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While Guatemala is a country of striking physical beauty, nearly 60 percent of its population lives in poverty, according to the World Bank. Statistics show some of the worst malnutrition and maternal/child mortality rates and extreme income inequality. We saw guards with submachine guns posted outside ...
He got the position after being granted asylum last year. An immigration judge ruled Brito had credible fears of being murdered if he returned to Guatemala. He is now on his way to becoming a U.S. citizen, saying, “I really feel that American Dream, in which I feel there are resources everywhere and people ...

Monday was the first day for the team to hit the ground running to help the people of Guatemala. The majority of the volunteers on this trip are doctors, nurses and some teachers from the Northern Michigan area. John Cox, director of surgical services at Munson, has been a big part of organizing the trip.
Special Representative of the O.A.S. Secretary General for Belize-Guatemala Affairs, Magdalena Talamas, has been reassigned from her post at the ... We agree upon the terms and conditions of our engagement with them and unless both parties agree to have things done or to have people represent us, ...
Very few people in Guatemala understand the Palestinian struggle, and those that do are mainly intellectuals or else highly educated, as is the case in most Latin American countries. The Palestinian struggle in most media outlets is not explained correctly and often has a bias favoring Israel. Therefore it is ...
The first was a magnitude 7.6, and killed nearly 1,000 people, injured 5,600, and destroyed more than 108,000 homes. .... in San Francisco and Los Angeles to protect refugees from El Salvador and Guatemala from being handed over to immigration by local police, hospitals and other municipal agencies.

They were at a Peace Corps reunion party, celebrating Martin's time serving with the corps in the '80s, when they started chatting with two people from Wisconsin who were involved with the Guatemalan Medical Resource Partnership — a group of about 40 volunteers that spends one week a year operating ...
Maria Meza Paniagua tapes a portrait of a person who was disappeared to the back of a chair, at a ceremony marking the National Day of the Disappeared, in Guatemala City, on June 21. According to human rights groups, more than 40,000 people were “disappeared” during Guatemala's 36 years of ...
Over the next four decades, the US sent Guatemala almost a quarter of a billion dollars in military aid. During the same time period, hundreds of thousands of people were wiped out in an increasingly genocidal campaign by the Guatemalan army. Many Guatemalans who fled to the US were refugees of that ...
"By the time we detected the smoke, some people were in their rooms, but we tried our best to alert them to move out," according to a witness who asked not to be identified. "I am sure they all moved out because even when the fire brigade calmed down the situation they did not find any casualties inside.".
“Viva Guatemala! It takes courage for a superpower to stand up for justice and recognise Jerusalem as Israel's eternal capital. But it takes even more – immense guts – for a small nation to do that,” Oren wrote on Twitter. “People of Guatemala, the people of Israel will never forget your support and bravery.”.
In fact, it is felt that the Sarstoon has been lost to Guatemala and that the government's attitude has always been one of appeasement on Guatemala's ... But as I have been saying, from time to time there have been incidents where Guatemalans have sought to tail our people or try to stop them but we have ...
In Guatemala, the erasure of indigenous people within the LGBTQ community is particularly problematic, advocates say, because an estimated 40 and 50 percent of the population identifies as indigenous. A recent survey by Gente Positiva revealed that services for LGBTQ Guatemalans are not accessible ...
He's one of some 200,000 people killed in Guatemala's armed conflict, from 1960 to 1996. “My father disappeared on July 12, 1982, ... This woman -- and three other local Guatemalans related to people killed in the war -- spoke to WBUR on condition of anonymity. She fears allies of Samayoa could come ...
A group of lawyers is demanding to know what Canada's embassy in Guatemala is doing there to protect a fellow advocate under threat while acting for ... because of the [way] embassies have acted in the past, and because there is this international movement to try and protect people like [Maldonado].
The number of immigrants in the United States from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras rose by 25% from 2007 to 2015, in contrast to more modest growth of the country's overall foreign-born population and a decline from neighboring Mexico. During these same years, the total U.S. immigrant ...
Five people have died in Guatemala after they were electrocuted while decorating a Christmas tree in a public park. The five, one woman and four men, accidentally made contact with high voltage cables while hanging ornaments on an artificial Christmas tree made of iron and wires, local press reported.

