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

Latin America

Guatemala's elections: Five things to know

Presidential candidates' proposals to address migration range from farmer support to US military bases

Guatemala's elections: Five things to know

AJ Impact

Lacking rights, Guatemalan workers struggle in informal economy

Lacking rights and rights protections, informal workers can suffer debilitating blows to their fragile livelihoods.

Lacking rights, Guatemalan workers struggle in informal economy

Mexico

'We can't become the wall': Rights groups decry US-Mexico deal

Rights activists, migrants fear what the recent Mexico-US migration deal means for thousands fleeing poverty, violence.

'We can't become the wall': Rights groups decry US-Mexico deal

AJ Impact

How Trump's tariff threat against Mexico might backfire

US president has scapegoated migrants for middle-class woes. But a Mexican trade war could inflict more economic pain.

How Trump's tariff threat against Mexico might backfire

Guatemala

Guatemala migrants: Climate change driving exodus

Average daytime temperatures in Guatemala have risen over the past decade, while crop-damaging frosts are more common.

Latin America

US agents' deployment to stem Guatemalan migration raises alarm

Rights groups, analysts express concern over US decision to send DHS agents to Guatemala to curb migration.

US agents' deployment to stem Guatemalan migration raises alarm

Volcano

Search for dead continues a year after Guatemala volcano eruption

A year after Fuego erupted, burying hundreds under rock and ash, families continue search for their loved ones' remains

Search for dead continues a year after Guatemala volcano eruption

Abortion

Denied abortions, Latin American child rape survivors petition UN

Groups on behalf of young rape survivors from Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua call on region to provide abortion access.

Denied abortions, Latin American child rape survivors petition UN

Latin America

Guatemalan village mourns teen who died in US custody

Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, 16, left his Guatemala village to help his family. He died in US custody weeks later.

Guatemalan village mourns teen who died in US custody

US-Mexico border

Girl, 10, sixth known migrant child to die in US custody

Officials say 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in US custody in September 2018 in a case not previously reported.

Girl, 10, sixth known migrant child to die in US custody

US-Mexico border

Fifth child dies in US custody after being detained at the border

CBP says 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday. He is the fifth migrant child to die in US custody since December.

Fifth child dies in US custody after being detained at the border

Latin America

Guatemala court rejects anti-graft crusader's presidential bid

Constitutional Court rejects the presidential candidacy of former Attorney General Thelma Aldana.

Guatemala court rejects anti-graft crusader's presidential bid

Latin America

Guatemala ex-dictator's daughter barred from presidential race

Court rules Zury Rios cannot run due to constitutional ban on relatives of leaders who came to power by force.

Guatemala ex-dictator's daughter barred from presidential race