GUATEMALA CITY U.S. prosecutors charged Guatemalan former Economy Minister Asisclo Valladares on Wednesday with helping launder nearly $10 million in cash from drug traffickers and a corrupt politician.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.