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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 populated 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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Migrants enter slowly at Guatemala-Mexico border after scuffles

Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after brief clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were..
Reuters - Published

Mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan

mexico offers 4,000 jobs to new migrant caravan
"We have more than 4,000 jobs along our southern border, and also migrant shelters. There is work in our country," the leftist leader said at his daily news conference. The caravan, which formed in..
WorldNews - Published

Videos for Guatemala


Migrant caravan: Forced to seek asylum in Guatemala [Video]Migrant caravan: Forced to seek asylum in Guatemala

Mexico is deploying hundreds of soldiers to its Guatemalan border in an effort to block a surge of migrants and refugees trying to reach the United States.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

US sends asylum seekers to Guatemala as new caravan heads north [Video]US sends asylum seekers to Guatemala as new caravan heads north

More than 2,000 Honduran migrants and asylum seekers leave for US, despite expected obstacles on route and at borders.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Hundreds of migrants from Honduras have crossed into Guatemala [Video]Hundreds of migrants from Honduras have crossed into Guatemala

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:51Published

Guatemala faces migration test with new Honduras caravan [Video]Guatemala faces migration test with new Honduras caravan

Guatemala's new president faces an early test of his ability to impose migration controls sought by Washington as a caravan of hundreds of people left neighboring Honduras on Wednesday, aiming to cross..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

Archaeologists find Mayan palace in the southeast of Mexico [Video]Archaeologists find Mayan palace in the southeast of Mexico

Mexican archaeologists have discovered a new Mayan Palace in the archaeology area of Kuluba in Yucatan state, Mexico. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Trump calls impeachment a 'hoax' on eve of House vote [Video]Trump calls impeachment a 'hoax' on eve of House vote

As the House prepares to take up impeachment on Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump called the proceedings a "sham" and said he's not planning on watching the vote.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Planet SOS: Guatemala's illegal animal trade [Video]Planet SOS: Guatemala's illegal animal trade

Guatemala's northern Peten region anchors the largest tropical forest north of the Amazon but as more people settle in the area, poaching and other threats to its biodiversity are rising fast.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published

 

Mexico escalates border security to block migrant caravan

Mexico deployed around 200 National Guard officers to the Guatemalan border on Friday in an effort to block a huge migrant caravan traversing Central America toward the United States.
France 24 - Published

Migrant Surge into Guatemala Reaches 3,500, Heads for Mexico

migrant surge into guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for mexico
More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Mexico says monitoring approach of migrant caravan from Guatemala

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday his government was monitoring the situation on his country's southern border as a caravan of Central American migrants approached from..
Reuters - Published

Guatemalan president declares state of alert in two municipalities

New Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei on Friday declared a state of alert in two municipalities on the fringe of Guatemala City that have been plagued by gang violence, underlining his pledge..
Reuters - Published

More than 2,000 migrants enter Guatemala with Mexico in their sights

At least 2,200 people have entered Guatemala as part of a fast-growing U.S.-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration..
Reuters - Published

New Guatemala government arrests former mayor in corruption raids

Guatemala's government said on Thursday prosecutors carried out raids and arrested a former mayor accused of corruption as the U.S. embassy announced it had revoked visas for some ex-officials in the..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala's new president cuts ties with Venezuela, as promised

Guatemala's new President Alejandro Giammattei said on Thursday his country was cutting diplomatic ties with the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro and would close its embassy in..
Reuters - Published

Over 1,000 migrants enter Guatemala, caravan heads toward Mexico

At least 1,300 people have entered Guatemala in a new U.S.-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration demands to contain..
Reuters - Published

Guatemalan president says Mexico 'will do everything in its power' to halt migrant caravan

Guatemala's new president on Wednesday faced an early test of his ability to manage migration as a caravan of hundreds of people left Honduras for the United States, and said Mexico would halt its..
France 24 - Published

U.S. agency to provide Guatemala's private sector with $1 billion in financing

The United States will pump $1 billion into Guatemala's private sector to spur investment and create jobs, the head of a U.S. government agency said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Guatemalan leader says Mexico plans to contain new caravan

Guatemala's new president on Wednesday faced an early test of his ability to manage migration as a caravan of hundreds of people left Honduras for the United States, and said Mexico would halt its..
Reuters - Published

Mexico said latest migrant caravan won't pass - Guatemala president

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told the Guatemalan government that a caravan of migrants heading towards the United States from Honduras would not be allowed to enter Mexico, new Guatemalan..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala president faces quick migration test as Honduras caravan nears

