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Czech Republic considering Jerusalem embassy move amid Israeli pressure

The Czech Republic has reportedly begun assessing the practicalities of relocating its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem amid increased Israeli pressure, Channel 10 news reported on Saturday. Israel's ambassador to Prague, Daniel Meron, wrote to the Foreign Ministry last week in what was said to be

I24NEWS - 2018-03-18 01:01:11

Guatemala mayor slain in ambush

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Guatemalan police say a mayor in eastern Guatemala has been ambushed and killed. National Civil Police spokesman says Zacapa Mayor Julio Alberto Enriquez Sanchez was in his car when he was attacked on Saturday. No suspects have been arrested. National mayor's association presid

YAHOO! - 2018-03-17 23:12:57

Unaccompanied immigrant children could face a return to danger

I'm a technology lawyer who has helped companies like Microsoft, Skype and Polaroid navigate the web of national and global laws that govern telecommunications, cloud computing, securities trading and intellectual property. Sound complex? Actually, it's my pro bono work on behalf of immigrant and r

RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER - 2018-03-17 15:00:00

PAHO urge vaccinations in the face of ongoing measles outbreaks

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is urging countries to vaccinate against measles to maintain its elimination in the Americas.Western hemisphere map Public domain image/ E Pluribus Anthony Measles was declared eliminated from the Americas in 2016, following t

OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-03-17 13:43:52

Dublin and Panama are tough venues, just how the Vatican likes it

ROME - When it comes to organizing major world events, whether at home or on the road, the Vatican's got a fairly decent track record. Its success is all the more impressive given that it doesn't always pick the easiest spots, and that willingness to take risks seems set to continue in 2018-19. The

CRUXNOW.COM - 2018-03-17 06:53:06

Guatemala arrests owner, executives of palm oil firm for bribery, fraud

GUATEMALA CITY, March 16 (Reuters) - The owner and two executives of the largest Guatemalan palm oil producer were arrested on Friday on charges of bribery and tax fraud, authorities said. Police arrested Hugo Alberto Molina Botran, owner of Reforestadora de Palmas del Peten (Repsa), and the two ex

REUTERS - 2018-03-16 18:21:56

Complaint claims Trump lawyers threatened Panama magistrate

PANAMA CITY (AP) - Lawyers for President Donald Trump's family hotel business threatened a Panamanian judicial official handling a dispute related to Trump Hotels' management of a 70-story luxury hotel, according to a complaint filed with the anti-corruption division of Panama's chief prosecutor. Th


It Has Been 210 Days Since Amanda Morales Last Saw the Sun

The last time Amanda Morales walked outside-breathed the air, observed the sky, felt the pavement beneath her feet-it was summer: August 17, 2017, to be exact. The day was sparkling, the temperature hovering in the low 80s, and if Amanda's life hadn't been upended a few weeks earlier by a deportatio


Watch: A secret Mayan megacity has been discovered

Archaeologists have uncovered some massive ancient urban sprawl in the depths of Guatemala's rainforests. To see more videos like this one check out our "Digital Shorts" channel on TheBlaze.


In Guatemala, honey production is an alternative form of community development

"The first time I went to the apiary, it was an unforgettable experience. I got stung and I didn't know what to do!" says Manuela Leticia Choc Lpez. Even after that painful introduction to beekeeping, Manuela, age 21, stuck with it. Today she owns 12 beehives. Manuela had good reason to endure a tou


T&T into qualifying quarters

TRINIDAD and Tobago have scored their second successive victory to be assured of a place in the quarterfinals of the North/Central America and Carib-bean pre-qualifying tournament in Guatemala for the World Junior Tennis Championships. After crushing Guyana 3-0 when the tournament served off the day


Punishing enablers of chain illegal immigration

Is this the next focus for immigration enforcement? The Washington Times highlights a rather unusual case out of Tampa, Florida where Miguel Pacheco-Lopez was discovered to be an illegal immigrant from Guatemala working for a shady employer at a Japanese restaurant. Nothing too out of the ordinary s


Canada-owned mine at centre of Guatemala court protest

Guatemala City (AFP) - Hundreds of workers laid off at a silver mine owned by Canada's Tahoe Resources marched in the Guatemalan capital Wednesday to demand a top court order the mine reopened. Workers carried banners and placards urging the Constitutional Court to lift a temporary suspension of its


Illegal gets two years in jail

U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves on March 7 sentenced former Lenoir City resident Ludwin Leonel Monterroso-Lemus, aka Ludwid Lemus, to serve two years in prison after being found guilty for unlawful re-entry and possession of a firearm. Documents from U.S. District Court show Monterroso-Lemus, 31,


Jeff Sessions Looks Poised to Bar Domestic Abuse Victims From Getting Asylum in America

On Christmas Day of 2005, Aminta Cifuentes illegally crossed into the United States to seek asylum. Cifuentes, a Guatemalan citizen, had fled her abusive husband, who beat her weekly, raped her, and once poured turpentine on her skin in an attempt to set her on fire. Cifuentes had called the police


Engineering and Social Work Students Unite to Fight Malnutrition in Guatemala

Projects with Underserved Communities (PUC) is a yearlong course that puts students to work on a humanitarian project abroad with the goal of changing the world. Video produced by Thomas Swafford. Feature written by Sara Robberson Lentz. | March 13, 2018 Guatemala has the highest rate of chronic m


Ex-Mexico Governor Sued for Funneling Cash Into Miami Homes

The Mexican state of Veracruz is looking to recoup money it says was stolen by its imprisoned former governor and invested in real estate around Miami-Dade County. Veracruz sued in Florida state court last month saying the ill-gotten funds from former politician Javier Duarte were invested in proper


paz arquitectura's exposed concrete house in guatemala contrasts with surrounding woods

located in a new neighborhood close to guatemala city, paz arquitectura's 'LP1 house' project occupies the high part of a sloped lot with a steep topography around cypress and pine woods. since the main entrance is located in the highest point of the slope and the bedrooms are set in this area, the


Central, North American Countries Work on Joint Strategy Against Migrant Smuggling with IOM, UNODC support

San Jose - Sixty representatives from the 11 Member States of the Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) will gather in San Jose, Costa Rica, Tuesday 13 March to promote medium and long-term joint strategic policies and actions to tackle the multi-billion illegal industry of migrant smuggling. The U


Michelle Obama Interviewed Guatemalan Teen for International Women's Day

Three years after starting her Let Girls Learn initiative, former First Lady Michelle Obama continues to fight on behalf of young girls everywhere for their right to an education . In honor of International Women's Day yesterday, Mrs. Obama spoke to four young women from different parts of the world