Flooding, mudslide warning as Hurricane Earl aims for Belize

2016-08-04 14:18

A hurricane gathering force as it swept in from the Caribbean has been threatening flooding and mudslides in Belize after making landfall in the middle of the night.

15 die in Guatemala bus crash

2016-03-28 20:01

At least 15 people have died and more were seriously injured after a bus crashed into a ravine in western Guatemala

16 killed in Guatemala gang prison fight

2015-11-30 16:33

Sixteen people have died in a fight between rival gangs in a maximum security Guatemalan prison where security forces are still working to regain control, Deputy Interior Minister Elmer Sosa says.

Guatemala elects comedian as president

2015-10-26 06:55

Comedian Jimmy Morales has jumped to a massive lead in Guatemala's presidential race, declaring victory after a campaign upended by a corruption scandal that felled the outgoing president.

Guatemala volcano roars back to life

2015-10-08 10:24

A volcano near the Guatemalan capital has roared back to life, spewing ash high into the air, disaster safety officials say.

Guatemala mudslide: Searchers find dead huddled together

2015-10-06 09:28

Beneath the mud and rock that engulfed the small Guatemalan town of Santa Catarina Pinula last week, search crews have found entire families who died huddled together after they were buried alive.

Little hope of survivors as 87 confirmed dead in Guatemalan mudslide

2015-10-04 18:05

At least 87 people have been confirmed dead in a mudslide on the outskirts of Guatemala City, with the numbers expected to increase as hundreds of people remain missing.

Guatemala mudslide: two dead, 200 missing

2015-10-02 19:22

At least two people have died and about 200 are missing after a massive mudslide in Guatemala buried homes in a town on the edge of the capital.

Guatemala comic to face former first lady in presidency run-off

2015-09-15 12:22

A Guatemalan comedian who led a first round of presidential elections this month will face off against a former first lady in a second round of voting in October.

Guatemalan leader accused of corruption resigns

2015-09-03 14:02

Guatemalan President Otto Perez says he is resigning after Congress stripped him of immunity over corruption allegations and a warrant was issued for his arrest.


Guatemalan murder accused's case postponed

2016-05-06 20:30

Guatemalan murder accused Diego Dougherty will stay in the hospital wing of Pollsmoor Prison after his bail bid was postponed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

Two ex-soldiers tried in Guatemala for sex slavery, murder

2016-02-02 11:01

Two retired soldiers are in court facing charges of murder, forced disappearance, and forcing 11 indigenous women into sexual slavery during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil war.

Next Guatemala president vows clean govt

2015-11-04 12:09

The TV comic elected Guatemala's next president amid widespread anger over corruption in the Central American country says he will bolster the investigative bodies that blew the lid on graft scandals.

Guatemala ends search for victims of slide that killed 280

2015-10-14 12:33

Guatemalan authorities have called off the search for victims buried under a massive landslide that killed at least 280 people near the Central American nation’s capital.

Guatemala mudslide-hit village destroyed

2015-10-06 22:04

Guatemala declares mudslide-hit neighbourhood uninhabitable, and has opened an investigation.

Guatemalan victim: We can't live here any more

2015-10-05 08:00

At least 131 people have been killed in mudslides that smashed into a village outside Guatemala City, officials say, three days after the disaster struck the Central American nation.

Diggers hunt survivors in buried Guatemala town

2015-10-03 21:43

Diggers ploughed into a huge mound of earth and rubble burying part of a Guatemalan town to search for any survivors of a massive landslide that killed at least 29 people.

Guatemala names interim vice president amid political crisis

2015-09-17 10:15

Guatemala's congress has named Juan Alfonso Fuentes Soria as vice president amid a political scandal that forced the president and vice president to resign and has both in jail facing corruption charges.

Guatemalan president charged with corruption

2015-09-03 22:03

Guatemalan President Otto Perez has appeared before court and heard corruption charges against him, hours after filing his resignation letter to Congress.

Guatemala leader ordered detained in graft probe

2015-09-03 11:21

A Guatemalan judge has issued an order to detain President Otto Perez Molina in a government corruption scandal that has thrown the country into turmoil.

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