent...

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Six Undocumented Men From Guatemala Arrested In Sex Trafficking Investigation

Six men arrested in a sexual assault case have been ordered to stand trial. Deputies say on Nov. 28, they found a juvenile runaway on the side of the road. The girl told authorities she escaped from a residence where she was being sex trafficked....

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Trump’s ‘remain In Mexico’ Program Dwindles As More Immigrants Are Flown To Guatemala Or Are...

Central American asylum seekers are frequently being sent to Guatemala to pursue their claims there, and others are swiftly facing deportation instead of waiting for U.S. court dates.
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'in Chile, In Guatemala, In Iran': Sanders Applauded For Highlighting Us Record Of Overthrowing...

Jake Johnson, staff writer"Nobody on the debate stage except Bernie has the guts to say the truth about the legacy of U.S. foreign policy."
Related topics: Chile, Iran, Debate

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We Talk About One U.s.-backed Coup. Hondurans Talk About Three.

Meghan KrauschHonduran migrants walk near Esquipulas, Chiquimula departament, Guatemala, on January 16, 2020, after crossing the border in Agua Caliente from Honduras on their way to the United States. (Photo by JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP via Getty Images)
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Trump’s ‘remain In Mexico’ Program Dwindles As More Immigrants Are Flown To Guatemala Or Are...

Central American asylum seekers are frequently being sent to Guatemala to pursue their claims there, and others are swiftly facing deportation instead of waiting for U.S. court dates.
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They Were One Of The First Families Separated At The Border. Two And A Half Years Later, They’re...

Asylum seeker Mar�a Reynoso was sent back to Guatemala. Her 9-year-old daughter is in Florida. Theirs is a hidden separation — older, longer, unreported to Congress.

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Global Mining Corporations Have A Friend In The New Guatemalan Government

Ellen Moore, Jen MoorePresident Alejandro Giammattei assumed office on January 14, 2020, after promising on the campaign trail to make Guatemala friendlier to transnational mining corporations. (Photo: Flickr/Vinicio Cerezo)
Related topics: World Photos, Flickr

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In A Migrant’s Story, Facts Are Truer Than Fiction

Central American migrants walk along the highway near the border with Guatemala, as they continue their journey trying to reach the US. PHOTO: THOMSON REUTERSBy Abdullah ShibliFeb 6 2020 (IPS-Partners) Jeanine Cummins, the author of the latest...
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At Least Three Killed As Red Bull Plane Stunt Goes Awry In Guatemala - Video

The manoeuvre was part of a training flight a day ahead of the airshow "Show Iztapa LXV Anniversary". ​The pilot, as well as two US citizens who were among the spectators, died in the tragic incident.
Related topics: World Videos, Anniversaries

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Thank You President Trump! Mexican Military Stops Migrants At Southern Border, Sends Them Back To...

This may be an end to migrant caravans. Mexico apprehended asylum seekers at the Mexican border with Guatemala and sent them back home. Trump promised Mexico would pay for US border security and he was right! Some see an end to migrant caravans...
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Normalcy Returns To Guatemala-mexico Border After Caravan

From the roadside stand where his family sells mole, barbecue and chicken stew, Miguel Ángel Vázquez has seen all the caravans of Central American migrants and asylum seekers stream past his front door in recent years, throngs of people driven to...
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Troops Fire Tear Gas As Migrants Try To Storm Into Mexico

Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to force their way into Mexico Monday by crossing the river that divides the country from Guatemala, prompting the National Guard to fire tear gas. The Central Americans, from the...

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U.s.-bound Migrants Clash With Mexican Forces At Guatemala Border

Scuffles broke out as some members of the caravan pushed past troops guarding an international bridge. Many others waded across the river.

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Us Seeks To Deport Honduran Mom, Sick Children To Guatemala

The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel

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