Latest Guatemala News

Mexico, US announce plan for aid to Central America

Dec. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced a joint plan with the United States Wednesday to send development and agricultural aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, to stem the wave of migration from those Central American countries. Mexico had long sought a U.S....

Feds apprehend stowaway on flight from Guatemala to Miami

Nov. 27, 2021 17:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities have taken into custody a 26-year-old man who apparently stowed away in the landing gear compartment of an American Airlines fight that arrived at Miami International Airport from Guatemala on Saturday morning. The man was in the wheel...

Mexico breaks up second migrant march

Nov. 23, 2021 23:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say a group of hundreds of mainly Haitian and Central American migrants who had started walking north have agreed to be separated and taken by bus to several cities to apply for humanitarian visas. The migrant march had set out on...

Lion killed after escaping, killing handler

Nov. 22, 2021 15:11 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A lion has been killed after escaping its enclosure at an animal park and killing its handler in northern Guatemala, according to a local news site. Local Noti Petén identified the dead man as Santos Esquivel Nájera and said he died after being...

New migrant caravan sets off from southern Mexico border

Nov. 18, 2021 16:20 PM EST

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador opened talks on immigration and other issues with his North American counterparts in Washington, a new migrant caravan walked out of the southern Mexican city of Tapachula on Thursday. The new...

'Foreign' agents pitch has El Salvador civil society on edge

Nov. 17, 2021 10:31 AM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has pitched a proposed law requiring people and organizations who receive foreign funding to register as “foreign agents,” following the lead of countries like the United States. When the U.S....

US publishing association honors Guatemalan publisher

Nov. 17, 2021 08:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan publisher is being honored by the Association of American Publishers for its work in defending freedom of expression. The association announced Wednesday it was giving its International Freedom to Publish/Jeri Laber Award to F&G...

Feds: 2 members of extremist Jewish sect convicted

Nov. 10, 2021 17:44 PM EST

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Two leaders of an extremist Jewish sect were convicted Wednesday of kidnapping and child sexual exploitation crimes, prosecutors said. In a release, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams announced the verdict against Nachman Helbrans and Mayer Rosner....

Mexico's anti-money laundering chief resigns amid scandal

Nov. 09, 2021 00:04 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s top anti-money laundering official resigned Monday following a scandal over his wedding party held in Guatemala. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he has accepted the resignation of Santiago Nieto, the former head of the Mexican...

Migrant caravan organizer says group headed to US border

Nov. 08, 2021 22:46 PM EST

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The leader of an effort by Central American migrants to walk across southern Mexico said Monday the group will now head to the U.S. border, rather than Mexico City as originally planned. Leader and immigration activist Irineo Mujica said in a...