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Guatemala: Country in Central America
Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south. With an estimated population of around 17.2 million, it is the most populous country in Central America. Guatemala is a representative democracy; its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.

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Ex-Guatemalan presidential candidate sentenced in U.S. drug scheme

A U.S. court sentenced a former Guatemalan presidential candidate to 15 years in prison on Tuesday, after he was convicted of taking part in a plot to import and distribute tons of cocaine in the..
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Israeli PM hopes Uganda will open embassy in Jerusalem in 'near future'

Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he hopes long-standing African ally Uganda will open an embassy in Jerusalem soon, becoming the third nation to do so after the United States and..
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Videos for Guatemala


Mexico's President AMLO under fire over migration clampdown [Video]Mexico's President AMLO under fire over migration clampdown

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces growing criticism after erecting a 'wall' of security forces near the Guatemala border this week.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Mexican security forces detain 800 migrants [Video]Mexican security forces detain 800 migrants

Mexican authorities on Thursday adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 of them who had entered Mexico illegally from Guatemala intending to reach the border with the..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:08Published

Migrants clash with Mexican troops at border [Video]Migrants clash with Mexican troops at border

Mexican authorities stopped the latest caravan of Central American migrants attempting to head north on Monday. Migrants clashed with Mexico's national guard and hundreds were detained and deported...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

Migrants cross river from Guatemala to Mexico [Video]Migrants cross river from Guatemala to Mexico

Hundreds of Central American migrants waded through the shallow Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexic, in a new test of US President Donald Trump's “Central America” strategy to keep them away..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Migrant group camps at Guatemala-Mexico border in bid to reach US [Video]Migrant group camps at Guatemala-Mexico border in bid to reach US

Hundreds of Central Americans are camped on Guatemala border as they prepare to enter Mexico in a group on Monday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

Migrant caravan: Forced to seek asylum in Guatemala [Video]Migrant caravan: Forced to seek asylum in Guatemala

Mexico is deploying hundreds of soldiers to its Guatemalan border in an effort to block a surge of migrants and refugees trying to reach the United States.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

US sends asylum seekers to Guatemala as new caravan heads north [Video]US sends asylum seekers to Guatemala as new caravan heads north

More than 2,000 Honduran migrants and asylum seekers leave for US, despite expected obstacles on route and at borders.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Hundreds of migrants from Honduras have crossed into Guatemala [Video]Hundreds of migrants from Honduras have crossed into Guatemala

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:51Published

Guatemala faces migration test with new Honduras caravan [Video]Guatemala faces migration test with new Honduras caravan

Guatemala's new president faces an early test of his ability to impose migration controls sought by Washington as a caravan of hundreds of people left neighboring Honduras on Wednesday, aiming to cross..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

Archaeologists find Mayan palace in the southeast of Mexico [Video]Archaeologists find Mayan palace in the southeast of Mexico

Mexican archaeologists have discovered a new Mayan Palace in the archaeology area of Kuluba in Yucatan state, Mexico. Ciara Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

 

Guatemala restricts entry from China to keep out coronavirus

Guatemala's government is imposing blanket travel restrictions on people who have recently been in China to keep out the new coronavirus, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday.
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Guatemala imposes travel restrictions to stop entry of coronavirus

Guatemala is imposing travel restrictions on people who have recently been in China to prevent the new coronavirus entering the Central American country, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday.
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Guatemalan president offers El Salvador the chance to build a port in Guatemalan waters

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday offered his Salvadoran counterpart, Nayib Bukele, the opportunity to build and operate a port in Guatemalan waters in the Atlantic Ocean to promote..
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Migrants stranded in Mexico cling on to hopes of reaching U.S. border

Guatemalan migrant Wilfredo Gomez said on Saturday he had been asking God to make him "invisible" as Mexican security forces started rounding up and detaining other U.S.-bound Central Americans who had..
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Mexico is the wall: president under fire over migration clampdown

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador faces growing criticism he is doing U.S. President Donald Trump's bidding after erecting a "wall" of security forces who clashed with Central American..
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Guatemalan president declares state of alert in third municipality

