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Guatemala arrests former top cop for killings


March 24th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 24 (IANS/EFE) Former police director Marlene Blanco and two ex-cops were arrested Friday on charges of conspiring to carry out extrajudicial executions, said a spokesman for the ... Read more...

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89 die in Central America rains


October 17th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 89 people have been killed and some 350,000 affected as a week of devastating torrential rain continued in Central America.Days of non-stop rains ... Read more...

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Thousands at risk of going hungry: Guatemalan government


April 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, April 20 (IANS/EFE) The Guatemalan government Tuesday declared a "nutritional risk alert" to avoid a food crisis in the country's poorest areas where thousands of people don't have ... Read more...

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Guatemalan first lady to divorce for presidential bid


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Guatemala's first lady Sandra Torres de Colom is ending her eight-year marriage so she can seek to succeed her husband as president, according to a court official.Guatemalan President ... Read more...

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Toll in Guatemala rains rises to 45


September 8th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 8 (IANS/EFE) Another body was found Monday among the tonnes of mud and rocks that fell Saturday on a highway in western Guatemala, bringing to 45 the number of ... Read more...

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Landslides kill at least 37 in Guatemala


September 6th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by BNO News
GUATEMALA CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Torrential rains and landslides in Guatemala have killed at least 37 people over the weekend, officials said on Monday.On Sunday, as of 6 p.m. local time, Guatemala's ... Read more...

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Toll in storm Agatha climbs to 184


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, June 3 (IANS/EFE) The death toll from tropical storm Agatha's passage over Central America has reached 184, with all but 28 of the deaths registered in Guatemala. In its latest bulletin, ... Read more...

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Toll in storm Agatha rises to 100 (Third Lead)


May 31st, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City/Tegucigalpa (Honduras), May 31 (DPA) Heavy rain caused by tropical storm Agatha has killed almost 100 people in Central America, where tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated over ... Read more...

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73 killed in Guatemala tropical storm


May 31st, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, May 31 (IANS) At least 73 people were killed after a tropical storm hit the Pacific coast of Guatemala, Officials said. The toll caused by the storm has risen to 73, ... Read more...

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Tropical storm Agatha kills 40 in Guatemala (Lead)


May 31st, 2010 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, May 31 (IANS/EFE) At least 40 people were killed and 30 missing as tropical storm Agatha battered the Pacific coast of Guatemala, officials said Sunday. More than 74,000 people have been ... Read more...

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One dead in volcanic eruption in Guatemala


May 29th, 2010 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City/Quito, May 29 (DPA) At least one reporter was killed in a volcanic eruption in the Central American state of Guatemala overnight Friday, officials reported. The authorities did not immediately confirm two ... Read more...

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Volcano eruption in Guatemala kills three, another eruption is expected


May 28th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by BNO News
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) — The Pacaya Volcano is emanating ash and smoke columns of up to 250 meters height as it continues in activity, which could generate another violent eruption, ... Read more...

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Volcano eruption in Guatemala kills one, injures 20 as ’state of calamity’ is declared


May 28th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by BNO News
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) -- Guatemala President Alvaro Colom on Thursday declared 'state of calamity' following the eruption of the Pacaya volcano near Guatemala City.President Colom said during a press conference ... Read more...

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Submarine carrying 10 tons of cocaine seized


October 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Oct 23 (EFE) US anti-drug agents and Guatemalan army troops captured in Pacific waters four people aboard a small submarine carrying roughly 10 tons of cocaine, officials here said. Guatemala's Interior ... Read more...

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Ousted Honduran president calls for uprising


July 15th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, July 15 (EFE) Ousted Honduran President Mel Zelaya has urged the people of his country to revolt against the "interim" government that took power after the June 28 military coup ... Read more...

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Chavez makes surprise visit to Cuba


February 22nd, 2009 - 6:44 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 22 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has arrived on a surprise visit to Cuba and met his counterpart Raul Castro, according to an official communique Saturday. This is Chavez's fifth visit ... Read more...

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Guatemala apologises to Cuba for role in Bay of Pigs


February 18th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Feb 18 (IANS) Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has publicly apologized for his country's role in allowing its territory to be used to train the exiles and mercenaries who participated in the ... Read more...

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Guatemala court orders arrest of presidential security chief for espionage


September 7th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 7 (IANS) A Guatemala court has ordered the arrest of former head of presidential security for spying on the president's office and home, evidence of which was discovered last ... Read more...

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Guatemalan army takes control of presidential office after security breach


September 6th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 6 (IANS) Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom has ordered army units to take over security of his office and home following evidence of extensive infiltration by undercover agents, EFE reported ... Read more...

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Mexico, Central America propose global Green Fund


May 29th, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by admin
DPA Tegucigalpa ( Mexico), May 29 (DPA) The summit on Climate Change and the Environment in Honduras approved a Mexican proposal for the creation of a global Green Fund. The initiative sponsor, Mexican ... Read more...

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