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Republic in Central America

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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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Guatemala ex-first lady faces battle for presidency after first round win

Former first lady Sandra Torres won a clear victory in the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, results showed on Monday, but the center-left candidate faces a tough test to see off her..
Reuters - Published

Mexico vows crackdown on human smugglers, aims to finish border guard reinforcement

Mexico will fully deploy National Guard forces on its southern border with Guatemala this week and will crack down on human smugglers after nearly 800 people were found in transport containers headed..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Guatemala

Trump Cuts Aid To Central America Over Migrants [Video]Trump Cuts Aid To Central America Over Migrants

According to Reuters, President Donald Trump’s administration has announced plans to permanently divert hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. The diversion of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

First Lady Leads Guatemala Election [Video]First Lady Leads Guatemala Election

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Center-left candidate Sandra Torres took an early lead in Guatemala’s presidential election on Sunday but was well short of an outright majority and will likely face a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Guatemala To Vote For New President [Video]Guatemala To Vote For New President

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemalans on Sunday began voting for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Migrants rush to enter Mexico ahead of crackdown [Video]Migrants rush to enter Mexico ahead of crackdown

Central American migrants eager to beat a crackdown by Mexico on its southern border with Guatemala scrambled into the country on Thursday as the government prepared to send thousands of National Guard..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:29Published

Migrant Caravan: Hundreds using secret convoys [Video]Migrant Caravan: Hundreds using secret convoys

Convoys of trucks which head out from a little guarded border point between Guatemala and Mexico are controlled by people smugglers. Migrants have paid thousands of dollars to get to the US border.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:24Published

Mexico toughening up migration controls at southern border [Video]Mexico toughening up migration controls at southern border

Mexico has toughened up migration controls at its southern border with Guatemala as part of a deal with the U.S. to avoid more import tariffs on Mexican goods. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Trump defends Mexico tariff threat [Video]Trump defends Mexico tariff threat

President Trump on Tuesday defended his threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods saying that without them, the U.S. "would've had nothing." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Mexico Announces Guatemela Border Plans [Video]Mexico Announces Guatemela Border Plans

Reuters reports Mexico’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that Mexico must significantly improve border infrastructure along its border with Guatemala in order to succeed on its latest..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Mexico Ramps Up Southern Border Infrastructure [Video]Mexico Ramps Up Southern Border Infrastructure

According to Reuters, Mexico’s foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday that Mexico must significantly improve border infrastructure on its southern frontier with Guatemala to make a success..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

U.S., Mexico resume talks as tariffs loom [Video]U.S., Mexico resume talks as tariffs loom

Negotiators on Friday resumed talks in Washington aimed at averting U.S. tariffs on Mexico in a raging dispute over illegal immigration. There have been signs of progress though as Mexico pledged to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:59Published

Guatemala migrants: Climate change driving exodus [Video]Guatemala migrants: Climate change driving exodus

Average daytime temperatures in Guatemala have risen over the past decade, while crop-damaging frosts are more common.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:39Published

As Mexico-U.S. talks progress, markets rise on hopes a deal could be close [Video]As Mexico-U.S. talks progress, markets rise on hopes a deal could be close

Markets have been cheered by optimism that a US/Mexico deal could be close after a second day of talks on trade and migration on Thursday. But, as Pascale Davies reports, it's still unclear if a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

Mexico to send more troops to Guatemalan border as tariffs loom [Video]Mexico to send more troops to Guatemalan border as tariffs loom

To prevent U.S. President Donald Trump from following through on his tariff threat, Mexico has offered to send up to 6,000 members of its national guard to secure its southern border with Guatemala,..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Mexican troops block migrants as tariffs loom [Video]Mexican troops block migrants as tariffs loom

Mexican soldiers, armed police and migration officials blocked hundreds of migrants after they crossed the border from Guatemala in a caravan into southern Mexico on Wednesday, and detained dozens of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

Mexico Sends Armed Forces To Meet Migrants At Guatemalan Border [Video]Mexico Sends Armed Forces To Meet Migrants At Guatemalan Border

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Mexican soldiers, armed police and migration officials blocked hundreds of migrants after they crossed the border from Guatemala in a caravan into..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Menswear takes over Manhattan [Video]Menswear takes over Manhattan

Designers reveal their Spring/Summer 2020 collections during New York Fashion Week: Mens. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

US Border Patrol To Assist Guatemala In Training Sessions [Video]US Border Patrol To Assist Guatemala In Training Sessions

U.S. Border Patrol agents and other Department of Homeland Security law enforcement are heading south. They are being sent to Guatemala to assist in training missions with local authorities. They will..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Guatemalan family mourns son who died in US custody [Video]Guatemalan family mourns son who died in US custody

The Guatemalan family of a 16-year-old boy is in mourning after the boy died under the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published

