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BREAKING: Mexico Closes Their Own Southern Border to Guatemala!
Is President Trump’s immigration philosophy rubbing off on Mexico?. Mexico is finally clamping down on their own southern border to thwart caravans including shutting down ports of entry from Guatemala.
Where to Go Birding in El Petén, Guatemala: Part 2
The Maya Forest, the largest tropical rainforest north of the Amazon Basin, stretches across northern Guatemala, southern Mexico, and much of Belize. The region is peppered with ancient ruins, including Tikal, a ceremonial center with magnificent temples, pyramids, palaces, and public squares.
7-Year-Old Jackeline Caal Died in Border Patrol Custody After Migrating From Guatemala
A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) custody, the Washington Post reported. Identified by a Guatemalan foreign ministry official as Jackeline Caal, the girl had traveled with family to the border in the New Mexico desert, where they turned themselves into Border Patro
R&K Insider: Cooking with fire in Balochistan, resisting with farm tools in Guatemala
This week on Roads & Kingdoms, the woman whose restaurant divided a community in Quetta, Pakistan, farmers fight Big Palm Oil in Guatemala, and London’s pettiest crimes. This post originally appeared on December 14, 2018, in R&K’s weekly newsletter. Read the archives and subscribe to the newsletter.
Fighting for land in Guatemala
Feeding global demand, palm-oil plantations in Guatemala have created a cycle of poverty—and conflict. The indigenous Mayan Q’eqchi communities that live in northeastern Guatemala have become accustomed to being neglected by the government.
Mexico is closing their border… with Guatemala
The new Mexican government of incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (or “AMLO”) continues to pleasantly surprise me. Not only have we seen increased cooperation with Mexican law enforcement on our own southern border, but he seems to be serious about attacking the illegal immigration proble
C-Market Stories: Felix Camposeco, Acodihue, Guatemala
In this series on Barista Magazine Online, coffee producers talk about what a low C-market price means to them. Earlier this year, the global commodity market for coffee fell to a 12-year low, dropping below $1.00/lb., which in many cases is below the cost of production for coffee farmers. At the Wo
PHOTOS: Mrs. Sarah Netanyahu Meets With Leaders Of Guatemala’s Jewish Community
(PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE) The Prime Minister’s wife, Mrs. Sarah Netanyahu, met with the Guatemalan Jewish community, together with a delegation from the Foreign Ministry and members of the Israeli Embassy in Guatemala.
Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales in Belize for SICA
Guatemala’s President Jimmy Morales arrived at the Philip Goldson International Airport today. Guatemala takes over the Pro Tempore Presidency of the Central American Integration System (SICA). Morales was greeted by officials of Guatemala’s Embassy in Belize along with representatives from Belize’s
What's Climate Doing to Guatemala's Coffee?
The Samalá River watershed on Guatemala’s Pacific coast is a highly productive region for staple and cash crops. It’s also known for having one of the highest incidences of natural disasters in the country. Among the diverse agricultural production in the region, coffee stands as one of the most imp
A Look at Brutalist Guatemala
Guatemala and its architectural timeline are heavily influenced by the legacy of the Mayans and the presence of the Spanish colonial period. Various churches, covenants, and public buildings such as The Antigua Cathedral and Casa Santo Domingo are merely a few examples of the architectural influence
Sara Netanyahu Visits Guatemala, Joins Israeli Aid Efforts
JERUSALEM, Israel – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, arrived in Guatemala Monday evening with an official Foreign Ministry delegation. The prime minister's wife came at the invitation of Guatemalan First Lady Patricia Marroquin, wife of President Jimmy Morales, to strengthen t
Guatemala: An indigenous community rejects, then accepts, a protected area
RÍO SARSTÚN, Guatemala — Riding in a small motorboat along the Atlantic coast of Guatemala, Francisco Cuz Acal looked over his left shoulder at the lush forest cover whizzing by. To his right lay nothing but open water. Straight ahead, far off in the distance, he could just barely make out the Beliz
Bearden junior spends Thanksgiving break doing mission work in Guatemala
Thanksgiving break is a great time to relax and recuperate from school by spending time with family, taking naps, or binging Netflix, but one Bearden student chose to spend her break in a less conventional way.
AP photojournalist portrays devastation of Guatemala's 'Volcano of Fire' through black-and-white panoramas
SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — They call it the Volcano of Fire, one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas, frequently spewing ash and gas across a swath of Guatemala west of the capital. On June 3, the mountain erupted with a fury not seen in more than a century, exploding with 1,300
In the highlands of Guatemala, finding hope and the impact of the U.S.
With the talk about migrants from Central America traveling to reach the U.S., we’d like to share our experiences there. We recently returned from our fourth volunteer trip to Guatemala. We were there to help build a school in a Mayan village. Working with villagers, we mixed cement by hand, carried
Cash Luna Corruption Case May Reveal Guatemala Nexus of Drugs and Religion
A new investigation alleges that one of the most influential evangelical pastors in Guatemala took money from a high-profile drug trafficker, underscoring how the church acts as a powerbroker in the Central American nation.
Guatemala’s Uphill Battle Against Corruption
The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala has gained important enemies and faces an unprecedented level of opposition within the country’s highest levels of government.
Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 17 km SSW of Santo Domingo Suchitepequez, Guatemala
A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Santo Domingo Suchitepequez in Guatemala on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -91.5715 West, latitude 14.3311 North, depth = 75.63 km. The temblor was detected at 11:45:56 / 11:45 am (local time epicenter).
Can artificial intelligence save one of the world's most beautiful lakes?
When algae blooms first appeared in Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan in 2009, its more than 200,000 residents were shocked, says Africa Flores, a native of Guatemala and research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.