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Maya women’s rights activist murdered in Guatemala

Ramirez had received death threats for her work supporting female victims of violence in western Guatemala.

Guatemalans protest against pressure on anti-graft body

Guatemala had a series of military governments in the 1970s and 1980s, and the military remains influential in politics.

Uruguay, Argentina rack up big wins in friendlies

Uruguay beat Mexico 4-1, while Argentina beat Guatemala 3-0.

Immigrant mother whose child died in ICE custody plans suit

The child received only Tylenol and honey packs for her cough, though medical personnel diagnosed her as having an acute respiratory infection - she later developed diarrhoea and vomiting.

Argentina name under-17 boss as interim coach

Lionel Scaloni will coach the team when they play friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia.

US wants help finding parents deported without their children

More than 1,900 children have been reunited with their families, or seen their cases resolved, but hundreds remain separated, including the children of more than 400 parents no longer in the US.

Young Latin Americans considers violence against women normal

A survey by aid agency Oxfam, interviewed 4,731 men and women aged 15 to 25 in Bolivia, Cuba, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, showed violence against women is seen as normal.

Official Guatemala volcano death toll rises to 121

Apart from the deaths, the eruption of Volcán de Fuego caused an estimated US$219 million worth of damage.

Tally of missing from Guatemala ‘Fire’ volcano explosion hits 332

It previously said 197 people had gone missing since the eruptions of dust, ash and super-heated gas known as pyroclastic flows that began on June 3 at the Fuego volcano, its strongest activity in four decades.

Migrant parents deported from US voice anguish as opposition keeps up...

Lawyers working to bring families back together said they were struggling through a labyrinthine process -- while more migrants continue to arrive.

Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted for

Officials have confirmed the deaths of 110 people as a result of the volcanic eruption on June 3, but another 197 people remain unaccounted for.

Guatemalans bury dead after volcano eruption; nearly 200 missing

Authorities admitted they were late in warning locals to flee.

Guatemala volcano rescues suspended as death toll hits 109

The death toll from Fuego's most violent eruption in four decades has been gradually rising and now stands at 109, the Central American country's disaster and forensic agency Inacif said.

At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions

Fears of a new blowup of the 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) volcano have stalked rescue workers since Sunday's eruption buried entire villages on its southern flank.

Search continues as Guatemala toll rises to 72

Recovery work was going slowly, officials said, given the nature of the terrain and the way the volcano released large amounts of boiling mud, rock and ash down the mountain.

Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

After an initial toll of 25 dead, it was revised upwards within hours as bodies were recovered from villages razed by the tumbling mud.

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano eruption kills 25, injures hundreds

The charred bodies of victims laid on the steaming, ashen remnants of a pyroclastic flow as rescuers attended to badly injured victims.

Guatemalan family mourns accountant daughter shot dead on US border

The village of San Juan Ostuncalco mourned the death of Claudia Gómez, who was murdered by a US border patrol officer.

Guatemala’s ex-army chief jailed for 1981 rape and torture

Former army chief of staff General Benedicto Lucas was jailed for 33 years over the aggravated rape of Emma Guadalupe Molina Theissen at a military barracks.

Guatemala opens Israel embassy in Jerusalem after US move

The American and Guatemalan moves break with decades of international consensus.

Guatemalan shop owners march in support of president

President Jimmy Morales has been accused of corruption for suspected illegal electoral campaign financing.

Belize sets date for vote on Guatemala border dispute

The vote on sending a border dispute with Guatemala to the ICJ will be held on April 10, 2019.

Thousands pay tribute as Guatemala’s ex-president buried

Álvaro Arzú died of a heart attack at the age of 72.

Guatemala protesters call on President Morales to quit

The protesters accused President Jimmy Morales of corruption.