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Guatemala volcano eruption forces mass evacuation


September 14th, 2012 - 6:22 am ICT by IANS
Mexico, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in Guatemala after the Fuego volcano eruption, which the specialists estimate to be the most powerful since ... Read more...

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Mob in Guatemala kills man who murdered two kids


September 13th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 13 (IANS/EFE) A man who walked into a school in the northern Guatemalan village of Tactic and murdered two children was killed by teachers and locals, media ... Read more...

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Industrial-scale drug lab found in Guatemala


September 6th, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 6 (IANS/EFE) Police found an industrial-scale synthetic-drug lab in a rural area near the Mexican border, Guatemala's interior ministry said Wednesday.The facility in the village of San ... Read more...

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Woman, two daughters found dismembered in Guatemala


September 4th, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) The dismembered bodies of a woman and her two teenage daughters were found Monday in southeastern Guatemala, authorities said.The spokesman for the Volunteer Firefighters, Sergio ... Read more...

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Hotels get booked for end of Mayan era events


August 28th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) Hotels near the Mayan city of Tikal are headed for "a full sell-out" for the events planned Dec 21 to mark the start of a ... Read more...

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Guatemalan cop accused of holding teen as sex slave


August 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) A Guatemalan police officer was arrested on charges of holding a 14-year-old girl as a sex slave for months, authorities said Friday.Marvin Florian, 40, was ... Read more...

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It’s official: Guatemala now a drug-producing country


August 16th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Guatemala is no longer just a conduit for illegal drugs, but a centre of production, Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez said, citing the seizure of 17.6 ... Read more...

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Prison warden slain in Guatemala


July 20th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, July 20 (IANS/EFE) The warden of a maximum-security prison that holds some of Guatemala's most dangerous criminals was gunned down on the streets of this capital, authorities said ... Read more...

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FIFA praises Costa Rica’s victory in pre-World Cup


July 10th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
San Jose (Costa Rica), July 10 (IANS) The international football governing body FIFA praised Costa Rica's national futsal or indoor football team for its victory against Guatemala in the pre-World ... Read more...

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‘Mayan text on world’s end is about political history’


June 29th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, June 29 (IANS) A 1,300-year-old Mayan text discovered in Guatemala provides the second known reference to December 21, 2012, touted as the world's end date. However, archaeologists ... Read more...

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Guatemala busts gang blamed for 18 rapes


June 9th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, June 9 (IANS/EFE) Nine suspected members of a gang blamed for at least 18 rapes were arrested Friday, Guatemalan authorities said.The arrests took place in and around Guatemala ... Read more...

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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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Thieves target reporters covering Guatemalan president


March 17th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 17 (IANS/EFE) A van-load of Guatemalan journalists covering President Otto Perez Molina's visit to the northern province of Baja Verapaz had their equipment stolen Friday.The theft took ... Read more...

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Guatemalan sentenced to over 6,000 years in prison


March 14th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 14 (IANS/EFE) A veteran of an army unit was sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for his part in the 1982 massacre of 201 peasants in northern ... Read more...

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Eight die in Guatemala helicopter crash


February 29th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 29 (IANS/EFE) Eight people were killed Tuesday when an army helicopter crashed in the jungles of northern Guatemala while on a humanitarian mission, the military said.The chopper, ... Read more...

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War-torn Guatemalan family reunited after 25 years


February 9th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 9 (IANS/EFE) A family was reunited Wednesday in this capital 25 years after being separated by the country's 1960-1996 civil war.The Mutual Support Group, or GAM, with ... Read more...

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Football violence: Egypt announces three-day mourning


February 2nd, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian authorities announced a national three-day mourning period following violence at a stadium in Port Said that saw at least 73 people killed and ... Read more...

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Priest gunned down in Guatemala


January 28th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) A Catholic priest in the southeastern Guatemalan province of Santa Rosa was fatally shot Friday after a road accident, authorities said.The Rev. David Donis died ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill eight at Guatemala disco


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) At least eight people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when gunmen opened fire at a disco in Villa Nueva, a city in ... Read more...

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Politician slain in Guatemala


January 14th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) Congressman Oscar Valentin Leal and his brother were murdered here Friday on the eve of retired Gen. Otto Perez Molina's inauguration as Guatemala's president.The slain ... Read more...

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Guatemalan judge escapes assassination attempt


December 31st, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Dec 31 (IANS/EFE) A judge in Guatemala who is presiding over many cases related to human rights violations by security forces, was wounded when assailants shot at his ... Read more...

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Two shot dead in beauty parlour


September 28th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 28 (IANS/EFE) Two women were fatally shot at a beauty parlour in the Guatemalan capital, a police official said.Jaime Otzin, head of the national police, said the ... Read more...

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Mayor shot dead in Guatemala


September 28th, 2011 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 28 (IANS) A mayor was shot dead in central Guatemala, Xinhua reported.Nery Alonso, the mayor of Temahu municipality in Alta Verapaz province, was killed Monday night after ... Read more...

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Three die as quake jolts Guatemala


September 20th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 20 (IANS) At least three people died in Guatemala Monday after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the country.The quake occurred near the city of Cuilapa, some 50 km ... Read more...

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Guatemalan woman finds sinkhole under her bed


July 21st, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Guatemala City, July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Guatemalan woman had no idea that her house was sitting right on top of a sinkhole. When Inocenta Hernandez heard a loud explosion, her first ... Read more...

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Amnesty International calls on Guatemala to investigate political killings


June 18th, 2011 - 9:12 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Amnesty International on Friday urged authorities in Guatemala to investigate a series of alleged politically motivated killings.The London-based human rights group released a statement after a mayoral candidate ... Read more...

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27 massacred in Guatemala


May 16th, 2011 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, May 16 (IANS) Twenty seven people were killed over the weekend in drug-plagued northern Guatemala, Xinhua quoted police as saying.The mass killing, in which most of the 25 ... 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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Divorce opens way for Guatemalan first lady’s presidential bid


April 9th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, April 9 (IANS/EFE) A Guatemalan judge announced Friday that she has granted the divorce petition of President Alvaro Colom and wife Sandra Torres, clearing the way for the ... Read more...

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Guatemala first lady announces presidential bid


March 9th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, March 9 (IANS/EFE) Guatemala's first lady Sandra Torres has announced that she will run for president in September's general elections, though the country's constitution bars close relations of ... Read more...

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Judge shot dead in Guatemala


February 16th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) A civil court judge was shot dead by unidentified assailants in northern Guatemala, officials said.Judge Eddy Caceres Rodriguez was Tuesday shot at least four times, including twice ... Read more...

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Former lawmaker shot dead in Guatemala mall


January 20th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 20 (IANS/EFE) Former lawmaker Edgar Almengor Perez was slain Wednesday inside a shopping mall in the Guatemalan capital, authorities said."It appears to be a direct attack because the shots ... Read more...

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American dies in Guatemala plane crash


January 11th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 11 (IANS/EFE) A US citizen was killed and another seriously injured when a small plane crashed in western Guatemala.Thomas Gilbert Russell, 72, who was piloting the plane, died after ... Read more...

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14 dead in Guatemala accident


January 9th, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 9 (IANS/EFE) At least 14 people were killed and over 25 seriously injured when the bus they were travelling in plunged into a ravine in western Guatemala, officials said.The ... Read more...

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2,000 kids died of hunger in Guatemala last year


January 8th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 8 (IANS/EFE) Over 2,000 children under the age of five years died in Guatemala during the first 10 months of 2010 as a consequence of illnesses caused by malnutrition, ... Read more...

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