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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 5°C

# Guatemala

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Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in northern Guatemala
The storm touched down in Central America as a hurricane on Tuesday.
Fifth migrant child dies after detention by US border patrol since December
The teen has been identified by US Customs and Border Protection as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez.
Members of ultra-orthodox Jewish sect arrested over child kidnap in New York
Lev Tahor, based in Guatemala, practices a form of ultra-Orthodox Judaism.
7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest
The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested.
Evacuations urged near Guatemala’s erupting Volcano of Fire
The 3,763-metre volcano is one of the most active in Central America.
Tense standoff as migrants on way to US met with wall of police at Mexican border
Some migrants yelled “We are hungry!” while others wailed that they had children.
'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'
Jim Loughran shares some of his experiences visiting human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous places for them on the planet.
At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions
More than 12,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.
At least 75 killed and 200 missing after volcano erupts in Guatemala
Authorities said more than 1.7 million people had been affected by the disaster.
Children among 25 people killed after Guatemala volcano erupts
Search efforts for those who are missing were suspended last night due to dangerous conditions.
Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck
More than 300 Central American men, women and children were taken into custody as part of the operation.
Death toll after fire at Guatemalan children's shelter rises to 40
The blaze was believed to have been set by girls protesting dire conditions they were subjected to at the shelter.
At least 22 girls dead as fire ravages youth shelter in Guatemala
Distraught relatives are waiting outside a fence into the facility asking workers to tell them what happened to them.
'The worst nightmare for any loved one': Fundraiser set up for Irishman seriously injured in Guatemala
Eoin suffered serious injuries in a fall.
This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president
So meta.
Statue of Jesus won't become army general, says Guatemala president
A priest announced the promotion of the beloved statue, which once held a colonel’s rank in the mid 1800s.
Guatemala's new president is an actual comedian
Jimmy Morales has no political experience but was elected on a wave of anti-corruption sentiment in the central American country.
Families receive text messages from trapped relatives after 30 people killed by landslide
The incident happened yesterday near the Guatemalan capital city.
Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins
Their remains showed signs of torture, authorities in Guatemala said.
Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later
Civil war tore Guatemala apart for over 30 years – and even these reunited siblings are still missing a brother and two sisters.
Derailment of 'The Beast' train kills six
The train was carrying people from Honduras and Guatemala, who are believed to have paid smugglers to let them sit on freight cars.
In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide
Efrain Rios Montt was convicted of genocide and war crimes in a ruling arising from massacres of indigenous people in the 1980s.
McAfee arrested by Guatemalan police
The anti-virus guru was arrested for entering Guatemala illegally.
Fugitive McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala
McAfee, 67, has been identified as a “person of interest” in the killing of his neighbour in Belize.
Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action
The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.
Easter: Fascinating traditions around the world
Different countries celebrate Easter in different ways – from easter trees to dancing around eggs, we take a look at some of the unusual and interesting traditions.
Guatemalan gets 6,060 year sentence over massacre
The 54-year-old was a former member of an elite military force involved in the killing of 201 people in a 1982 massacre during Guatemala’s civil war.
Guatemalan President's call for legalisation of drugs criticised
The new president of the country took office in January and has been speaking out about discussing the decriminalisation of drugs in Central America.
Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America
El Salvador and Nicaragua declared natural disasters yesterday, as landslides and floods continue to devastate the region.
Shocking US experiments on Guatemalans revealed
The experiments took place in the 1940s and included people being injected with syphilis and other illnesses, by what were described as “unethical” researchers.
Elite troops help in Mexico's drug war... but some switch sides
They’re supposed to be fighting against the drug traffickers but some soldiers are joining them instead.
Guatemala arrests two men over 1982 massacre
Two men suspected of being involved in a 1982 massacre of 268 people in Guatemala have been detained.
Formerly conjoined twins celebrate milestone 10th birthday
Maria Teresa Alvarez and Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez were separated in 2002.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
At least 29 dead as some victims decapitated in brutal Guatemalan massacre
Two children and two women were among the dead who were mostly farm workers according to reports. One person survived by pretending he was dead. The massacre has been linked to drug cartels.
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.