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Guatemalan protesters demand President Jimmy Morales’ ouster over corruption

August 29, 2017 1:59 pm
Guatemalan protesters demand President Jimmy Morales’ ouster over corruption

Protesters in Guatemala have demanded the ouster of President Jimmy Morales over his attempt to expel a UN official probing corruption charges against him. Hundreds of demonstrators from indigenous, rural and student groups staged protest rallies in the historic center of the nation’s capital of Guatemala City on Monday demanding […]

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6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Guatemala, El Salvador

June 22, 2017 10:30 pm
6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Guatemala, El Salvador

Office workers evacuate the buildings in Guatemala City after a strong quake on June 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A major earthquake has struck off the coast of Guatemala, damaging buildings and downing trees as well as causing powerful tremors in neighboring El Salvador. The quake, measured at a magnitude […]

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Fire hits Guatemala children’s shelter, killing at least 22

March 9, 2017 11:30 pm
Fire hits Guatemala children’s shelter, killing at least 22

Relatives lit candles and prayed outside the morgue where the dead girls’ bodies were taken. Photo / AP A fire swept through the female section of a crowded children’s shelter near Guatemala City early Wednesday and officials said at least 22 girls died and dozens more were injured. Photos from […]

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Blaze kills 21 girls in children’s shelter in Guatemala

3:00 pm
Blaze kills 21 girls in children’s shelter in Guatemala

At least 21 underage girls have lost their lives and more than 40 others sustained injuries in an overnight fire that broke out in an overcrowded shelter for children and adolescents in Guatemala, officials say. The incident occurred in the government-run Virgen de la Asuncion (Virgin of the Assumption), located […]

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Pokemon Go’s first death, as warning issued about landmines

July 21, 2016 6:26 am
Pokemon Go’s first death, as warning issued about landmines

It was only a matter of time before Pokemon Go was responsible for someone’s death. Two teenagers from Guatemala were hunting for Pokemon when they were gunned down playing the wildly popular game. Jerson Lopez de Leon, 18, was killed, while his cousin Daniel Moises Picen, 17, was badly wounded. […]

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Search for bodies continues after Cambray mudslide kills 26 in Guatemala

October 3, 2015 12:37 pm
Search for bodies continues after Cambray mudslide kills 26 in Guatemala

  Grief has followed a disastrous landslide in Cambray, east of Guatemala City. Photo / AP Homemaker Dulce del Carmen Lavarenzo Pu had just returned from church when the ground shook and she heard a terrible noise. A wave of mud slid from the nearby mountainside and buried everything just […]

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Roxana Baldetti is the first Guatemalan vice president to step down due to a corruption case

May 10, 2015 12:50 am
Roxana Baldetti is the first Guatemalan vice president to step down due to a corruption case

In a letter released late Friday, Roxana Baldetti said the move means she is giving up her immunity from possible prosecution and promised “to collaborate with all investigations” into the graft scheme. She has denied any involvement in the alleged bribery.  Baldetti is the first Guatemalan vice president to step […]

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Guatemala

December 10, 2012 4:13 am

Guatemala, country in Central America with the largest population in the region. More than one-third of the inhabitants of Central America live in this rugged land of mountains and volcanoes, beautiful lakes, and lush vegetation. Guatemala City is the capital and largest city. Situated in the highlands, it dominates all aspects of national life. […]

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