All About Guatemala

GUATEMALA / 20 DEC 2010

Guatemala's government declared a state of siege in the embattled state of Alta Verapaz on Sunday, an area just north of capital city Guatemala that has been overrun…

GUATEMALA / 15 DEC 2010

According to a U.S. State Department cable released by the international whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, state department officials are highly concerned by Mexico’s weak efforts to control its border with Guatemala.

GUATEMALA / 8 DEC 2010

Guatemalan Congress approved a law Tuesday that allows the state to seize the assets and property linked to criminal activity.

GUATEMALA / 23 NOV 2010

Citing recent clashes between Guatemalan security forces and the Zetas drug trafficking organization, Guatemalan Interior Minister Carlos Menocal called on the US to provide for more anti-narcotics assistance.  …

EL LOCO BARRERA / 22 NOV 2010

Arturo Paredes Cordoba, the brother of Jorge Mario Paredes Cordoba (pictured), alias "El Gordo," was assassinated along with another man as he drove his car in Rio Dulce, Izabal, Guatemala.

BARRIO 18 / 22 NOV 2010

The United Nations and U.S. Southern Command estimate there are approximately 70,000 gang members, or so-called maras, most of them concentrated in the Northern Triangle: 36,000 in Honduras, 10,500 in…

GUATEMALA / 19 NOV 2010

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said a private business group's proposed "states of emergency" in violent and crime-ridden regions of the country was "positive," according to a report in Guatemala's daily …

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010

Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced that authorities have detected a change in flights carrying cocaine shipments from South America, which are increasingly landing in Honduras instead of Mexico, reported El Salvador's…

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010

A new report in Americas Quarterly cites the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) as a major success story in the country’s fight against impunity.

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010

Guatemalan authorities believe the accomplice of an Indian man captured in the airport in New Dehli this week connected to human trafficking is in Guatemala, the newspaper elPeriódico reports. …

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010

Indian authorities arrested an Indian national with 31 Guatemalan passports at the New Dehli airport on Tuesday, Guatemala’s elPeriódico newspaper reported.

GUATEMALA / 12 NOV 2010

In a phenomenon that appears to mirror that of Mexico’s, 47 Guatemalan police have been killed already this year, the Prensa Libre newspaper reports.

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