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Guatemala: Country 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 17.2 million, it is the most populous 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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Guatemala seeks to limit migrants returned under U.S. agreement [Video]

Guatemala seeks to limit migrants returned under U.S. agreement

Guatemala's new government is trying to limit the number of foreign migrants the United States sends its way under an agreement that makes the Central American nation a buffer zone to reduce U.S...

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Guatemala seeks to limit migrants returned under U.S. asylum agreement [Video]

Guatemala seeks to limit migrants returned under U.S. asylum agreement

Guatemala's new government is trying to limit the number of foreign migrants the United States sends its way under an agreement that makes the Central American nation a buffer zone to reduce U.S...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

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Panama imposes full-day curfew, Guatemala extends state of emergency

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Guatemala to close borders for two weeks to contain coronavirus

Guatemala will close its borders for the next two weeks as part of measures aimed at containing coronavirus, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Monday.
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Guatemala has first coronavirus death, Panama to keep out non-resident foreigners

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Guatemala reports first coronavirus death, an elderly man back from Spain

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Guatemala bans arrivals from U.S., Canada to fight coronavirus

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Guatemala bans entry of Europeans, Chinese, others to keep out coronavirus

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Guatemalan migrant dies in U.S. custody after gallblader operation

A Guatemalan migrant who had passed a key hurdle in her bid to win asylum in the United States has died in U.S. custody after a gallbladder operation, the Guatemalan government said on Monday.
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Guatemala court overturns government's civil society restrictions

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Guatemala approves civil society restrictions despite U.S. pressure

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Guatemala's new anti-graft tsar sets sights on government 'ghost jobs'

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Ex-Guatemalan presidential candidate sentenced in U.S. drug scheme

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Guatemalan president offers El Salvador the chance to build a port in Guatemalan waters

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Migrants stranded in Mexico cling on to hopes of reaching U.S. border

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Wednesday that clashes between migrants and members of the National Guard on the border with Guatemala this week were an "isolated case" and that..
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Guatemala's new president, Alejandro Giammattei, on Tuesday launched an anti-graft commission, after former leader Jimmy Morales chased out a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body investigating him and his..
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Hundreds of migrants waded across the river separating Guatemala from Mexico on Monday, forcing their way into the country as they seek to continue north to the border with the United States.
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