Latin America

Guatemala court blocks expulsion of UN anti-graft chief

Judges suspend President Morales' order asking Ivan Velasquez to leave Guatemala after he moved to remove his immunity.

Guatemala court blocks expulsion of UN anti-graft chief

Latin America

Guatemala earthquake leaves five dead

Collapsing buildings and heart attacks kill five as 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Guatemala and southern Mexico.

Guatemala earthquake leaves five dead

Latin America

Guatemalan deportees from US find work on a volcano

As deportations increase under Donald Trump, the search for work in Guatemalan villages is leading some to a volcano.

Guatemalan deportees get fresh start as volcano guides

Guatemala

Why did 41 girls die at a Guatemalan youth shelter?

Accusations of abuse and neglect have come to light after a fire at a state-funded youth shelter killed 41 girls.

Why did 41 girls die at a Guatemalan youth shelter?

Corruption

Mexico governor detained after six months on the run

Javier Duarte, accused of stealing millions of dollars from government, found in Guatemala and could face extradition.

Fault Lines

Guatemala's Disappeared

Thousands of people were disappeared during the civil war. Fault Lines meets families still searching for justice.

Latin America

Toll of Guatemala girl shelter fire rises to 37

Grieving family members bury the remains of 37 girls burned alive under lock and key at a San Jose Pinula shelter.

San Jose Pinula girl shelter fire toll rises to 37

Latin America

Guatemala in mourning after fire kills 34 in shelter

More teenagers die from burns as questions mount over alleged mismanagement and abuse.

Death toll from San Jose Pinula shelter fire rises

Latin America

21 girls die as fire engulfs Guatemala child shelter

At least 21 girls found dead after fire apparently started in protest against alleged abuse at care home in Guatemala.

Latin America

Inside a Mayan healing ceremony

Meet the Mayan healers keeping various forms of traditional healing alive for poor indigenous Guatemalans.

Inside a Mayan healing ceremony

Poverty & Development

Why indigenous Guatemalans take their chance on the US

Poverty and threats of violence, kidnapping and extortion force many to make multiple attempts to reach the US.

Guatemala: The indigenous population too poor to stay

Human Rights

Guatemala: Justice for Sepur Zarco sex slavery victims

Indigenous victims of sexual slavery during Guatemala's war hope precedent-setting trial will help others get justice.

Guatemala: Justice for Sepur Zarco sex slavery victims

Latin America

Portrait of a people smuggler

Meet the man who leads Central American migrants through a lethal gauntlet as they attempt to reach the US.

 Portrait of a people smuggler

Guatemala

Former comedian Morales sworn in as Guatemala president

Jimmy Morales takes reins of power riding on the back of public anger at rampant corruption among political elite.

Reporter's Notebook

First group of stranded Cuban migrants arrive in Mexico

Some of the nearly 8,000 Cuban migrants who were stuck in Costa Rica are closer to their final goal: the US border.