Guatemala's new president faces an early test of his ability to impose migration controls sought by Washington as a caravan of hundreds of people left neighboring Honduras on Wednesday, aiming to cross..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala's president to discuss migration with Mexico, speak with Trump

Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei said he will discuss migration on Wednesday with Mexico's foreign minister and also has a call planned with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Reuters - Published

Once Guatemala government up to speed, Mexico to discuss migration: Ebrard

Mexico and Guatemala will hold bilateral talks on migration once the new Guatemalan government has become familiar with "the situation", Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Arrest warrants for Guatemalan ex-presidential candidate as immunity lapses

Guatemalan prosecutors on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for five former lawmakers, including a close ally of Jimmy Morales, who left office as president just hours earlier, and a special forces..
Reuters - Published

100s of migrants gather in Honduras to attempt new caravan

100s of migrants gather in honduras to attempt new caravan
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula, in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached..
WorldNews - Published

Turbulent inauguration day in Guatemala, outgoing president hit by eggs

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei took office on Tuesday in a ceremony overshadowed by delays and protests against outgoing officials seeking immunity from prosecution, a reminder of the..
Reuters - Published

Protesters throw eggs, jostle outgoing Guatemalan president - witness

protesters throw eggs, jostle outgoing guatemalan president - witness
Protesters surrounded outgoing Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales late on Tuesday, throwing eggs at him and his vice president as they sought to take up new posts that bring immunity from prosecution,..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Guatemalan president takes office amid political jostling and delays

Guatemala swore in President Alejandro Giammattei on Tuesday in a ceremony tainted by long delays blamed on political jostling and maneuvers by outgoing officials to avoid arrest, a reminder of the..
Reuters - Published

Giammattei sworn in as Guatemalan president after delays

Guatemala swore in President Alejandro Giammattei on Tuesday in a ceremony tainted by long delays blamed on outgoing officials maneuvering to avoid possible legal cases, a reminder of the deep levels..
Reuters - Published

New Guatemalan president talks migration, security with U.S. before taking office

Guatemala's new president, Alejandro Giammattei, discussed how to curb illegal immigration and improve border security in a meeting with officials of the Trump administration before he was due to take..
Reuters - Published

Incoming Guatemalan president to keep country's embassy in Jerusalem

Incoming Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei will keep his country's embassy in Israel in the city of Jerusalem, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, confirming the move made by his predecessor..
Reuters - Published

Incoming Guatemala leader talks investment, migration with U.S.

Guatemala's incoming president Alejandro Giammattei said on Tuesday he had held his first meeting with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and discussed attracting investment to stimulate growth and..
Reuters - Published

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

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..
Reuters - Published

Mexico considers bringing Mexican asylum seekers sent to Guatemala back home: interior minister

Mexico is evaluating bringing Mexican asylum seekers who are sent from the United States to Guatemala back to Mexico, Interior Minister Olga Sanchez told Reuters late on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

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

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..
Reuters - Published

'Into the lion's den': Mexican asylum seekers fear deportation to Guatemala

Mexicans seeking refuge in the United States to escape violence and lawlessness in their homeland fear worse dangers if they are sent to Guatemala under a new Trump administration scheme to crack down..
Reuters - Published

U.S. implements plan to send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala

Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be sent to Guatemala under a bilateral agreement signed by the Central American nation last year, according to documents sent to U.S. asylum officers..
Reuters - Published

Mexican Asylum Seekers Could Now Be Deported to Guatemala

A plan that homeland security officials once praised as a deterrent for Central Americans considering the long journey through Mexico is being expanded.
NYTimes.com - Published

Guatemala bus crash kills at least 20 people

guatemala bus crash kills at least 20 people
A trailer truck collided with a passenger bus in eastern Guatemala early Saturday, killing at least 20 people and leaving a dozen wounded, according to the national disaster agency. It ......
WorldNews - Published

At least 20 dead in bus crash in eastern Guatemala

A collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck in eastern Guatemala early on Saturday killed at least 20 people, including a 7-year-old boy, doctors and firefighters said.
Reuters - Published

Guatemala considers taking Mexican asylum seekers under U.S. plan: official

Guatemala's Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart told Reuters on Thursday that he had analyzed whether Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be sent instead to the Central American country,..
Reuters - Published

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