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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...

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...

Guatemala sets curfew in province after protests

Oct. 24, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew Sunday and banned pubic gatherings in the northern coastal province of Izabal, following two days of protests against a mining project. Thousands of police confronted...

Ex-soldiers protest in Guatemala to get civil war payment

Oct. 19, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former soldiers who are demanding they be paid a war-time bonus for serving in Guatemala’s 1960-1996 civil war burst onto the grounds of the country’s congress building Tuesday and set several vehicles on fire. The protesters broke down gates...

Guatemala transfers prosecutor who pursued former dictator

Oct. 11, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s attorney general has transferred the prosecutor leading the office that took former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt and other former military officers to trial for crimes against humanity. Attorney General Consuelo Porras moved Hilda...

Guatemala judge says those he's sentenced seeking revenge

Oct. 05, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — One of Guatemala’s most prominent judges faces the possibility of losing his immunity from legal action in a case that he claims is meant to intimidate the independent judges in a country whose judicial system is widely seen as under attack. ...

Anti-vaccine villagers in Guatemala hold coronavirus team

Oct. 04, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Anti-vaccine residents of a village in Guatemala seized and held a team of nurses who were trying to administer coronavirus shots Monday, authorities said. The team was held for about seven hours in the village of Nahuila, in the province of Alta...

Guatemala's former anti-corruption prosecutor faces arrest

Sep. 03, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan officials confirmed Friday they are trying to arrest a fired anti-corruption prosecutor whose ouster led the United States to reduce cooperation with the Central American nation's legal system. The arrest warrant for Juan Francisco...