Historic Guatemalan anti-corruption battle endangered

World 01/08/19, 16:58

A decade-long, U.N.-assisted anti-corruption effort that brought down a president faced extinction after the Guatemalan government ended the agreement, drawing condemnation Tuesday from transparency and rights groups.The U.N. anti-corruption commission, known by its initials as the CICIG, has angered President Jimmy Morales after it helped investigate him, his sons and ...

Guatemala pulls out of UN corruption body, expels members

America 01/08/19, 00:04

Guatemala said it was withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission and giving its prosecutors a day to leave the country, as President Jimmy Morales moved to expel a body that has investigated him, his family and top government officials.Accusing the commission of overreach and violating Guatemala's sovereignty, Foreign Minister ...

Guatemala to withdraw from UN anti-corruption commission

America 01/07/19, 17:46

Guatemala is pulling out of a United Nations-sponsored anti-corruption commission after more than a year of tension between the government and the group, which has investigated top government officials and people close to President Jimmy Morales.Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel announced the decision Monday after meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. There ...

DHS Secretary Nielsen visits border after child’s death

Texas 12/28/18, 10:50

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is visiting the Texas border city where an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy was detained with his father and later died in government custody .DHS spokeswoman Katie Waldman said Nielsen is heading to El Paso on Friday. Waldman says Nielsen will tour multiple stations and substations operated ...

NY man charged in kidnapping scheme involving Jewish sect

New York 12/27/18, 21:07

A New York man has been charged in the kidnapping of two children whose mother recently fled an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in Guatemala. The FBI arrested Aron Rosner of Brooklyn this week on charges accusing him of providing financial assistance to members of the religious group Lev Tahor in an international ...

Father of dead Guatemalan boy heard rumors they could cross

World 12/27/18, 13:49

The father of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody took his son to the border after hearing rumors that parents and their children would be allowed to migrate to the United States and escape the poverty in their homeland, the boy's stepsister told The Associated Press.Felipe Gomez ...

Medical checks ordered after 2nd child immigrant dies

Politics 12/26/18, 07:54

U.S. Customs and Border Protection have ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of an immigrant child in the agency's care this month. The death came during an ongoing dispute over border security and with a partial government ...

US says 2nd Guatemalan child has died in immigration custody

Texas 12/25/18, 14:46

An 8-year-old boy from Guatemala died in government custody in New Mexico early Tuesday, U.S. immigration authorities said, marking the second death of an immigrant child in detention this month. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release that the boy died shortly after midnight. The boy showed "signs of ...

Lawmakers call for probe into Guatemalan child’s death

U.S. 12/18/18, 20:04

Lawmakers visiting the Border Patrol station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was taken hours before her death demanded an independent investigation Tuesday into the response by federal agents."There are things that we need to learn," said U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, a California Democrat who was part of the delegation visiting ...

Guatemala: Body of girl who died in US custody set to return

Texas 12/18/18, 15:11

Guatemalan authorities say they have completed documentation needed to clear the way for repatriation of the body of a 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marta Larra says Jakelin Caal's cadaver is expected to return to Guatemala on Thursday and then be taken to ...

Child’s death highlights communication barriers on border

U.S. 12/16/18, 17:34

Shortly before a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died in U.S. custody, her father signed a form stating that his daughter was in good health. But it's unclear how much the man understood on the form, which was written in English and read to him in Spanish by Border Patrol agents.The death ...

Girl who died fled intensely poor Guatemalan village

Texas 12/15/18, 18:07

Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin received her first pair of shoes several weeks ago, when her father said they would set out together for the United States, thousands of miles from this small indigenous community in Guatemala where she spent her days plodding through mud and surrounded by coconut trees.The ...

7-year-old immigrant girl dies after Border Patrol arrest

U.S. 12/13/18, 22:24

A 7-year-old girl who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with her father last week died after being taken into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol, federal immigration authorities confirmed Thursday. The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested by agents ...

PHOTOS: photojournalist portrays volcano’s devastation

World 12/12/18, 00:00

They call it the Volcano of Fire, one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas, frequently spewing ash and gas across a swath of Guatemala west of the capital. On June 3, the mountain erupted with a fury not seen in more than a century, exploding with 1,300-degree molten ...

Evacuations urged near Guatemala’s erupting Volcano of Fire

America 11/19/18, 02:03

Disaster coordination authorities have asked 10 communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire. The 10 communities have at least 2,000 residents, but each community will decide if they evacuate or not. Antigua al Rescate, an organization that helped communities ...

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