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Guatemala: Country in Central America
Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south. With an estimated population of around 17.2 million, it is the most populous country in Central America. Guatemala is a representative democracy; its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.

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Guatemala : anti-government demonstrations in the country [Video]

Guatemala : anti-government demonstrations in the country

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Guatemala: Hundreds of protesters storm Congress building [Video]

Guatemala: Hundreds of protesters storm Congress building

Protesters and police have clashed in Guatemala's capital after hundreds stormed the Congress building and set it on fire.

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Flames rip through Guatemala's Congress as street battles rage [Video]

Flames rip through Guatemala's Congress as street battles rage

Protests broke out over budget cuts to health and education.View on euronews

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Guatemala protesters torch Congress as simmering anger boils over [Video]

Guatemala protesters torch Congress as simmering anger boils over

A contentious budget bill pushed thousands into the streets to demand an end to corruption, among other grievances.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published
Storm Eta lashes Cuba, brings rains to Florida [Video]

Storm Eta lashes Cuba, brings rains to Florida

Tropical storm Eta pounded central Cuba with torrential rain on Sunday, bursting the banks of rivers and causing flash flooding as it churns its way to the Florida keys. Gloria Tso reports.

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Devastating Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala [Video]

Devastating Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala

Many of the dead were buried in their homes in a remote village, where about 150 houses had been swallowed by mudslides.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published
Guatemala army rescues flood victims after Hurricane Eta [Video]

Guatemala army rescues flood victims after Hurricane Eta

As the remnants of Hurricane Eta moved back over Caribbean waters, governments in Central America worked to tally the displaced and dead, and recover bodies from landslides and flooding that claimed..

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Storm Eta's death toll soars [Video]

Storm Eta's death toll soars

The death toll from torrential downpours unleashed by storm Eta leapt on Friday as Guatemalan soldiers reached a mountain village where around 100 people were killed by a landslide, adding to dozens of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published
Guatemalans make offerings to folk hero San Simon for COVID protection [Video]

Guatemalans make offerings to folk hero San Simon for COVID protection

San Simon is a venerated folk saint in the indigenous village of San Andres Itzapa, western Guatemala. View on euronews

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‘There is no work’: Hondurans brave risks in US-bound caravan [Video]

‘There is no work’: Hondurans brave risks in US-bound caravan

Guatemala is cracking down on a Honduran migrant caravan, as thousands entered the country this week.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

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Protesters burn Guatemala's Congress as demonstrations against president escalate

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Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and burned part of the building on Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a..
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Guatemala: Protesters burn part of Congress building amidst antibudget rallies

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Hundreds of people stormed into Guatemala's Congress building amidst protests against President Alejandro Giammattei for approving budget cuts in secret while the country was distracted by hurricanes..
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Guatemala: Congress on fire after protesters storm building

The building went up in flames after demonstrators - who oppose the new budget - staged an attack.
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Storm Eta expected to make landfall along U.S. coast

Eta has strengthened and pushed closer to the Cayman Islands after the weather system's torrential downpours triggered mudslides in Guatemala, killing at least 100 people. Officials fear the number..
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Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala

storm eta leaves 150 dead or missing in guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AFP) — About 150 people have either died or remain unaccounted for in Guatemala due to mudslides caused by powerful Tropical Storm Eta, which buried an entire village,..
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Hurricane Eta death toll grows in Guatemala

More than 100 people have died or remain missing due to mudslides in Guatemala after what was once Hurricane Eta ravaged Central America.
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Storm Eta: Around 150 feared dead in Guatemala

The army reaches a village where houses were buried by mudslides triggered by Storm Eta's rains.
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Storm Eta: Guatemala landslide kills at least 50

Rescue efforts continue as the storm travels across the region, leaving a trail of destruction.
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Hurricane Eta wreaks 'shocking' Central America devastation, dozens dead

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TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY - The remnants of Hurricane Eta unleashed torrential rains and catastrophic flooding on Central America, with fatalities sharply up on Thursday as streets turned into rivers..
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Death and destruction as Storm Eta batters Central America

death and destruction as storm eta batters central america
Tropical Storm Eta has pushed into Honduras after leaving behind a trail of destruction in Nicaragua, where it made landfall as a Category Four hurricane. Four people - two in Nicaragua and two in..
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Spanish court to question witnesses over ‘illegal surveillance’ of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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A Spanish court investigating allegations that a security company illegally spied on visitors to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London will hear evidence from lawyers and..
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Guatemala turns around U.S.-bound migrant caravan from Honduras

President Alejandro Giammattei said his country had an "obligation" to send the migrants back home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Mexico deploys military to block migrant caravan

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Mexico on Friday ordered the military to deploy along its southern border to block a migrant caravan that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested was linked to the US election. Thousands of..
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Will the Trump Administration Broker More Peace Deals?

