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 ...

Guatemala strongman presided over death

| May 12, 2013

Guatemala strongman presided over death

Efrain Rios Montt ruled as Guatemala’s dictator, served as president of Congress, preached as an evangelical pastor and now, at 86, has become the first Latin American strongman to stand trial and be convicted on genocide charges in his own country. Enigmatic, with a ...