El Mirador's Maya marvels await discovery in
El Mirador's Maya marvels await discovery in the Guatemalan jungleLos Angeles TimesAfter a daylong slog through the suffocating Guatemalan jungle, we emerged before a soaring pyramid in the ghostly ruins of El Tintal, our first stop in the forested realm of the Serpent King. A slight breeze stirred the air, offering a respite from ...
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 12:56 pm
Ogden Junior League sets Guatemala service
Standard-ExaminerOgden Junior League sets Guatemala service tripStandard-ExaminerAs volunteers, we will have the chance to make a real impact as we connect with members of the community in Guatemala. We will be put to work individually in a number of different facilities: an orphanage, a school, a nursing home, or even the medical ...
Posted on 21 November 2014 | 11:07 pm
Guatemala's Beauty and Culture Drive 2014
TravelPulseGuatemala's Beauty and Culture Drive 2014 Arrival GrowthTravelPulseGuatemala hosted 529,744 visitors in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of nearly three percent over 515,189 third-quarter visitors in 2013, according to data from Inguat, the government-run Guatemala Institute of Tourism. North American arrivals ...
Posted on 21 November 2014 | 1:07 pm
A Typographic Tour Through Guatemala City -
Co.DesignA Typographic Tour Through Guatemala CityCo.DesignBritish designer Richard Heap recently moved to Guatemala City with his wife to work at Studio Domus. Inspired by the city's vintage signs, he began photographing type around the city and tracing it on his computer, attempting to capture the beauty of ...
Posted on 21 November 2014 | 11:47 am
Guatemala City type project - Creative
Creative Review (blog)Guatemala City type projectCreative Review (blog)Richard Heap is a British graphic designer who now lives and works in Guatemala City in Central America. He recently started taking pictures of type he comes across in the capital's Zone 1 district – and in tracing the images in Illustrator back at his ...
Posted on 20 November 2014 | 7:13 am
Building a haven for the 'Little
While working as a teacher in Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes saw his students struggling with drugs and gangs -- issues that his own generation faced as well. So at 23, he turned part of his family's home into a community center and started Los Patojos, a nonprofit that has become a haven for young people.
Posted on 21 November 2014 | 2:44 pm
Dreaming of security in country she calls
If Zoila Lopez, 44, of Waltham, were deported to her home country of Guatemala, she would be leaving behind seven children, ranging from 4 to 25 in age. “I’ve never been a criminal; I’m a good person,” said Lopez, a single mother. “But I’m scared they will decide that some day I’ll have to go back.” Lopez moved to the United States when she was 19. She has not seen her mother, who still lives in ...
Posted on 20 November 2014 | 9:19 pm
Familia en busca de refugio de padre abusivo
Una madre dice que ella trajo su hijo a los Estados Unidos para escapar su padre abusivo en Guatemala, pero un juez de inmigración local ha ordenado que el niño sea mandado de vuelta. [To read this story in English, click here] Marietta González Cifuentes le dijo a Kerry Kavanaugh del Canal 2 que su marido muchas veces volvía a la casa en busca de una pelea y ella tendría que esconderse ...
Posted on 20 November 2014 | 4:35 pm
Family seeking refuge from abusive father
A mother says she brought her child to the United States to escape his abusive father in Guatemala, but a local immigration judge has ordered the child be sent back. Marietta Gonzalez Cifuentes told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh her husband would often come home looking for a fight and she’d have to hide out. Cifuentes says one of the fights she had with her husband came at her son's expense ...
Posted on 20 November 2014 | 1:26 pm
Startup to hold second fundraiser for
Like it did in July, Vern — a startup that features apparel and accessories hand woven in Guatemala — is holding a fundraiser Thursday to benefit residents in the Guatemalan Highlands.
Posted on 19 November 2014 | 2:41 pm
Colorado woman selected as Rhodes scholar
Witt did research in Guatemala on chronic nutrition and is president of the Stanford Chapter of Amnesty International. Witt is one of 32 men and women from the United States picked by the Rhodes Trust who will enter the university next October.
Posted on 23 November 2014 | 4:27 am
New Trinity Groves diner gifts Dallas with
Ray & Associates, worked with Fernandez 20 years ago. He came up with the concept after eating Fernandez's tamales. Hailing from Guatemala, Fernandez started making tamales out of her kitchen, selling to friends and family. Once she and Beck teamed up in ...
Posted on 23 November 2014 | 3:47 am
Entrepreneurship lessons for peace and
NEW YORK -- Karina Koper pays for cabs for her employees to keep them safe from gangs when they go to and from her 53 shops in Guatemala. She also pays extortion money so gangs won't attack her stores. But what was on Koper's mind during a trip to New York ...
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 9:33 pm
Ogden Junior League sets Guatemala service
OGDEN — The Junior League of Ogden will be sending nearly a dozen women to Guatemala on the league’s first-ever cross-border service trip. “I registered for this service project immediately after I found out about it,” says JLO president-elect ...
Posted on 22 November 2014 | 5:20 am
Building a brighter future for Guatemala's
Jocotenango, Guatemala (CNN)-- Growing up in Guatemala, Juan Pablo Romero Fuentes watched many of his peers succumb to drugs, gangs and crime. "Kids here are forced to grow up in a very harsh environment filled with violence," he said. Reeling from decades ...
Posted on 21 November 2014 | 6:42 am
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