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  The mountain moved-Guatemala well dig
St. Catharines StandardThe mountain moved-Guatemala well dig continuesSt. Catharines StandardVan der Zalm is here with the Wells of Hope team to help drill wells for the impoverished people living around Jalapa, in rural Guatemala. But his drill became frozen in a pocket of dense sand several days ago. His initial attempt to free the drill ...and more »
Posted on 19 April 2015 | 2:22 pm
  UN Anti-Crime Commission's Future Uncertain
UN Anti-Crime Commission's Future Uncertain in GuatemalaABC NewsEven in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president ...and more »
Posted on 19 April 2015 | 12:43 pm
  Guatemalan ex-dictator's daughter announces
U-T San DiegoGuatemalan ex-dictator's daughter announces presidential bidU-T San DiegoIn this Jan. 5, 2015 photo, Zury Rios Sosa, the daughter of Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, talks with reporters as she accompanies her father to court where he faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, in Guatemala City.Daughter of former Guatemalan dictator announces her presidential bidFox News Latinoall 37 news articles »
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 4:39 pm
  Guatemalan advocate for the 'disappeared' is
The Tico TimesGuatemalan advocate for the 'disappeared' is one of Time's 100 most ...The Tico TimesAura Elena Farfán signals to the area to be dug up in hopes of finding the remains of her late-brother, Rubén Amílcar Farfán, who was captured and went missing on May 15, 1984 during the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-1996), in Villa Lobos, 12 kilometers ...
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 11:50 am
  Guatemala: The World Bank, a Hydroelectric
teleSUR EnglishGuatemala: The World Bank, a Hydroelectric Dam, and MassacresteleSUR EnglishIn the name of “fighting communism,” the United States was funding, arming, training and directly fighting alongside brutal military regimes in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, while doing the same with the 'Contra' paramilitary group trying to ...
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 6:18 am
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  Correction: Guatemala-Building
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a story April 9 about the repatriation of the remains of a Guatemalan victim in a New York City explosion, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the explosion. It occurred on March 26, 2015, not March 23. The story also incorrectly described the blast as a gas explosion, rather than as an apparent gas explosion. The cause remains under investigation.
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 3:28 pm
  Body of New York blast victim arrives in
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) " The body of an immigrant who worked in a New York City building that collapsed in a gas explosion has been returned to Guatemala.The body of 26-year-old Moises Ismael Locon Yac arrived at the airport in Guatemala...
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 7:08 pm
  B.C. mining company wants lawsuit by 7
Seven protesters hurt in a spray of rubber bullets outside a mine in Guatemala should not be allowed to sue the mine's Canadian parent company merely because it has an office in Vancouver, the firm's lawyer told B.C. Supreme Court. Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX: THO) is seeking dismissal of the civil lawsuit launched by plaintiffs in the Central American country on the basis that Canadian courts don ...
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 4:01 pm
  Old American Cars Bound For Guatemala Market
Old cars that have little resale value in the United States are being towed in caravans that begin in California, Arizona and Texas and end up in Guatemala.
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 9:26 am
  Guatemala arrests gang suspect in
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — An alleged gang member suspected of ordering the recent killing of a young journalist has been arrested, President Otto Perez Molina said Friday.
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 4:14 pm
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  Mexico's Drug War Fuels Gender-based
However, numbers show that as military deployments increased in Mexico and Guatemala, so did the number of femicides. As the Meso American Working Group explained: The result (of the drug war) is the escalation of violence by powerful, armed men on both sides.
Posted on 3 May 2015 | 11:45 am
  Body of missing Ohio student found in New
She would want us to be celebrating her life right now.' Mrs Willen paid tribute to her daughter, describing her as an 'old soul' who had volunteered in orphanages in Tanzania, Guatemala and Malawi. She was a third-year student at Eckerd College in St ...
Posted on 3 May 2015 | 11:33 am
  Q&A: Guatemala’s struggle against
The work of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) played a crucial role in Guatemala’s recent successes against corruption. In this Q&A, the INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP’s Guatemala Analyst ARTURO MATUTE explains what this UN ...
Posted on 3 May 2015 | 10:30 am
  Guatemalan tradition enlists Burning of the
In a small town in Guatemala, the Christmas holiday officially begins with a very peculiar tradition that goes back three centuries. A three-story effigy of the devil is burned down in the town’s square, as locals and tourists gather for a cleansing ritual.
