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Mexican ex-Gov Javier Duarte nabbed in Guatemala

2017-04-17 07:24

The former governor of Mexico's Veracruz state, Javier Duarte, has been detained in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive.

2 guards held hostage die after police raid on prison

2017-03-21 22:20

Guatemala officials say two of four guards freed during a police raid after being taken hostage at a juvenile detention centre have died.

Pope prays for all mistreated youths after Guatemala blaze

2017-03-12 22:27

Pope Francis has prayed for the 39 girls killed and others injured in the blaze that began in a Guatemalan youth shelter when mattresses were set alight in a protest by those living there.

Guatemala fire death toll rises to 29 girls

2017-03-09 18:45

Medical officials have raised the toll of girls killed in a fire at a children's shelter in Guatemala to 29 after seven more died from their burns overnight.

At least 19 die in fire in Guatemala children's shelter

2017-03-08 19:56

At least 19 people have died in a fire at a children's shelter in Guatemala, a spokesperson for the local fire service says.

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.

 

Rape, abuse, death of girls at Guatemala home burned by fire

2017-03-22 15:47

The fire that killed 40 girls at the Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home started when ringleaders took a match to a foam mattress to protest the abuse they had suffered there, but their hell at the government-run shelter began long before the inferno.

2 dead, several injured in riot at Guatemala prison

2017-03-20 15:47

Officials in Guatemala say a riot at a prison for juveniles and adults has resulted in the deaths of two jail monitors and injuries to several other people.

Death toll rises to 35 in fire at youth shelter in Guatemala

2017-03-10 09:17

The death toll in a blaze at a shelter for troubled youths in Guatemala has climbed to 35

Guatemala in mourning after blaze kills at least 20 girls in shelter

2017-03-09 08:08

Guatemala declared three days of mourning after a blaze in a government-run children's shelter killed 20 teenage girls and focused national attention on allegations of sexual and other abuse in the facility.

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire erupts

2017-02-26 15:26

Guatemala's Volcano of Fire has erupted, spewing lava and sending up ash plumes that rained down on nearby communities.

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.

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