Guatemala's new president, Alejandro Giammattei, on Friday declared a state of alert in a gang-plagued municipality on the outskirts of Guatemala City, part of a new crime-fighting strategy.
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Mexican security forces detain 800 Central American migrants

Mexican authorities on Thursday adopted tougher measures against Central American migrants, detaining 800 of them who had entered Mexico illegally from Guatemala intending to reach the border with the..
Reuters - Published

Mexican security forces corral migrants after hundreds enter from Guatemala

Dozens of Mexican security forces corralled a caravan of Central Americans who entered from Guatemala on Thursday, testing Mexico's resolve to contain mass movements of people under pressure from the..
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Hundreds of Central Americans enter Mexico under watch of security forces

Hundreds of Central Americans crossed the Guatemalan border into Mexico early on Thursday, testing the Mexican government's resolve to stem the movement of people north under pressure from the United..
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Caravan of hundreds of Central Americans moves into Mexico

Hundreds of Central Americans crossed the Guatemalan border into Mexico early on Thursday, testing the Mexican government's resolve to stem the movement of people north under pressure from the United..
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New Guatemalan government won't cancel U.S. asylum deal

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo on Wednesday said the new government in the Central American nation will continue to receive Honduran and El Salvadoran migrants returned from the United States..
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Mexico says border clash with migrants was isolated case, violence to be avoided

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that clashes between migrants and members of the National Guard on the border with Guatemala this week were an "isolated case" and that..
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Guatemala's new president creates anti-graft commission

Guatemala's new president, Alejandro Giammattei, on Tuesday launched an anti-graft commission, after former leader Jimmy Morales chased out a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body investigating him and his..
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Hundreds of U.S.-bound migrants cross river into Mexico from Guatemala

Hundreds of migrants waded across the river separating Guatemala from Mexico on Monday, forcing their way into the country as they seek to continue north to the border with the United States.
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U.S.-bound migrant caravan in tense standoff at border between Mexico and Guatemala

A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to help the United States..
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Large migrant caravan prepares to enter Mexico from Guatemala

A large caravan of Central Americans was preparing to cross the Guatemalan border into Mexico on Monday, posing a potential challenge to the Mexican government's pledge to help the United States..
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Migrant caravan gathers on Guatemala border to enter Mexico en masse

Hundreds of Central Americans gathered on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Sunday, aiming to cross en masse early on Monday in what could prove a stiff test of the Mexican government's pledge to satisfy..
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Migrants enter slowly at Guatemala-Mexico border after scuffles

Central American migrants entered Mexico from Guatemala in small groups on Saturday after brief clashes earlier in the day when dozens of people tried to force their way across the border and were..
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Migrant surge into Guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for Mexico

More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce..
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Mexico says monitoring approach of migrant caravan from Guatemala

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday his government was monitoring the situation on his country's southern border as a caravan of Central American migrants approached from..
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More than 2,000 migrants enter Guatemala with Mexico in their sights

At least 2,200 people have entered Guatemala as part of a fast-growing U.S.-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration..
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New Guatemala government arrests former mayor in corruption raids

Guatemala's government said on Thursday prosecutors carried out raids and arrested a former mayor accused of corruption as the U.S. embassy announced it had revoked visas for some ex-officials in the..
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Guatemala's new president cuts ties with Venezuela, as promised

Guatemala's new President Alejandro Giammattei said on Thursday his country was cutting diplomatic ties with the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro and would close its embassy in..
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Over 1,000 migrants enter Guatemala, caravan heads toward Mexico

At least 1,300 people have entered Guatemala in a new U.S.-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration demands to contain..
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U.S. agency to provide Guatemala's private sector with $1 billion in financing

The United States will pump $1 billion into Guatemala's private sector to spur investment and create jobs, the head of a U.S. government agency said on Wednesday.
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Guatemalan leader says Mexico plans to contain new caravan

