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Guatemala: Republic in Central America
Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the Pacific Ocean to the south. With an estimated population of around 16.6 million, it is the most populated country in Central America. Guatemala is a representative democracy; its capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.

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Guatamalan migrant teen dies in U.S. custody

A 16-year-old boy from Guatemala was found unresponsive at a Border Patrol station in Texas today, a week after he was apprehended crossing the U.S. border. CBS News investigative reporter Graham Kates..
CBS News - Published

Guatemalan Teenager Dies at Border Station While Awaiting Move to Shelter

The unidentified 16-year-old boy is the third migrant child to die in Custom and Border Protection’s custody since December. All three of the children were from Guatemala.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for Guatemala

U.S. Border Agent Accused of Slurs Before Bumping Migrant With Truck [Video]U.S. Border Agent Accused of Slurs Before Bumping Migrant With Truck

According to Reuters, text messages sent by a U.S. Border Patrol agent before he knocked over a migrant with a pickup truck showed that he called migrants “subhuman,” and “savages." Documents in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Holy Thursday in Guatemala [Video]Holy Thursday in Guatemala

Hundreds of faithful took part in a Holy Thursday procession took in the Guatemalan city of Antigua on Thursday to mark the start of a series of solemn ceremonies in the lead up to Easter.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Some Achievable Fixes To The Asylum System [Video]Some Achievable Fixes To The Asylum System

Managing the growing numbers of asylum claims on the southern border is only becoming more challenging.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 02:17Published

Central American Children To Reunite with Parents in the US [Video]Central American Children To Reunite with Parents in the US

A lawsuit was filed by the families of children who had been approved to enter the U.S. before the Central American Minors program ended.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

U.S. aid helped Guatemalan farmers from migrating [Video]U.S. aid helped Guatemalan farmers from migrating

More programs backed by the United States Agency for International Development are in jeopardy after U.S. President Donald Trump said he will end Washington’s aid to Guatemala, El Salvador and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

U.S. aid helped Guatemalan farmers form migrating [Video]U.S. aid helped Guatemalan farmers form migrating

More programs backed by the United States Agency for International Development are in jeopardy after U.S. President Donald Trump said he will end Washington’s aid to Guatemala, El Salvador and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

Closing The US-Mexico Border Could Also Close Auto Industry [Video]Closing The US-Mexico Border Could Also Close Auto Industry

Mexico was one of the largest suppliers of goods to the U.S. in 2017. The top category? Vehicles.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:44Published

Trump ready to close Mexico border if necessary [Video]Trump ready to close Mexico border if necessary

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was prepared to close the U.S. southern border if necessary but that Mexico has apprehended thousands of people in recent days and its actions have made a big..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:28Published

Trump Cuts Central American Aid [Video]Trump Cuts Central American Aid

Democratic lawmakers and other supporters of foreign aid to Central America fumed over the weekend following President Donald Trump’s announcement Friday that he will cut hundreds of millions in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump's border closure threat looms over aid cut [Video]Trump's border closure threat looms over aid cut

The Trump administration says the threat to close U.S. border entry points overrun by asylum seekers is real, a day after the U.S. government cut funding to Central American countries. Gavino Garay has..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

State Department Ending Aid to Northern Triangle [Video]State Department Ending Aid to Northern Triangle

​The U.S. will cut off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras after President Trump blamed them for "setting up" migrant caravans.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Possible US-Mexico border closure sparks concern [Video]Possible US-Mexico border closure sparks concern

Workers and students who frequently cross the U.S. border with Mexico worried over the weekend about the impact on their lives if President Donald Trump follows through on a threat to shut entry points..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

U.S. Cuts Aid To El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras [Video]U.S. Cuts Aid To El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

According to Business Insider, the United States will no longer provide aid to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. US President Donald Trump proposed to cut funding to the three South American..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Autopsy Reveals Guatemalan Migrant Girl Died Of Sepsis [Video]Autopsy Reveals Guatemalan Migrant Girl Died Of Sepsis

Reuters reports a Texas medical examiner’s autopsy report released on Friday showed that the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl in U.S. federal custody in December was caused by strep-induced..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Autopsy Report of Girl Who Died in CBP Custody Released [Video]Autopsy Report of Girl Who Died in CBP Custody Released

The girl died in U.S. Customs and Border Protection Custody last December.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

 

Guatemalan teenage boy dies in U.S. Border Patrol custody

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas, U.S. officials said, making him the fifth Guatemalan minor to die after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •CBS News

Guatemalan migrant child dies after Mexican detention

A 10-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl died after being taken to hospital from a Mexico City immigration detention center, Mexican authorities said on Thursday, adding to a growing number of deaths of..
Reuters - Published

Trump will not cut police aid to Central America, Barr says

U.S. President Donald Trump will not cut aid to police forces in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, his attorney general said on Thursday, softening a previous order to cut foreign assistance to the..
Reuters - Published

Guatemalan child dies after crossing border

A 2-and-a-half-year-old Guatemalan child who was apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso last month has died of pneumonia. Officials said the child was no longer in U.S. custody. This was the..
CBS News - Published

Trump won't cut Central American police aid: Barr

U.S. President Donald Trump will not cut aid to police forces in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, a senior official said on Thursday, softening a previous order to cut foreign assistance to the..
Reuters - Published

Guatemalan toddler dies in US custody at border, 4th death since December

A fourth Guatemalan child has died after being in custody for weeks at the U.S./Mexico border. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has more.
USATODAY.com - Published

Republican lawmakers: Invest in Central American women to ease immigration border crisis

America needs to stand with people like the moms we met in Guatemala. US aid can give them opportunity and an incentive to stay in their home country.
USATODAY.com - Published

Guatemalan toddler apprehended at U.S.-Mexico border dies

Child is the fourth migrant child to die since December after being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border
CBS News - Published

Migrant boy, 2, dies after being detained by US Border Patrol; 4th death of minor since December

A Guatemalan official says a 2½-year-old migrant child has died after crossing the border, the fourth to die in U.S. custody since December.
USATODAY.com - Published

Guatemala court ruling all but ends ex-prosecutor's election hopes

Guatemala's top court on Wednesday rejected an appeal to clear the way for a former attorney general to seek the country's presidency next month, all but ending her chances of competing.
Reuters - Published

Guatemala court bars ex-dictator's daughter from presidential race

Guatemala's top judicial body said on Monday that it had barred the daughter of former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt from participating in the country's presidential elections in June.
Reuters - Published

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