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Guatemalan court halts 'safe third country' designation for asylum seekers

15 Jul 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's Constitutional Court has blocked President Jimmy Morales from immediately declaring the poor Central American nation a safe third country for asylum-seekers, amid growing pushback to U.S. pressure that it absorb large numbers of migrants.

Trump's plan to have Guatemala absorb asylum seekers could face court challenge in Central America

12 Jul 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales will travel to Washington next week to discuss migration, while five former senior officials went to court to block an agreement Morales may sign declaring the Central American country a safe destination for asylum seekers.

Coffee slump reaps bitter harvest for Central American migrants

28 Jun 2019

LA COLONIA, Honduras/CAMOTAN, Guatemala Towards the end of 2018, Honduran coffee farmer Mario Lopez paid a human smuggler, or coyote, to take him to the United States in a bid to escape the economic ruin engulfing him at home.

Trump: U.S., Guatemala close to a safe third country deal on migrants

27 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON/GUATEMALA CITY The United States and Guatemala are close to reaching a safe third country agreement as part of an effort to curb U.S-bound migrants, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, offering no details about when such a deal might be finalized.

Guatemalan prosecutors raid election body after vote questioned

27 Jun 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemalan prosecutors raided the offices of the Supreme Election Tribunal to investigate alleged discrepancies in the vote count for the first round of a presidential election this month, the attorney general's office said Wednesday.

U.S. to deploy up to 89 DHS agents to Guatemala - document

26 Jun 2019

GUATEMALA CITY The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will deploy up to 89 agents to Guatemala by the end of August under a joint agreement to curb illegal immigration and strengthen border security, according to an official document seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Guatemala says it has not pledged to accept U.S.-bound asylum seekers

19 Jun 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala has not yet committed to becoming a "safe third country" for U.S.-bound migrants seeking asylum, but is analyzing with the United States how to contain flows of people from Central America, the Interior Minister said on Tuesday.

Guatemala says it has not pledged to accept U.S.-bound asylum seekers

19 Jun 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala has not yet committed to becoming a "safe third country" for U.S.-bound migrants seeking asylum, but is analysing with the United States how to contain flows of people from Central America, the Interior Minister said on Tuesday.

Guatemala says it has not pledged to accept U.S.-bound asylum seekers

19 Jun 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala has not yet committed to becoming a "safe third country" for U.S.-bound migrants seeking asylum, but is analyzing with the United States how to contain flows of people from Central America, the Interior Minister said on Tuesday.

Guatemala ex-first lady faces battle for presidency after first round win

18 Jun 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Former first lady Sandra Torres won a clear victory in the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, results showed on Monday, but the center-left candidate faces a tough test to see off her nearest conservative rival in a direct runoff in August.

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