Guatemala

Guatemalan groups say migration agreement with US is 'illegal'

Newly signed agreement for those seeking asylum in the US is met with outrage among activists and former officials.

Guatemalan groups say migration agreement with US is 'illegal'

Asylum Seekers

US, Guatemala sign controversial migration deal, details unclear

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has blocked its government from entering into a deal without approval of congress.

US, Guatemala sign controversial migration deal, details unclear

Latin America

Why has Guatemala's highlands embraced the American flag?

The US flag is seen on houses, clothing across Guatemala's highlands. But the reasons for its display may surprise you.

Why has Guatemala's highlands embraced the American flag?

Guatemala

Trump threatens Guatemala after court blocks asylum deal

Trump says he's considering 'ban', tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala dropped plans for safe third country deal

Trump threatens Guatemala after court blocks asylum deal

Opinion

Guatemala's state corruption and the heirs of colonial privilege

Why the Guatemalan business elites have turned against an institution tasked with upholding the rule of law.

Ross Eventon

by Ross Eventon

Ross Eventon

Asylum Seekers

Rights groups vow to challenge Trump's new asylum rule

Rights groups call rule preventing most Central Americans from claiming asylum an attempt to 'dismantle asylum system'.

Rights groups vow to challenge Trump's new asylum rule

Asylum Seekers

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

Legal challenges expected as US law allows refugees to request asylum when they arrive regardless of how they did so.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

Latin America

Five things to watch for at the OAS General Assembly in Colombia

Member nations of Organization of American States are due to convene in Colombia to tackle the hemisphere's challenges.

Five things to watch for at the OAS General Assembly in Colombia

Women's Rights

Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice

Lawyers vow to appeal after judge rules against Maya Achi women who said they were raped during Guatemala's civil war.

Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice

Latin America

Guatemala to hold election recount over fraud allegations

The recount would include municipal and congressional polls held in tandem with the presidential vote, official says.

Guatemala to hold election recount over fraud allegations

Asylum Seekers

Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan

Analysts say Guatemala lacks conditions for safety of its own population, let alone asylum seekers from other countries.

Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan

Immigration

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Critics of the plan argue it is cruel to cut off aid to governments grappling with hunger and violence.

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

Guatemala

Former first lady leads in Guatemala election

Favoured frontrunner Sandra Torres from the centrist National Unity of Hope party leads after the first round of voting.

Former first lady leads in Guatemala election

Latin America

Guatemala arrests fugitive ex-military chief accused of genocide

Luis Enrique Mendoza, on the run since 2011, faces charges for his alleged role in 1982 massacre of Maya Ixil people.

Guatemala arrests fugitive ex-military chief accused of genocide

Guatemala

Guatemalans vote in general election amid tensions

A top election official recently left the country due to threats of violence.

Guatemalans vote in general election amid tensions