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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Former Guatemalan president: I never acted illegally

We speak to Otto Perez Molina at a military prison as he waits to find out if he will stand trial on corruption charges.


What's left of the Latin American left?

Protests against corruption and the electoral shifts point to a region that has consolidated democratic governance.

by Hisham Aidi

Latin America

Inmates 'decapitated' in Guatemala prison riot

Authorities say fight erupted between members of rival gangs inside overcrowded prison outside Guatemala City.

Latin America

Ex-comedian Morales claims victory in Guatemala polls

Jimmy Morales takes commanding lead over rival, a former first lady, as he is on course to become the next president.

Latin America

Guatemala to choose between comedian and ex-first lady

Guatemalans cast ballots in presidential runoff amid fallout of massive corruption scandal

Latin America

Death toll rises in Guatemala landslide

Hundreds of people are still missing but chances of survival are low after massive landslide killed at least 86 people.

Latin America

Dozens dead and hundreds missing in Guatemala mudslide

Rescue crews search for survivors after a hillside collapsed onto a town on the edge of the capital Guatemala City.

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Showdown in Guatemala

Interim President Maldonado and a leader of the protest movement discuss Guatemala's corruption scandal and its fallout.