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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 : anti-government demonstrations in the country [Video]

Guatemala : anti-government demonstrations in the country

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Guatemala: Hundreds of protesters storm Congress building [Video]

Guatemala: Hundreds of protesters storm Congress building

Protesters and police have clashed in Guatemala's capital after hundreds stormed the Congress building and set it on fire.

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Flames rip through Guatemala's Congress as street battles rage [Video]

Flames rip through Guatemala's Congress as street battles rage

Protests broke out over budget cuts to health and education.View on euronews

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Guatemala protesters torch Congress as simmering anger boils over [Video]

Guatemala protesters torch Congress as simmering anger boils over

A contentious budget bill pushed thousands into the streets to demand an end to corruption, among other grievances.

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Storm Eta lashes Cuba, brings rains to Florida [Video]

Storm Eta lashes Cuba, brings rains to Florida

Tropical storm Eta pounded central Cuba with torrential rain on Sunday, bursting the banks of rivers and causing flash flooding as it churns its way to the Florida keys. Gloria Tso reports.

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Devastating Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala [Video]

Devastating Storm Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala

Many of the dead were buried in their homes in a remote village, where about 150 houses had been swallowed by mudslides.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published
Guatemala army rescues flood victims after Hurricane Eta [Video]

Guatemala army rescues flood victims after Hurricane Eta

As the remnants of Hurricane Eta moved back over Caribbean waters, governments in Central America worked to tally the displaced and dead, and recover bodies from landslides and flooding that claimed..

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Storm Eta's death toll soars [Video]

Storm Eta's death toll soars

The death toll from torrential downpours unleashed by storm Eta leapt on Friday as Guatemalan soldiers reached a mountain village where around 100 people were killed by a landslide, adding to dozens of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published
Guatemalans make offerings to folk hero San Simon for COVID protection [Video]

Guatemalans make offerings to folk hero San Simon for COVID protection

San Simon is a venerated folk saint in the indigenous village of San Andres Itzapa, western Guatemala. View on euronews

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‘There is no work’: Hondurans brave risks in US-bound caravan [Video]

‘There is no work’: Hondurans brave risks in US-bound caravan

Guatemala is cracking down on a Honduran migrant caravan, as thousands entered the country this week.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:50Published

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Storm Eta expected to make landfall along U.S. coast

Eta has strengthened and pushed closer to the Cayman Islands after the weather system's torrential downpours triggered mudslides in Guatemala, killing at least 100 people. Officials fear the number..
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Hurricane Eta death toll grows in Guatemala

More than 100 people have died or remain missing due to mudslides in Guatemala after what was once Hurricane Eta ravaged Central America.
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Eta leaves 150 dead or missing in Guatemala, president says

As the remnants of Eta moved back over Caribbean waters, governments in Central America worked to tally the displaced and dead.
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Guatemala turns around U.S.-bound migrant caravan from Honduras

President Alejandro Giammattei said his country had an "obligation" to send the migrants back home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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16-year-old Guatemalan boy dies in U.S. custody

A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died this week in U.S. custody. Doctors say the boy had a severe brain infection upon arrival into the U.S. CBSNews.com reporter Graham Kates joined CBSN AM to discuss the..
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Trump administration deporting asylum-seekers to Guatemala

A Trump administration policy is set to take full effect in Guatemala this week. In an agreement with the Guatemalan government, migrants who came through the nation seeking refuge in the U.S. need to..
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Illinois woman accused of keeping 33 Guatemalan immigrants in her basement pleads guilty to labor trafficking

An Illinois woman accused of keeping 33 people from Guatemala in her basement pleaded guilty to a federal labor trafficking charge Tuesday.  
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Guatemala says deportation flights restart from U.S.

The United States this week resumed flying Guatemalan deportees to their homeland after a hiatus of several weeks brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Guatemala's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
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Murder of indigenous Maya healer spurs calls for justice in Guatemala

The killing of an indigenous Maya healer, who was set ablaze by a mob in rural Guatemala after he was accused of being a witch, was strongly condemned on Monday by the country's president and human..
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Guatemala president to work remotely after 18 staff get coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday that 18 employees at his office and on his security detail have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, so he will work remotely and the..
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Tropical Storm Amanda weakens after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, could reform next week in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Amanda dissipated after killing 17 people in El Salvador and Guatemala, but its remnants could form another major disturbance.  
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Guatemala president scolds U.S. for deporting migrants with coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei criticized the United States on Thursday for sending back migrants infected with the novel coronavirus to his Central American country and straining its weak..
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As hunger spreads under lockdown, Guatemalans and Salvadorans raise white flag

Strict coronavirus lockdowns in Guatemala and El Salvador have so battered local economies that hundreds of families are flying white flags outside their homes or waving them in the street: not in..
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U.S. returns migrant children despite risks worsened by coronavirus: UNICEF

The United States has returned at least 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children to Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras since early March despite risks of violence and discrimination that have..
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Maya villages in Guatemala spurn U.S. deportees as infections spike

