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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…

Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials

AFP - October 15, 2018

The most recent eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano ended Saturday, an official source said, with locals escaping a repeat of June's eruption that killed 190. However, mild to…

Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Landslide threat forces suspension of Guatemala volcano search

gar Calderón and Henry Morales Arana / AFP - June 7, 2018

GUATEMALA CITY – The threat of fresh landslides forced emergency workers Thursday to suspend a search for victims of a major eruption of Guatemala's Fuego Volcano, the…

Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

Henry Morales and Edgar Calderón / AFP - June 4, 2018

Rescue workers pulled more bodies from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano, bringing the death toll to at least…

Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt dies at 91
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt dies at 91

AFP - April 1, 2018

Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt died Sunday at 91 years of age. His trial for genocide had been suspended; Ríos Montt was accused of the murder…