Mar 12, 2015

Second volcano rumbles to life in Guatemala

Two of Guatemala’s three active volcanoes have now rumbled to life, officials said Wednesday, one day after the Santiaguito volcano began belching smoke and showering nearby towns with ash. Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, in the southwest, over the past several weeks has spewed adjacent towns ...

Guatemala 'fire volcano' eruption subsides

Feb 9, 2015

Guatemala 'fire volcano' eruption subsides

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano calmed down Sunday after an eruption blanketed nearby towns in ash, the nation’s volcano monitor reported. Guatemala City’s La Aurora airport remained closed due to ash that had fallen on the runway. Ash had stopped falling on the city, the volcano ...

Guatemala's 'fire volcano' erupts, covering towns in ash

Feb 8, 2015

Guatemala's 'fire volcano' erupts, covering towns in ash

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano has erupted with thick plumes of ash that have blanketed several towns, including a popular tourist destination, while also prompting flight warnings. The volcano in southwestern Guatemala, whose name means “Fire,” spewed columns of ash 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) above sea ...

Jul 5, 2014

Guatemala ex-rebel convicted in '88 killings

A Guatemalan court issued the first conviction Friday against a leftist guerrilla commander for a massacre committed during the country’s 1960-1996 civil war. The three-judge court sentenced Solano Barrillas, 55, to 90 years in prison after convicting him of homicide and crimes against humanity ...

Plant disease raising high-end coffee price

May 19, 2014

Plant disease raising high-end coffee price

The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease and hold down the price of coffee. At issue is a fungus called coffee rust, which has caused more than $1 billion in damage across Latin America. ...

Determined Japan eases past Guatemala

Sep 6, 2013

Determined Japan eases past Guatemala

CSKA Moscow star Keisuke Honda was on target as Japan got back on the winning track with a comfortable 3-0 win over Guatemala in a friendly in Osaka on Friday night. Honda came off the bench to head Japan into a 50th-minute lead and ...

Zaccheroni focused on improving team defense

Aug 29, 2013

Zaccheroni focused on improving team defense

by Andrew Mckirdy

National team manager Alberto Zaccheroni has pledged to stick by his embattled defenders, insisting on Thursday he would not swap them for anyone else in the world. Japan takes on friendly opponents Guatemala in Osaka on Sept. 6 and Ghana in Yokohama four days ...

Guatemala extradites ex-president to U.S.

May 26, 2013

Guatemala extradites ex-president to U.S.

Guatemala extradited former President Alfonso Portillo to the United States on Friday to face charges of laundering $70 million of swindled government funds through U.S. banks. Portillo, president from 2000 to 2004, thus becomes the first former Latin American leader ever to be extradited ...