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Drop in remittances affecting economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Central America
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Central America
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Drop in remittances affecting economies of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

Carlos Mario MARQUEZ / AFP - June 16, 2020

Damaris Majano subsists in El Salvador thanks to remittances that her father sends her from Miami. But that aid has been interrupted since the company where the…

Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala
Central America
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Central America
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Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

AFP - June 1, 2020

Tropical Storm Amanda triggered flash floods, landslides and power outages as it barrelled through El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday, killing 14 people, authorities said, warning of…

United States will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, DHS says
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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United States will send some Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala, DHS says

AFP - January 7, 2020

Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be deported to Guatemala, part of a controversial migration deal between the Central American nation and Washington, the US…

Guatemalan indigenous people march in support of Evo Morales
Bolivia
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Bolivia
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Guatemalan indigenous people march in support of Evo Morales

AFP - November 15, 2019

Hundreds of indigenous people marched through the Guatemalan capital on Thursday in support of Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales, who was granted asylum in Mexico after resigning amid…

Leaders from Guatemala and Costa Rica want to attract investments to their countries
Central America
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Central America
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Leaders from Guatemala and Costa Rica want to attract investments to their countries

AFP and The Tico Times - October 31, 2019

The president-elect of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, advocated Wednesday for turning Central America into a pole of attraction for foreign investments. In a video released by Casa Presidencial,…

Authorities in Guatemala capture alleged narco wanted by United States
Central America
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Central America
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Authorities in Guatemala capture alleged narco wanted by United States

AFP and The Tico Times - October 28, 2019

Guatemalan police captured an alleged drug trafficker who is requested for extradition by the United States for transferring drugs to that country from South America, the entity's…

Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’
Central America
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Central America
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Trump announces that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive ‘targeted assistance’

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, said Wednesday that Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will receive "targeted assistance in the areas of law enforcement and…

Government of Guatemala warns that the country has become a cocaine producer
Central America
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Central America
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Government of Guatemala warns that the country has become a cocaine producer

AFP and The Tico Times - September 19, 2019

Guatemala has become a cocaine-producing country and is no longer used just for transit and storage, Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart said Wednesday, after the country located coca…

Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Second Guatemalan migrant child dies in US custody

AFP - December 25, 2018

An 8-year-old migrant from Guatemala died in government custody on Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said, the second child fatality in U.S. detention this month. The…

Thousands evacuated in Guatemala as volcano erupts, then stops
Central America
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Central America
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Thousands evacuated in Guatemala as volcano erupts, then stops

AFP - November 20, 2018

Guatemalan authorities declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people Monday after the Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash…