Sofia Menchu

Guatemalan migrant toddler dies weeks after U.S. detention

16 May 2019

WASHINGTON A 2-1/2-year-old Guatemalan migrant boy who was detained last month at the U.S.-Mexico border but released from U.S. custody with his mother during treatment for an illness has died in hospital, authorities said on Wednesday.

At least seven killed, 17 injured in shooting at Guatemala prison

08 May 2019

GUATEMALA CITY At least seven people were killed and 17 injured after shooting broke out at a prison near Guatemala City on Tuesday, according to officials, who said that authorities have regained control at the prison.

Guatemalan presidential candidate arrested in Miami in drug-trafficking plot

18 Apr 2019

GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemalan presidential candidate was arrested in Miami on Wednesday and charged with an elaborate plot to use drug cartel money to win the election and assassinate rivals, according to U.S. officials, two months before voters head to the polls.

Guatemala's anti-graft candidate slams brief detention in Honduras

12 Apr 2019

TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemalan presidential hopeful known for taking on high-profile corruption cases as attorney general said on Thursday she was detained at an airport in Honduras before abruptly leaving the country shortly afterward.

Guatemala amnesty would free war criminals, soldiers who held women as sex slaves

28 Mar 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Starting in 1982, during one of the darkest moments of Guatemala’s civil war, at least 11 Mayan Q’eqchi indigenous women were kidnapped, enslaved and raped over a period of six years at an army camp in the jungle.

Guatemalan judge orders arrest of former attorney general

20 Mar 2019

GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemalan judge has ordered the arrest of former attorney general and presidential candidate Thelma Aldana on charges including embezzlement, the police said on Tuesday, amid an escalating campaign on high-profile corruption and rights cases.

U.S. suspends some military aid to Guatemala over 'misuse' of vehicles

15 Mar 2019

GUATEMALA CITY The U.S. Department of Defense has scaled back the transfer of equipment and military training it provides to Guatemala to protest the "misuse" of vehicles it donated to the country, a U.S. embassy spokesman said on Thursday.

Hundreds of Central American migrants enter Mexico with few checks

19 Jan 2019

TAPACHULA, Mexico Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining around 1,000 other people from Central America who crossed a day earlier and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.

New caravan of Honduran migrants crosses into Mexico

18 Jan 2019

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico, Jan 18 A group of Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining more than 1,000 people who departed Central America in recent days headed to the United States and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.

Nearly 1,000 Central American migrants in new caravans enter Mexico

18 Jan 2019

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala Almost 1,000 Central American migrants entered southern Mexico on Thursday in a test of the new government's pledge to manage an ongoing exodus fueled by violence and poverty that has strained relations with the Trump administration.

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