Locals alerted the Guatemala police after hearing screams and shouts coming from the trapped migrants, the majority of whom were from Haiti.
In the 15 years following the Guatemalan Civil War, groups of women have banded together to sustain themselves and their families through weaving.
Russia aggressively touted its Sputnik V vaccine abroad when other shots were scarce. But it has not made good on its promises.
"I don't understand the point that you're making. I'm not discounting the importance of the border," Harris told NBC's Lester Holt.
Vice President Kamala Harris addressed Guatemalan migrants at a Monday news conference, saying, "Do not come."
In January, US agents in Guatemala packed Honduran migrants into unmarked vans, transporting them back to Honduras. Under an agreement between the US and Guatemala, migrants are supposed to be able to apply for asylum in the US from Guatemalan soil. “DHS treats the US border as if it extends […]
The production of palm oil around the world has been linked to widespread destruction of rainforests, pollution, and human rights violations. Some plantations have been certified as environmentally sustainable, but it’s not a standard that all companies have the time and money to achieve. In Guatemala, the arrival of palm […]
Guatemala’s president on Thursday expressed doubt that the US could still be considered an ally because of the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Throughout the crisis, Trump has continued deportations, which has helped spread the illness to Guatemala and to other countries in the region, many of which […]
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Mass production of palm oil around the world has been linked to widespread destruction of rainforests, pollution, and human rights violations. Some palm plantations are deemed sustainable, but getting certification can take years and it can cost $US17,000 a year to get audited. In Guatemala, the arrival of palm […]
Outside of active war zones, Latin America is the world’s most violent region, despite some variations among countries there. No single thing explains why there’s so much bloodshed, but there are several factors common throughout the region. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Latin America is home to about […]
President Donald Trump accused Guatemala of backtracking on an agreement to take in more Central American asylum seekers on Monday. But a constitutional court blocked Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales this month from making an declaration on the safe-third country agreement Trump was referring to. Guatemala is one of the poorest […]
President Donald Trump is expected to sign a major immigration deal with Guatemala early next week, The New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer reports. The deal would mean that those seeking asylum in the US could be sent to Guatemala instead. It’s unclear how Guatemala would deal with an influx of migrants. […]
A premature baby was found on Tuesday with her teenage mother in a Border Patrol facility in Texas. The mother, who is from Guatemala, had an emergency Cesarean section in Mexico in early May before crossing the border with the baby on June 4. Federal law says there is a […]
Kirstjen Nielsen has resigned as chief of the Department of Homeland Security. Nielsen was wildly unpopular due to her association with the “zero tolerance” policy that saw thousands of migrant children separated from their families. Nielsen’s tenure was chaotic and she was often the target of Trump’s ire. Her exit […]
The US State Department is cutting funding to three South American countries – El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala – reports CNN. The move comes two months after President Trump threatened to cut funding to the three countries. “Honduras is doing nothing for us. Guatemala is doing nothing for us. El […]
The Trump administration last week appointed Elliot Abrams as envoy to Venezuela to spearhead its efforts against Nicolas Maduro’s authoritarian government. Abrams has a long, controversial history as a foreign policy adviser in Washington, including being convicted over his role in the Iran-Contra affair. There appear to be fears among […]
An 8-year-old child from Guatemala died at a hospital in New Mexico while in Border Patrol custody late on December 24, the agency said in a statement. The statement said a Border Patrol agent first noticed the child showing signs of potential illness on Monday while in custody, and that […]