Lawmaker calls U.S. migrant policies resulting in deaths 'intentional' [Video]Lawmaker calls U.S. migrant policies resulting in deaths 'intentional'

Democratic Representative Lauren Underwood on Wednesday said migrant deaths in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection were 'intentional' and a policy choice made by the Trump administration...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:21Published

Guatemalan Teenager Dies In U.S. Border Patrol Custody [Video]Guatemalan Teenager Dies In U.S. Border Patrol Custody

According to Reuters, U.S. officials said a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died on Monday in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas. The boy was the fifth Guatemalan minor since December to die after being..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

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

 

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration announced on Monday plans to permanently divert hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three..
Reuters - Published

U.S. to withhold hundreds of millions in Central America aid

U.S. President Donald Trump's administration announced on Monday plans to permanently divert hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, after Trump blasted the three..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala ex-first lady Torres short of majority in first-round vote

Guatemala's presidential election was headed for a runoff as results on Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres a clear lead but far short of the outright majority needed to avoid a second..
Reuters - Published

Mexico says it will finish National Guard roll-out to stem migration this week

Mexico will complete deployment of National Guard forces on its southern border with Guatemala this week as part of a new immigration control plan agreed with Washington, Foreign Minister Marcelo..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala election headed for runoff, former first lady Torres leads

Guatemala's presidential election appeared to be headed for a runoff as partial results on Monday gave center-left candidate Sandra Torres an early lead but far short of the majority needed to avoid a..
Reuters - Published

Former first lady Torres takes lead in Guatemala election

Center-left candidate Sandra Torres took an early lead in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday but was well short of an outright majority and will likely face a major test from a conservative..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala's center-left candidate Torres takes early lead in election

Early results from Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday showed center-left candidate Sandra Torres leading the race from her nearest conservative rival Alejandro Giammattei by more than seven..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala votes for new president, runoff likely to decide outcome

Guatemalans on Sunday voted for a new president, who will face the daunting challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has ravaged the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala votes for new president amid tensions over violence, migration

Guatemalans on Sunday began voting for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Guatemalan presidential hopefuls square off in first round vote

Guatemalans will choose between a gaggle of presidential hopefuls on Sunday's election at a time when drug trafficking and violence top the list of voter concerns, and a trailblazing anti-corruption..
Reuters - Published

U.S. plan to make Guatemala take asylum seekers called ludicrous by rights group

A U.S. plan to make asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador seek refuge in Guatemala instead of the United States would endanger, not protect, refugees, a prominent rights group said on Friday as..
Reuters - Published

Drug cartels' ties to politics in spotlight as Guatemala votes

The mayor of Nueva Concepcion, a town on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, stands accused by prosecutors of drug trafficking and money laundering for Mexican cartels that use the coastal route to..
Reuters - Published

Migrants rush to enter Mexico ahead of security crackdown demanded by Trump

Central American migrants eager beat a crackdown by Mexico on its southern border with Guatemala scrambled into the country on Thursday as the government prepared to send thousands of National Guard..
Reuters - Published

Number of Mexican undocumented immigrants has sharply declined since 2007

The number of unauthorized immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador has increased
CBS News - Published

Global court to hear Guatemala-Belize territorial dispute

Guatemala and Belize have asked the United Nations' highest body for inter-state disputes to help resolve a border disagreement that has rumbled on for centuries, the court said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Guatemala, Belize take territorial dispute to World Court

The International Court of Justice said on Wednesday it had been notified by Guatemala and Belize that they wish it to help them resolve a border dispute.
Reuters - Published

Mexico reveals border infrastructure plan; Trump vows migration deal details

Mexico must significantly improve border infrastructure on its southern frontier with Guatemala to succeed on its deal with the United States to reduce migration, Mexico's foreign minister said on..
Reuters - Published

Mexico to ramp up southern border infrastructure to tackle migration

Mexico must significantly improve border infrastructure on its southern frontier with Guatemala to make a success of a deal struck last week with the United States to reduce migration, Mexico's foreign..
Reuters - Published

Mexico must bolster southern border to address migration: foreign minister

Mexico must expand migration facilities on its southern border with Guatemala to ensure it makes a success of a deal struck last week with the United States to reduce migrant flows, Mexico's foreign..
Reuters - Published

Eye Opener at 8: Trump administration hopes Mexico can tighten Guatemala border

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
CBS News - Published

Mexico to deploy up to 6,000 National Guard members to Guatemalan border

After reaching a tariff deal with the United States, Mexico is expected to send up to 6,000 National Guard members to tighten its Guatemalan border soon. The Trump administration is hoping that if..
CBS News - Published

It's business as usual at Mexico's southern border despite Trump deal

On Saturday, at the busiest crossing point along Mexico's porous southern border with Guatemala, evidence of Mexico's promised crackdown on waves of new arrivals trying to reach the United States was..
Reuters - Published

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