Guatemala's indigenous Maya towns are spurning returned migrants, threatening some with burning their homes or lynching as fear spreads about more than 100 deportees from the United States who tested..
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Guatemala says 50 migrants deported from U.S. test positive for coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday a total of 50 migrants deported by the United States to Guatemala have tested positive for coronavirus, including 14 sent to the Central..
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Guatemala says 32 on deportation flight from U.S. infected with coronavirus

Thirty-two Guatemalan migrants on a deportation flight from the United States earlier this week have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Central American nation's health ministry.
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Many migrants on U.S. deportation flight had coronavirus, Guatemalan president says

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday a large number of migrants on a deportation flight to Guatemala from the United States this week were infected with the coronavirus, adding that..
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Guatemalan president says many migrants on U.S. deportation flight had coronavirus

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday a large number of migrants on a deportation flight to Guatemala from the United States earlier this week had the novel coronavirus, adding that..
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U.S. flights returning Guatemalan deportees halted after infection report

Flights deporting Guatemalan migrants from the United States will again be temporarily suspended, Guatemala's foreign ministry said on Thursday, after a mass infection of the new coronavirus was..
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Guatemala registers 16 new coronavirus cases, infections rise to 153 - president

Guatemala reported 16 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, bringing the Central American nation's total to 153 cases, President Alejandro Giammattei said.
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Guatemala seeks curbs on U.S. deportation of immigrants

Guatemala has asked the United States to limit its deportations of immigrants to the Central American country to 25 persons per plane because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, Health..
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Guatemala bans internal travel for Easter to curb coronavirus spread

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has banned travel between the different departments of the Central American country before and during Easter to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Guatemalan migrant in U.S. custody positive for coronavirus: foreign ministry

A Guatemalan migrant in U.S. custody has been hospitalized with coronavirus in the United States, the Guatemalan foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
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Migrant dies in riot in Mexican detention center amid coronavirus fears

A Guatemalan migrant died and 14 others were taken to hospital after a riot broke out in a detention center in southern Mexico, authorities said on Wednesday, as tensions rise in such facilities due to..
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Guatemalan deportees stranded in airport after three develop fever

Migrants deported on Monday to Guatemala from the United States are being held in a temporary shelter at the main airport in the central American nation, authorities said, because three minors on the..
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ICE deportation planes begin to ship stranded U.S. citizens home

Planes used by the U.S. government to deport Central American nationals will bring back U.S. citizens in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador as coronavirus travel restrictions reduce commercial..
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Panama imposes full-day curfew, Guatemala extends state of emergency

Panama's government said on Tuesday it would widen a curfew to slow the spread of the coronavirus and require people to be in quarantine at all hours beginning on Wednesday, as the number of cases..
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El Salvador suspends deportations from U.S., Mexico over coronavirus

El Salvador's government said on Wednesday it had suspended deportation flights of its nationals from the United States and Mexico until further notice in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus,..
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Guatemala says flights of deportees from U.S. suspended

Flights to Guatemala of Guatemalans and other nationalities deported from the United States under a deal with Washington have been temporarily suspended, Guatemala's government said on Tuesday, amid..
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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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South, Central American nations tighten borders to combat coronavirus

Guatemala logged its first fatality from coronavirus on Sunday as nations in South and Central America ramped up measures to contain the infection, with Panama banning entry of non-resident foreigners..
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Guatemala has first coronavirus death, Panama to keep out non-resident foreigners

Guatemala has registered its first fatality from coronavirus, the government said on Sunday, while Panama announced an aggressive set of measures to contain the spread of the virus, including banning..
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Guatemala reports first coronavirus death, an elderly man back from Spain

Guatemala has registered its first fatality from coronavirus infection, an elderly man who had recently visited Madrid, Health Minister Hugo Monroy said on Sunday, in one of the first deaths from the..
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Guatemala bans arrivals from U.S., Canada to fight coronavirus

Guatemala will from Monday widen travel restrictions to fight the spread of coronavirus, banning arrivals from the United States and Canada, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday.
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Pregnant teen falls from Texas border wall and dies as migrants take more risks to cross

A 19-year-old pregnant Guatemalan who fell attempting to scale the border barrier near El Paso has died. Her unborn child did not survive.
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Guatemala bans entry of Europeans, Chinese, others to keep out coronavirus

Guatemala said on Wednesday it will ban the entry of citizens of European countries, Iran, China, South Korea and North Korea in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, as governments around..
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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

Guatemala's government on Friday said it will respect a ruling by the nation's Constitutional Court that overturns a law allowing the government to pry into the affairs of and even dissolve..
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Exclusive: 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...
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Guatemala approves civil society restrictions despite U.S. pressure

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Thursday signed into law new rules that increase government oversight of non-profit groups operating in the Central American country, despite international..
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Guatemala's new anti-graft tsar sets sights on government 'ghost jobs'

Widespread government "ghost jobs" will likely be among the first targets of Guatemala's new anti-corruption tsar, the official said on Thursday, although the commission he heads has more limited scope..
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U.S. grants asylum to Guatemala ex-attorney general after extradition request

Guatemala's former attorney general and recent presidential candidate Thelma Aldana said on Monday the United States has granted her asylum, days after her successor filed an extradition request for..
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