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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…

Following Trump, Guatemala begins process to move embassy to Jerusalem
Central America
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Central America
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Following Trump, Guatemala begins process to move embassy to Jerusalem

Edgar Calderón / AFP - December 26, 2017

Guatemala said Monday it is starting the process of moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, after President Jimmy Morales announced the day before that he would…

Central American envoys in Israel  Don’t forget about us
Central America
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Central America
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Central American envoys in Israel Don’t forget about us

Larry Luxner - September 20, 2017

TEL AVIV — As Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu wrapped up his historic trip to Argentina, Colombia and Mexico — marking the first time any Israeli leader has ever…

VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: New Costa Rican documentary explains forced Central American migration

Elizabeth Lang - April 4, 2017

Waves of Central American migration toward the United States have been increasing during the past decade, but the root causes are often misunderstood. To tell the untold stories…

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