Mar 26, 2016

Guatemala wins shocker over U.S.

Guatemala dealt a lackluster United States a devastating 2-0 defeat in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday. With goals in the first 15 minutes from Rafael Morales and Carlos Ruiz and an outstanding performance from goalkeeper Paulo Motta, Guatemala earned its first-ever World ...

Dec 8, 2015

Guatemala jolted by deep M5.7 temblor; no damage reported

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook southern Guatemala on Monday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, though there were no immediate reports of damage. The USGS said that the epicenter was near the country’s Pacific coast, less than a mile (1 km) from the municipality ...

Hundreds feared dead in Guatemala landslide, hopeful keep digging

Oct 4, 2015

Hundreds feared dead in Guatemala landslide, hopeful keep digging

Hopes faded of finding any remaining survivors of a massive landslide in Guatemala that killed at least 73 people, even as families scrabbled through rubble to find the bodies of loved-ones, with hundreds of others still missing. Distraught relatives of the victims shoveled alongside ...

Jul 8, 2015

Ex-dictator found mentally unfit for new Guatemala genocide trial

Guatemala’s forensic authority declared on Tuesday that former dictator Efrain Rios Montt is mentally unfit to be tried again on genocide charges, two years after a historic conviction of the former strongman was thrown out on a technicality. The National Forensic Science Institute determined ...

Guatemala opens corruption probe against president

Jun 11, 2015

Guatemala opens corruption probe against president

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina will be investigated for alleged corruption and Congress has been asked to consider lifting his immunity, the Supreme Court said Wednesday. The president has faced major protests calling for his resignation since a U.N.-backed investigation reported in April a ...