Guatemala

'I lost my son': Guatemala mum mourns boy who died in US custody

Sixteen-year-old Juan de Leon Gutierrez travelled to the US to join his older brother and send money home to his family.

'I lost my son': Guatemala mum mourns boy who died in US custody

US-Mexico border

16-year-old migrant boy dies in US government custody in Texas

Officials say the boy died on Tuesday after being hospitalised for a fever, chills and headache.

16-year-old migrant boy dies in US government custody in Texas

Asylum Seekers

US: Young migrants seeking legal status sue Trump administration

In latest lawsuit of its kind, four young migrants say the US government is unfairly denying their claims.

US: Young migrants seeking legal status sue Trump administration

Indigenous rights

Displaced indigenous Guatemala war survivors demand reparations

Hundreds of of Achi Mayan people displaced by Chixoy dam demand gov't comply with agreement to pay reparations.

Displaced indigenous Guatemala war survivors demand reparations

Guatemala

Guatemala's top presidential contenders face expulsion from race

Country's electoral tribunal bars former Attorney General Thelma Aldana as legal battles continue.

Guatemala's top presidential contenders face expulsion from race

United States

Top Republican questions Trump's plan to cut Central American aid

State Department said on Saturday it was cutting off aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Top Republican questions Trump's plan to cut Central American aid

US-Mexico border

Migrant child who died in US custody had infection, autopsy finds

Seven-year-old Jakelin Caal died in December while in US Border Patrol custody in case that drew worldwide condemnation.

Migrant child who died in US custody had infection, autopsy finds

Latin America

Activists question Central America-US security cooperation deal

Central American and Mexican activists worry focus on security to address migration neglects root causes.

Activists question Central America-US security cooperation deal

Latin America

Truck ploughs into a crowd in Guatemala killing 18

The crowd was gathered at the site of another accident when the truck hit it, according to local officials.

Truck ploughs into a crowd in Guatemala killing 18

International Women's Day

Guatemalan women protest against decades of state violence

At annual International Women's Day march in Guatemala, families remember those who've suffered from state violence.

Guatemalan women protest against decades of state violence

Latin America

Central Americans confront amnesty for war crimes

Opposition grows to legislative initiatives in Guatemala and El Salvador that would set war criminals free.

Central Americans confront amnesty for war crimes

Latin America

Women land defenders face 'extreme criminalisation', added risks

In El Estor, Guatemala, women lead fight for land rights despite added risk of sexual violence and stigma.

Women land defenders face 'extreme criminalisation', added risks

Indigenous rights

Indigenous Xinka march over contested Guatemalan mine

The Xinka say Pan American Silver, a mining company based in Canada, isn't compliant with a Constitutional Court ruling.

Indigenous Xinka march over contested Guatemalan mine

Guatemala

Guatemala war survivors demand justice, not amnesty for military

Survivors and families of those killed during country's internal conflict march to reject proposed amnesty bill.

Guatemala war survivors demand justice, not amnesty for military

Opinion

Cold Warrior Elliott Abrams returns to battle in Venezuela

The US has chosen a prominent warmonger to promote 'democracy' in Venezuela.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez