Jeff Abbott

Guatemala's new president takes office under U.S. pressure on asylum

Jan 14 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's new president takes office on Tuesday under pressure from the Trump administration on immigration and security and must decide his government's stance quickly on a U.S. asylum agreement he previously opposed.

Outgoing Guatemala leader denies agreeing to take Mexican migrants from U.S

Jan 08 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Outgoing Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Wednesday his administration had not agreed to accept deported Mexican asylum-seekers under a deal with the United States, despite U.S. guidance to asylum officers to do so.

U.S. deportations of Guatemalans doubled over past decade

Jan 03 2020

GUATEMALA CITY U.S. President Donald Trump's administration stepped up deportations of Guatemalans in 2019, doubling the number of migrants sent back from the United States a decade earlier, data from the Central American country showed on Friday.

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