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# guatemala - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in northern Guatemala
# Storm Eta
# Storm Eta

Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in northern Guatemala

Nov 7th 2020, 9:06 AM 11,583 Views 2 Comments

The storm touched down in Central America as a hurricane on Tuesday.

# guatemala - Monday 20 May, 2019

Fifth migrant child dies after detention by US border patrol since December
# Border Patrol
# Border Patrol

Fifth migrant child dies after detention by US border patrol since December

May 20th 2019, 10:09 PM 14,412 Views 38 Comments

The teen has been identified by US Customs and Border Protection as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez.

# guatemala - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Members of ultra-orthodox Jewish sect arrested over child kidnap in New York
# Lev Tahor
# Lev Tahor

Members of ultra-orthodox Jewish sect arrested over child kidnap in New York

Dec 29th 2018, 1:45 PM 35,111 Views 27 Comments

Lev Tahor, based in Guatemala, practices a form of ultra-Orthodox Judaism.

# guatemala - Friday 14 December, 2018

7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest
# US Border
# US Border

7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest

Dec 14th 2018, 7:13 AM 48,117 Views 74 Comments

The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested.

# guatemala - Monday 19 November, 2018

Evacuations urged near Guatemala’s erupting Volcano of Fire
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Evacuations urged near Guatemala’s erupting Volcano of Fire

Nov 19th 2018, 8:40 AM 9,708 Views 6 Comments

The 3,763-metre volcano is one of the most active in Central America.

# guatemala - Saturday 20 October, 2018

Tense standoff as migrants on way to US met with wall of police at Mexican border
# Immigration Caravan
# Immigration Caravan

Tense standoff as migrants on way to US met with wall of police at Mexican border

Oct 20th 2018, 1:22 PM 18,819 Views 25 Comments

Some migrants yelled “We are hungry!” while others wailed that they had children.

# guatemala - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'
# Human Rights Defenders
# Human Rights Defenders

'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'

Sep 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 29,085 Views 10 Comments

Jim Loughran shares some of his experiences visiting human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous places for them on the planet.

# guatemala - Thursday 7 June, 2018

At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions
# Volcano Of Fire
# Volcano Of Fire

At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions

Jun 7th 2018, 7:47 AM 5,351 Views 2 Comments

More than 12,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.

# guatemala - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

At least 75 killed and 200 missing after volcano erupts in Guatemala
# Eruption
# Eruption

At least 75 killed and 200 missing after volcano erupts in Guatemala

Jun 6th 2018, 7:03 AM 6,168 Views 0 Comments

Authorities said more than 1.7 million people had been affected by the disaster.

# guatemala - Monday 4 June, 2018

Children among 25 people killed after Guatemala volcano erupts
# Volcan De Fuego
# Volcan De Fuego

Children among 25 people killed after Guatemala volcano erupts

Jun 4th 2018, 7:50 AM 12,937 Views 0 Comments

Search efforts for those who are missing were suspended last night due to dangerous conditions.

# guatemala - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck
# Mexico
# Mexico

Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck

Feb 4th 2018, 8:03 AM 14,353 Views 23 Comments

More than 300 Central American men, women and children were taken into custody as part of the operation.

# guatemala - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Death toll after fire at Guatemalan children's shelter rises to 40
# Blaze
# Blaze

Death toll after fire at Guatemalan children's shelter rises to 40

Mar 12th 2017, 7:00 PM 7,438 Views 6 Comments

The blaze was believed to have been set by girls protesting dire conditions they were subjected to at the shelter.

# guatemala - Thursday 9 March, 2017

At least 22 girls dead as fire ravages youth shelter in Guatemala
# Overcrowded
# Overcrowded

At least 22 girls dead as fire ravages youth shelter in Guatemala

Mar 9th 2017, 8:19 AM 5,761 Views 1 Comment

Distraught relatives are waiting outside a fence into the facility asking workers to tell them what happened to them.

# guatemala - Friday 25 March, 2016

'The worst nightmare for any loved one': Fundraiser set up for Irishman seriously injured in Guatemala
# Eoin Sheehy
# Eoin Sheehy

'The worst nightmare for any loved one': Fundraiser set up for Irishman seriously injured in Guatemala

Mar 25th 2016, 6:23 PM 44,813 Views 13 Comments

Eoin suffered serious injuries in a fall.

# guatemala - Saturday 16 January, 2016

This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president
# None Of The Above
# None Of The Above

This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president

Jan 16th 2016, 11:15 AM 16,937 Views 12 Comments

So meta.

# guatemala - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Statue of Jesus won't become army general, says Guatemala president
# Jesus No
# Jesus No

Statue of Jesus won't become army general, says Guatemala president

Dec 27th 2015, 2:28 PM 9,564 Views 31 Comments

A priest announced the promotion of the beloved statue, which once held a colonel’s rank in the mid 1800s.

# guatemala - Monday 26 October, 2015

Guatemala's new president is an actual comedian
# LOL
# LOL

Guatemala's new president is an actual comedian

Oct 26th 2015, 8:26 AM 8,294 Views 9 Comments

Jimmy Morales has no political experience but was elected on a wave of anti-corruption sentiment in the central American country.