An estimated 200,000 people were killed, and 45,000 more disappeared, during Guatemala's 36-year civil war, which ended in 1996. A truth commission later found the state to be responsible for 93 percent of the human rights abuses during that time. And the 80 million pages of police documents currently ...
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan Congresswoman Sandra Moran on Dec. 1 introduced a bill to recognize the right to gender identity and allow for transgender people to amend their birth certificates to coincide with their self-identification. The bill was presented with support from trans organizations, ...
More than 20 years after Guatemala's civil war ended in 1996, civilians are still advocating for justice after the genocide that killed hundreds of thousands of Maya people. Guatemala's military launched a campaign targeting Maya, claiming they were allies to guerrilla forces known as the Guatemalan ...
On Christmas Eve, 2017, these words were earnestly and proudly uttered by Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales to his people: “Dear people of Guatemala, today I spoke with the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. We are talking about the excellent relations that we have had as nations since ...
More than anything, Scheiner and Feldman said, they wanted to express their gratitude directly to the Guatemalan people. “We appreciate the friends that we have around the world,” Scheiner said, “and we don't take that friendship for granted.” Scheiner said Guatemala has a long history of supporting ...
Nonetheless, violence in Guatemala today has its roots in the period of ... brought great violence to the Honduran people, as the US sought to ...
APM Terminals Quetzal is transforming Guatemala's port sector by offering ... With 16.5 million people, Guatemala has the largest population in ...
Faith in Practice brings hope to those in need in Guatemala ..... People in Guatemala, particularly indigenous populations that account for ...
A protester wears a mask depicting Guatemala President Jimmy Morales ... groups and Indigenous people held a march against the president.
“The fight against impunity in Guatemala has reached a critical moment .... of Congress was charged with hiring people in Congress who never ...
“And I guarantee you that if Guatemala publishes a map like that, the Belizean people are going to reject any referendum held here and rightly ...
This has made Guatemala a safer place for LGBTQ citizens, ... “Congress, as it should be, is a representation of the people,” Moran said.
In 2000, he was one of maybe a handful of people from the Central American ... “In Guatemala, a lot of people are good workers, a lot are ...
Another 26 people, including former senior officials from Guatemala's customs duty system, have also been charged and will face trial.
The Boeing 737 beside them is bound for Guatemala City. And these men, like all passengers on ICE Air, have one-way tickets. In the past year ...
“In Guatemala, people eat coffee and bread three or four times a day,” Cristian said. “In the morning, sometimes in the afternoon and, for sure in ...
Guatemala Finishing School Starting to Bear Fruit as 1,000 ... in the market, the Guatemala Finishing School offers young people with limited ...
Dubbed Give Guatemala Canada, which operates as the Canadian .... our amazing culture and people; and to empower Guatemalan artisan to ...
Archbishop Nicolas Henry Thevenin, the apostolic nuncio of Guatemala, stands with children after the beatification Mass for martyr Fr. Stanley ...
Guatemala's changing climate is forcing families to leave their homes, ... Most commonly, people are fleeing in the wake of big storms or floods ...
A barista at El Injerto coffee shop in Guatemala City pours water into a .... because it has made "coffee culture" more accessible for people like ...
That's because Guatemala was and is one of the most earthquake-ridden countries in the world, and the population are so inured to quakes that they reserve the ...
Guatemala Finishing School Starting to Bear Fruit as 1,000 ... in the market, the Guatemala Finishing School offers young people with limited ...
Dubbed Give Guatemala Canada, which operates as the Canadian ... A. The first words we hear when people see our products is always ...
The population of Guatemala, however, has had enough. Tens of thousands took to the streets on Sept. 20 to protest the self-serving actions of ...
A desire to meet the children she sponsors led Marbleheader Jean Hamburg to Guatemala in 2016 and a desire to do more for the people she ...
The Guatemalan Armed Forces did it again on Saturday - they came into ... quote, "led a group of at least 30 people who tried to install a flag of their ... from civil society and the PUP rejecting the Guatemalans behaviour.
When I say it I mean that clearly looking at the Guatemalan vessel even ... intimidate some people I believe but it also breaks down their moral ...
Guatemala Congress repeals bill that cut campaign penalties ... because it left open the possibility that people convicted of crimes like extortion, ...
The most populous country in Central America (roughly 15.5 million people live in Guatemala's 109 square kilometers), Guatemala is great for ...
In Guatemala there is a high profile battle between the politically powerful, ... Its people remained poor; its murder rate perpetually frightening; ...
By the time the earthquake's tremors finally faded, at least 36 people in ... was felt by tens of millions of people in Mexico and in Guatemala, ...
The Dover High School student was among some 30 people who ... His wife Sara King noted that U.S. citizens can visit Guatemala and return ...


 

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