Guatemala ministers killed in crash

Helicopter carrying interior minister and deputy goes down in central Purulha region.

    Colom cancelled attendance at a summit in Mexico following the news [AFP]

    Alvaro Colom, Guatemala's president, canceled attendance at Saturday's Mexico-Central American summit in Villahermosa, Mexico, because of the minister's death, his spokesman said.

    Fernando Barrillas, the spokesman, said: "The Mexican government is already lending its support. It has put a plane at the president's disposal to take him from Villahermosa to Guatemala tomorrow."

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Japan's third-largest steelmaker has admitted it faked data on parts used in cars, planes and trains.