Guatemala


Guatemalan boy left for better life, died alone

2014-07-02 22:37

A Guatemalan boy left his mountain village hoping for a better life in the US, but died alone in Texas.

Heavy rains kill 5 in Guatemala landslide

2014-06-03 09:36

Guatemalan authorities say heavy rains have killed at least five people and are urging residents to take precautions because showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue.

9 killed in massacre

2014-02-09 08:50

Nine members of a family, including a baby and a young girl, have been shot to death in Guatemala.

Guatemala warns pilots of volcano ash plume

2013-11-05 16:10

Guatemalan authorities have cautioned pilots that increased activity in the country's Fuego volcano had dispersed ash into the atmosphere.

At least 44 dead in Guatemala bus crash

2013-09-10 07:03

A bus has plunged into a deep river canyon in north-western Guatemala killing at least 44 people, officials say.

Deathtoll up to 6 as Mexico train derails

2013-08-26 08:59

A cargo train carrying at least 250 Central American hitchhiking migrants has derailed in a remote region of southern Mexico, killing at least six people and injuring 22, authorities say.

Guatemala top court overturns genocide conviction

2013-05-21 11:14

Guatemala's top court overturns ex-dictator's genocide conviction, orders trial to resume

Court sends genocide trial to new judge

2013-04-24 12:11

Guatemala's highest court has ordered that the genocide trial against one of the country's former dictators be taken over by a judge who wants the proceedings to go back to square one.

Mayan calendar only part of rich legacy

2012-12-18 12:24

The most precise and sophisticated calendar ever created is only one of the legacies of the ancient Maya, who also left their mark on the arts, architecture and cooking, experts say.

McAfee in legal bid to return to US

2012-12-10 09:00

US anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee says he has filed motions with the Guatemalan government to avoid extradition to Belize, in hopes of being sent instead to the United States.

 

Tropical storm Boris to slam Mexico, Guatemala

2014-06-04 11:00

Tropical storm Boris has hit Mexico and Guatemala, bringing drenching rains to a region stricken just days earlier by deadly flooding and mudslides.

There may be fungus in your coffee

2014-05-19 08:46

The US government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease, and hold down the price of your morning cup.

Peace at last for massacre dead

2013-12-08 12:22

The skeletal remains of 163 people massacred in one of the worst atrocities of Guatemala's bloody civil war have been handed over to surviving relatives.

Ex-Guatemala soldier faces trial in US

2013-09-25 13:05

A US prosecutor says a former member of an elite Guatemalan military force helped massacre more than 160 people during the country's civil war, and lied in a US citizenship application.

At least 30 dead in Guatemala bus crash

2013-09-09 20:37

A bus has driven off a cliff in western Guatemala, leaving at least 30 people dead and 50 more injured, firefighters say.

'Extraordinary' Mayan frieze discovered

2013-08-08 20:16

Archaeologists have found an "extraordinary" Mayan frieze richly decorated with images of deities and rulers and a long dedicatory inscription, the Guatemalan government says.

Ex-dictator denies Maya genocide order

2013-05-10 10:00

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has denied that he ordered the extermination of Ixil Mayas as he testified for the first time at his genocide trial.

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Mayan celebrations

2012-12-21 09:33

Guatemala celebrated the end of a Myan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the new Maya Era at the Tikal archaeological site. See the pictures.

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John McAfee back in US

2012-12-13 09:00

Anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee is back on American soil after being expelled from Guatemala, escaping immediate deportation to Belize for questioning over his neighbor's murder.

Detained McAfee in hospital scare

2012-12-07 08:15

Guatemala has refused to grant asylum to US anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee and says he will be deported back to Belize to answer questions over his neighbour's murder.

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