Posted on 3 May 2015 | 9:06 am
  Goldcorp’s Marlin mine: a decade of
It's a warm, late-January day in the northwestern highlands of Guatemala. A dozen cattle range lazily on the sloped terrain; hundreds of corncobs lie drying under tarps in the hot afternoon sun. Chickens and turkeys peck their way around Diadora Hernández ...
Posted on 3 May 2015 | 6:03 am
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  Guatemala: 4 dead, scores ill from food
Four people, including two children, died and 96 others were hospitalized Thursday for food poisoning in a town west of Guatemala's capital.
Posted on 11 April 2013 | 9:22 am
  Guatemala court upholds decision absolving
An appeals court has upheld a decision that absolved former President Alfonso Portillo of charges that he stole $15 million from Guatemala's Defense Department, bringing an end to the case.
Posted on 9 April 2013 | 8:52 pm
  Guatemala war trial puts past closer to
Guatemala's struggle to deal with the war crimes of the past, including bringing an aging former dictator and his officers to justice, is hitting the country's current leader.
Posted on 9 April 2013 | 12:04 am
  Guatemala strongman trial hears litany of
A former soldier implicated Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina in civil war atrocities on Thursday during the trial of former U.S.-backed military strongman Efrain Rios Montt, proceedings that have heard witnesses recount a litany of horrors.
Posted on 2 April 2013 | 2:47 pm
  Magnitude-6.2 quake hits near Guatemala City
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Guatemala City on Monday, but residents said they barely felt the temblor and authorities had no immediate reports of damages or deaths.
Posted on 25 March 2013 | 4:40 pm
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  lorena_irigoyen: RT @jomaburt: It's spring
lorena_irigoyen: RT @jomaburt: It's spring in #Guatemala! Thousands protest for third time against government corrupti!%*^. #RenunciaYaFase2 http://t.co/GY8b…
Posted on 3 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
  a6Joa9: Tomorrow I'm leaving for Guatemala
a6Joa9: Tomorrow I'm leaving for Guatemala again, hoping to meet some more cool people like Carlos and the crew http://t.co/oCWovp3iUh
Posted on 3 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
  Joe_Hehn: Last one! #guatemala #lakeatitlan
Joe_Hehn: Last %#e! #guatemala #lakea~lan #color #art #photography #nature #faithful #tranquility #blueskies https://t.co/WDN7rIs9TV
Posted on 3 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
  alexcarr18: @EberBeerCool_ Um idk she was
alexcarr18: @EberBeerCool_ Um idk she was adopted but born in Guatemala, she stopped talking to me tho when I was 9 idk why she's pretty stupid
Posted on 3 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
  dani03_13: RT @TheCrisTrejo: Sorry to the
dani03_13: RT @TheCrisTrejo: Sorry to the *!@es that I didn't get in the picture, but I wish you luck in Guatemala @HauckSteveo http://t.co/mud1YLLvNm
Posted on 3 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
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  Resolved Question: Travelers! Tell me about
I'm going to Guatemala in a couple months! I've heard many positive but also negative things. Tell me about your experience traveling here! I'm very interested in reading what you have to say! I will be staying with locals! Some good family friends have family there who we will be staying with. I just wanted to hear other peoples experiences.
Posted on 4 November 2011 | 1:00 am
  Resolved Question: What is the climate like
im going to be there from the end of september to end of october.... what will be the best clothes to take? lol Gracias
Posted on 23 August 2011 | 10:26 am
  Resolved Question: What is the history of
Posted on 5 October 2010 | 2:39 pm
  Resolved Question: Please tell me things i
Can somebody please tell me things about Guatemala that is good to know about that country before moving there. Also about honduras if you know about there. Thanks
Posted on 15 March 2010 | 1:40 pm
  Resolved Question: Does anyone know anything
I will be going backpacking through Central America to South America with some friends next year. I always wanted to check out Guatemala. Does anyone have any tips? Is it a country worth while visiting? Is there a lot to see? How long would you need to spend in Guatemala to see the main things there are to see there?? Is it dangerous?? Any info would be great, Cheers Emelia
Posted on 15 February 2010 | 9:12 pm
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