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Sofia Menchu

U.S. charges ex-Panama president's sons with bribery, money laundering

9:04am IST

GUATEMALA CITY/PANAMA CITY U.S. prosecutors have charged two sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with bribery and money laundering linked to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, according to a federal complaint unsealed on Monday.

UPDATE 2-Guatemala to leave International Coffee Organization, sources say

02 Jul 2020

GUATEMALA CITY, July 1 Guatemala has begun the process of leaving the International Coffee Organization (ICO), spurred by concern over falling prices of the commodity, a government official and an industry representative said on Wednesday.

Guatemala says deportation flights restart from U.S.

10 Jun 2020

GUATEMALA CITY The United States this week resumed flying Guatemalan deportees to their homeland after a hiatus of several weeks brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Guatemala's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Murder of indigenous Maya healer spurs calls for justice in Guatemala

09 Jun 2020

GUATEMALA CITY The killing of an indigenous Maya healer, who was set ablaze by a mob in rural Guatemala after he was accused of being a witch, was strongly condemned on Monday by the country's president and human rights organizations.

Rich world's jobs crisis jolts money flows to millions

01 Jun 2020

Carlos Sosa, a Salvadoran waiter in New York, used to send up to $500 a month back home to his mother to help pay for her medical bills and food. But now, after the coronavirus hit and he lost his job in early March, Sosa has burned through his savings and the wire transfers have stopped.

Guatemala president scolds U.S. for deporting migrants with coronavirus

22 May 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei criticized the United States on Thursday for sending back migrants infected with the novel coronavirus to his Central American country and straining its weak health system.

Guatemala president scolds U.S. for deporting migrants with coronavirus

22 May 2020

GUATEMALA CITY, May 21 Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei criticized the United States on Thursday for sending back migrants infected with the novel coronavirus to his Central American country and straining its weak health system.

As hunger spreads under lockdown, Guatemalans and Salvadorans raise white flag

22 May 2020

GUATEMALA CITY/SAN SALVADOR Strict coronavirus lockdowns in Guatemala and El Salvador have so battered local economies that hundreds of families are flying white flags outside their homes or waving them in the street: not in surrender, but to seek food and assistance.

Maya villages in Guatemala spurn U.S. deportees as infections spike

02 May 2020

QUETZALTENANGO, Guatemala Guatemala's indigenous Maya towns are spurning returned migrants, threatening some with burning their homes or lynching as fear spreads about more than 100 deportees from the United States who tested positive for the new coronavirus.

FEATURE-Maya villages in Guatemala spurn U.S. deportees as infections spike

01 May 2020

QUETZALTENANGO, Guatemala, May 1 Guatemala's indigenous Maya towns are spurning returned migrants, threatening some with burning their homes or lynching as fear spreads about more than 100 deportees from the United States who tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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