# guatemala - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Families receive text messages from trapped relatives after 30 people killed by landslide
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Families receive text messages from trapped relatives after 30 people killed by landslide

Oct 3rd 2015, 12:22 PM 9,865 Views 3 Comments

The incident happened yesterday near the Guatemalan capital city.

# guatemala - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins

Aug 26th 2015, 10:46 PM 16,909 Views 17 Comments

Their remains showed signs of torture, authorities in Guatemala said.

# guatemala - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later

Nov 10th 2013, 10:30 AM 9,869 Views 12 Comments

Civil war tore Guatemala apart for over 30 years – and even these reunited siblings are still missing a brother and two sisters.

# guatemala - Monday 26 August, 2013

Derailment of 'The Beast' train kills six
# Mexico
# Mexico

Derailment of 'The Beast' train kills six

Aug 26th 2013, 8:52 AM 9,613 Views 4 Comments

The train was carrying people from Honduras and Guatemala, who are believed to have paid smugglers to let them sit on freight cars.

# guatemala - Saturday 11 May, 2013

In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide

May 11th 2013, 12:02 PM 6,109 Views 34 Comments

Efrain Rios Montt was convicted of genocide and war crimes in a ruling arising from massacres of indigenous people in the 1980s.

# guatemala - Thursday 6 December, 2012

McAfee arrested by Guatemalan police
# McAfee
# McAfee

McAfee arrested by Guatemalan police

Dec 6th 2012, 3:40 PM 6,938 Views 14 Comments

The anti-virus guru was arrested for entering Guatemala illegally.

# guatemala - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Fugitive McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala
# McAfee
# McAfee

Fugitive McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala

Dec 5th 2012, 11:18 AM 5,395 Views 8 Comments

McAfee, 67, has been identified as a “person of interest” in the killing of his neighbour in Belize.

# guatemala - Thursday 8 November, 2012

# guatemala - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action

Aug 15th 2012, 8:00 AM 731 Views 0 Comments

The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.

# guatemala - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Easter: Fascinating traditions around the world
# Easter
# Easter

Easter: Fascinating traditions around the world

Apr 7th 2012, 8:00 AM 17,438 Views 11 Comments

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.

# guatemala - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Guatemalan gets 6,060 year sentence over massacre
# Locked Up
# Locked Up

Guatemalan gets 6,060 year sentence over massacre

Mar 13th 2012, 1:15 PM 2,155 Views 2 Comments

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.

# guatemala - Monday 13 February, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs?

Feb 13th 2012, 10:27 AM 8,632 Views 224 Comments

The Guatemalan president wants to discuss legalising drugs, believing it’s the only way to control them. Should Ireland follow suit?

Guatemalan President's call for legalisation of drugs criticised
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Guatemalan President's call for legalisation of drugs criticised

Feb 13th 2012, 9:24 AM 1,565 Views 15 Comments

The new president of the country took office in January and has been speaking out about discussing the decriminalisation of drugs in Central America.

# guatemala - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America
# Central America
# Central America

Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America

Oct 18th 2011, 2:56 PM 430 Views 1 Comment

El Salvador and Nicaragua declared natural disasters yesterday, as landslides and floods continue to devastate the region.

# guatemala - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Shocking US experiments on Guatemalans revealed
# Experiments
# Experiments

Shocking US experiments on Guatemalans revealed

Aug 30th 2011, 12:14 PM 695 Views 10 Comments

The experiments took place in the 1940s and included people being injected with syphilis and other illnesses, by what were described as “unethical” researchers.

# guatemala - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Elite troops help in Mexico's drug war... but some switch sides
# Drugs War
# Drugs War

Elite troops help in Mexico's drug war... but some switch sides

Aug 16th 2011, 10:25 AM 368 Views 1 Comment

They’re supposed to be fighting against the drug traffickers but some soldiers are joining them instead.

# guatemala - Friday 12 August, 2011

Guatemala arrests two men over 1982 massacre
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

Guatemala arrests two men over 1982 massacre

Aug 12th 2011, 10:46 AM 170 Views 0 Comments

Two men suspected of being involved in a 1982 massacre of 268 people in Guatemala have been detained.

# guatemala - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Formerly conjoined twins celebrate milestone 10th birthday
# Celebration
# Celebration

Formerly conjoined twins celebrate milestone 10th birthday

Aug 6th 2011, 7:15 PM 1,302 Views 3 Comments

Maria Teresa Alvarez and Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez were separated in 2002.

# guatemala - Saturday 30 July, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jul 30th 2011, 11:22 AM 1,246 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# guatemala - Friday 8 July, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jul 8th 2011, 6:51 PM 1,326 Views 3 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# guatemala - Monday 16 May, 2011

At least 29 dead as some victims decapitated in brutal Guatemalan massacre
# Guatemala
# Guatemala

At least 29 dead as some victims decapitated in brutal Guatemalan massacre

May 16th 2011, 8:48 AM 1,177 Views 0 Comments

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.

# guatemala - Friday 22 April, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Apr 22nd 2011, 6:34 PM 1,611 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

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