Guatemala's new president on Wednesday faced an early test of his ability to manage migration as a caravan of hundreds of people left Honduras for the United States, and said Mexico would halt its..
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Mexico said latest migrant caravan won't pass - Guatemala president

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told the Guatemalan government that a caravan of migrants heading towards the United States from Honduras would not be allowed to enter Mexico, new Guatemalan..
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Guatemala president faces quick migration test as Honduras caravan nears

Guatemala's new president faces an early test of his ability to impose migration controls sought by Washington as a caravan of hundreds of people left neighboring Honduras on Wednesday, aiming to cross..
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Guatemala's president to discuss migration with Mexico, speak with Trump

Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei said he will discuss migration on Wednesday with Mexico's foreign minister and also has a call planned with U.S. President Donald Trump.
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Once Guatemala government up to speed, Mexico to discuss migration: Ebrard

Mexico and Guatemala will hold bilateral talks on migration once the new Guatemalan government has become familiar with "the situation", Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Wednesday.
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Arrest warrants for Guatemalan ex-presidential candidate as immunity lapses

Guatemalan prosecutors on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for five former lawmakers, including a close ally of Jimmy Morales, who left office as president just hours earlier, and a special forces..
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Turbulent inauguration day in Guatemala, outgoing president hit by eggs

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei took office on Tuesday in a ceremony overshadowed by delays and protests against outgoing officials seeking immunity from prosecution, a reminder of the..
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Protesters throw eggs, jostle outgoing Guatemalan president - witness

Protesters surrounded outgoing Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales late on Tuesday, throwing eggs at him and his vice president as they sought to take up new posts that bring immunity from prosecution,..
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Guatemalan president takes office amid political jostling and delays

Guatemala swore in President Alejandro Giammattei on Tuesday in a ceremony tainted by long delays blamed on political jostling and maneuvers by outgoing officials to avoid arrest, a reminder of the..
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Giammattei sworn in as Guatemalan president after delays

Guatemala swore in President Alejandro Giammattei on Tuesday in a ceremony tainted by long delays blamed on outgoing officials maneuvering to avoid possible legal cases, a reminder of the deep levels..
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Incoming Guatemalan president to keep country's embassy in Jerusalem

Incoming Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei will keep his country's embassy in Israel in the city of Jerusalem, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, confirming the move made by his predecessor..
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New Guatemalan president talks migration, security with U.S. before taking office

Guatemala's new president discussed with Trump administration officials how to slow illegal immigration and improve border security in a meeting before he was due to take office on Tuesday, as..
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Incoming Guatemala leader talks investment, migration with U.S.

Guatemala's incoming president Alejandro Giammattei said on Tuesday he had held his first meeting with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and discussed attracting investment to stimulate growth and..
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Guatemala's new president takes office under U.S. pressure on asylum

Guatemala's new president takes office on Tuesday under pressure from the Trump administration on immigration and security and must decide his government's stance quickly on a U.S. asylum agreement he..
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Mexico considers bringing Mexican asylum seekers sent to Guatemala back home: interior minister

Mexico is evaluating bringing Mexican asylum seekers who are sent from the United States to Guatemala back to Mexico, Interior Minister Olga Sanchez told Reuters late on Wednesday.
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Outgoing Guatemala leader denies agreeing to take Mexican migrants from U.S

Outgoing Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said on Wednesday his administration had not agreed to accept deported Mexican asylum-seekers under a deal with the United States, despite U.S. guidance to..
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'Into the lion's den': Mexican asylum seekers fear deportation to Guatemala

Mexicans seeking refuge in the United States to escape violence and lawlessness in their homeland fear worse dangers if they are sent to Guatemala under a new Trump administration scheme to crack down..
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Mexico rejects U.S. proposal to send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala

Mexico rejected on Monday a U.S. proposal by which Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be sent to Guatemala, the foreign ministry said in a statement, adding that it was working with..
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At least 20 dead in bus crash in eastern Guatemala

A collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck in eastern Guatemala early on Saturday killed at least 20 people, including a 7-year-old boy, doctors and firefighters said.
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