Rubbish floating in the Caribbean a problem

2017-11-24 18:24

Floating masses of garbage off some of the Caribbean's pristine beaches offer grim evidence of a vast and growing problem of plastic waste heedlessly dumped in the ocean.

Guatemala faces crisis after president turns on UN man

2017-08-28 10:55

Guatemala has faced a fresh political crisis as President Jimmy Morales tried to expel a UN official investigating him for suspected corruption, but was overruled by the courts.

Second quake in eight days hits Guatemala

2017-06-22 16:19

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit near Guatemala's coast just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people.

Magnitude 6.9 quake reported in Guatemala

2017-06-14 15:44

The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.9 earthquake has been reported 8km southwest of Tajumulco, Guatemala.

Dying Guatemala lake underlines climate change threat

2017-05-15 18:20

The dried-out oyster shells lie on a landscape parched and cracked by the sun. This is what is left of Lake Atescatempa, once a vast blue-green body of water in southwestern Guatemala.

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.


Guatemala court overrules leader's order expelling UN anti-graft official

2017-08-30 11:56

Guatemala's top court has scrapped a widely criticised order by President Jimmy Morales expelling a UN anti-corruption official who is investigating graft allegations against him.

Guatemala orders expulsion of UN graft investigator

2017-08-27 20:15

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has ordered the expulsion of a top UN anti-corruption official who had moved to strip him of his immunity over party finance allegations, raising fears of a fresh political crisis in the country.

5 dead after strong quake hits Guatemala

2017-06-15 05:53

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake has hit Guatemala and southern Mexico, killing five people, causing power outages, and knocking down homes, officials have said.

Police rescue 22 children from forced labour in Guatemala

2017-06-01 12:25

Guatemalan police on Wednesday said they rescued 22 children, most of them indigenous, from a ring accused of forcing them to work in various shops, mainly making corn tortillas.

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.

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