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16-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in U.S. custody

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died this week in U.S. custody. Doctors say the boy had a severe brain infection upon arrival into the U.S. CBSNews.com reporter Graham Kates joined CBSN AM to discuss the..
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Trump administration deporting asylum-seekers to Guatemala

A Trump administration policy is set to take full effect in Guatemala this week. In an agreement with the Guatemalan government, migrants who came through the nation seeking refuge in the U.S. need to..
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French activist who worked with Guatemala indigenous people shot dead

Benoit Maria, who worked with indigenous groups, was killed in the north-west of the country.
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Illinois woman accused of keeping 33 Guatemalan immigrants in her basement pleads guilty to labor trafficking

An Illinois woman accused of keeping 33 people from Guatemala in her basement pleaded guilty to a federal labor trafficking charge Tuesday.  
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Record 212 environmental activists murdered in 2019: NGO

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Shares At least 212 environmental campaigners worldwide were murdered in 2019, making last year the deadliest on record for frontline activists battling the destruction of Nature, watchdog group Global..
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Ex-Panama president's sons arrested in Guatemala on corruption charges

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GUATEMALA CITY/PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Two sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli were arrested in Guatemala City on Monday and face extradition to the United States on money laundering..
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Guatemala says deportation flights restart from U.S.

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.
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US deportation flights to Guatemala resume

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The United States resumed deportation flights to Guatemala Tuesday, nearly a month after the Central American country refused to accept them. A flight from Alexandria, Louisiana landed in the..
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Murder of indigenous Maya healer spurs calls for justice in Guatemala

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..
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Guatemala president to work remotely after 18 staff get coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday that 18 employees at his office and on his security detail have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, so he will work remotely and the..
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Tropical Storm Amanda weakens after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, could reform next week in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Amanda dissipated after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, but its remnants could form another major disturbance.  
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Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

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Tropical Storm Amanda, the first named storm of the season in the Pacific, killed at least 14 people as it lashed El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday amid flooding and power outages. El Salvador's..
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Guatemala president scolds U.S. for deporting migrants with coronavirus

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..
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As hunger spreads under lockdown, Guatemalans and Salvadorans raise white flag

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..
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U.S. returns migrant children despite risks worsened by coronavirus: UNICEF

The United States has returned at least 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras since early March despite risks of violence and discrimination that have..
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Maya villages in Guatemala spurn U.S. deportees as infections spike

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..
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Guatemala says 50 migrants deported from U.S. test positive for coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday a total of 50 migrants deported by the United States to Guatemala have tested positive for coronavirus, including 14 sent to the Central..
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Guatemala says 32 on deportation flight from U.S. infected with coronavirus

Thirty-two Guatemalan migrants on a deportation flight from the United States earlier this week have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Central American nation's health ministry.
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Many migrants on U.S. deportation flight had coronavirus, Guatemalan president says

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday a large number of migrants on a deportation flight to Guatemala from the United States this week were infected with the coronavirus, adding that..
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Guatemalan president says many migrants on U.S. deportation flight had coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday a large number of migrants on a deportation flight to Guatemala from the United States earlier this week had the novel coronavirus, adding that..
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U.S. flights returning Guatemalan deportees halted after infection report

Flights deporting Guatemalan migrants from the United States will again be temporarily suspended, Guatemala's foreign ministry said on Thursday, after a mass infection of the new coronavirus was..
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Guatemala calls US 'Wuhan of Americas' in battle over deportees

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Guatemala registers 16 new coronavirus cases, infections rise to 153 - president

Guatemala reported 16 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the Central American nation's total to 153 cases, President Alejandro Giammattei said.
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Guatemala seeks curbs on U.S. deportation of immigrants

Guatemala has asked the United States to limit its deportations of immigrants to the Central American country to 25 persons per plane because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, Health..
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Guatemala bans internal travel for Easter to curb coronavirus spread

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has banned travel between the different departments of the Central American country before and during Easter to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Guatemalan migrant in U.S. custody positive for coronavirus: foreign ministry

A Guatemalan migrant in U.S. custody has been hospitalized with coronavirus in the United States, the Guatemalan foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
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Migrant dies in riot in Mexican detention center amid coronavirus fears

A Guatemalan migrant died and 14 others were taken to hospital after a riot broke out in a detention center in southern Mexico, authorities said on Wednesday, as tensions rise in such facilities due to..
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Guatemalan deportees stranded in airport after three develop fever

Migrants deported on Monday to Guatemala from the United States are being held in a temporary shelter at the main airport in the central American nation, authorities said, because three minors on the..
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ICE deportation planes begin to ship stranded U.S. citizens home

Planes used by the U.S. government to deport Central American nationals will bring back U.S. citizens in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as coronavirus travel restrictions reduce commercial..
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Panama imposes full-day curfew, Guatemala extends state of emergency

Panama's government said on Tuesday it would widen a curfew to slow the spread of the coronavirus and require people to be in quarantine at all hours beginning on Wednesday, as the number of cases..
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El Salvador suspends deportations from U.S., Mexico over coronavirus

El Salvador's government said on Wednesday it had suspended deportation flights of its nationals from the United States and Mexico until further notice in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus,..
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