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Because he didn't, Winebrenner will have a chance to visit his mother, Marie Wiseman, this weekend on his way from Washington University in St. Louis to Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., for screenings of his film "Guatemala: On the Edge of Discovery." Two things happened that led him to ...
GUATEMALA: Troops in GUATEMALA withdrew from patrolling the country's streets on Saturday (Mar 31), after 18 years of supporting the police in the fight against crime. "This Saturday is the last day that the army will support the police. From Sunday, soldiers have to return to their brigades," an ...

As discussions around Haspel's nomination heat up, other contentious legal proceedings -- the current genocide trials in Guatemala -- remind us that U.S. sanctioning of torture has a long, dark history with which we have yet to reckon. Guatemala shows us why amnesia is dangerous and why the ... CIA
Few cities in Latin America can match Antigua Guatemala (usually referred to as just Antigua) for postcard prettiness. But this Unesco-listed city is about much more than surface-level charm and Instagram opportunities. Founded in 1543 as the seat of Spanish power in the region, it served as its ... Guatemala city
An immigration judge in Boston has ordered the deportation of a Guatemalan immigrant accused of atrocities during the country's civil war. Five months after Juan Samayoa was arrested by immigration authorities, Judge Jose Sanchez ordered him deported to Guatemala. Samayoa's wife and son ... war
BOSTON -- Juan Alicio Samayoa Cabrera, 67, accused of war crimes and human rights violations while a paramilitary commander during Guatemala's civil war, was ordered deported back to his native country on Thursday after living quietly in Providence for a quarter century. BOSTON -- A ... war

It appears that the leaders of Belize fear that not going along with the ICJ push by geo-political forces who are the "interested parties" in the case….would leave Belize out in the cold to deal with Guatemala on its own. Such a situation could, at worst, see Belize facing military domination by an ...
FREEHOLD – The First Baptist Church of Freehold has sent 75 handmade dresses to underprivileged girls in Guatemala. Members of the church's sewing club, Bits and Pieces, arranged for Corey Inzana, an international student adviser at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, to deliver the dresses to ...
Underpinned by solid, hard-earned macroeconomic stability, Guatemala's near-term growth has been good but falls short of the rates needed to achieve Guatemala's aspirations to meaningfully lift the living standards of its citizens. The mission recommends greater policy support for the economy over the ...
Bob Sessions photos ABOVE: A temple at Yaxchilan, near the border between Mexico and Guatemala, shows the Mayan mastery of stone carving. TOP RIGHT: The Mayan archaeological site of Yaxchilan is accessible only by boat or airplane. BOTTOM RIGHT: Elaborately carved stone tablets hint at the ...
Guatemala President Jimmy Morales' announced reduction of the role of the military in citizen security matters looks like a brazen attempt to score political points and probably will not reduce corruption in the institution. Morales recently announced that at the end of March the army will stop performing ...
Students from the Master of Social Work program participated in a two-week winter immersion program in Guatemala with professor Michele Eggers. Students received five hours of Spanish language instruction every day and resided with Guatemalan host families. Fruit market in a street in Guatemala ...
Tahoe Resources' legal battle for its operating license in Escobal (Guatemala) would probably conclude towards the end of 2018 or early 2019. A potential stock catalyst would be the completion of gold mining projects in Peru and Canada, which will double gold production. Social and political risks will ...
ANTIGUA GUATEMALA, Guatemala—With a second consecutive 65, American Ben Polland is on a roll as he opened a three-stroke advantage with one round to play at the Guatemala Stella Artois Open. Polland's back-to-back 7-under scores over his last 36 holes leave him at 18-under overall. Alone in ...
La Crosse Association for Home and Community Education members Leah Bork (left) and Barb Hubert assemble the shield part of reusable sanitary pads that will be sent to women and girls in Guatemala. The two were among LAHCE members who took part in a recent work session to make the feminine ...
Mexico IP A strong recovery in Mexico's construction activity helped balance slowing industrial production in January, with statistics agency Inegi reporting IP ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every month, always concentrating on how to ...
Guatemala's communications, infrastructure, and housing ministry (CIV) plans to invest around 900mn quetzales (US$123mn) in 40 road projects this year to .

But, in a few months, she plans to take the concept to a whole new level as she moves from her home near Grantsville, Md., to Guatemala. There, she will serve as a long-term missionary at Casa Para Ninos Aleluya in San Bartolome Milpas Altas — a children's home that houses, feeds and educates ...
“In Guatemala, wheelchairs are nearly impossible to come by. People with disabilities depend on family to carry them. Sometimes they use wheelbarrows. Sometimes they have no choice but to crawl,” wrote health system Executive Communications Director Melissa Tizon on her team blog as a volunteer ...
Indigenous populations in Guatemala have been using this form of justice for hundreds of years. It's a system centered on the wisdom of their ancestors. And for many, it's a more efficient and effective way to resolve problems. However, with punishments that include public lashings, it's not without ...
Guatemala produced 118,857 tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the week to March 4, against 117,086 in the previous week and 118,739 in the same period a year ago, industry data show. This brought total output in the 2017/18 (Nov/Oct) season so far to 1,888.
As expected, the international community has largely gone silent about the announcements by the US and Guatemala to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While an aberration in terms of protecting human rights, the initial furor and subsequent dismissal from international institutions' ...
An attorney for Leblanc, who had fled to Guatemala, declined to comment following Friday's hearing at Larson Justice Center. Nearly a dozen of Miner's family members attended the hearing. They wore badges with her photo and stood beside her sister, Kim Molina, as she explained their mother spent the ...
Guatemala, a country notorious for corruption, is the testing ground for a radical justice experiment. A unique legal commission is helping charge some of the most powerful people in the country, but the commission has made some powerful enemies, too. And it's fighting to survive. From Guatemala City ...
Guatemala is one of the worst countries in the world to be a child, according to the UNICEF. In a recent report, the UN says it is "seriously concerned" about the consistently high level of chronic malnutrition and violence against children. Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Guatemala. Latin America ...
The Guatemalan Produce Trade Association is highlighting the marketing, promotion and logistics expertise of its members to attract interest in the country's counter-seasonal supply of fruits and vegetables. The group's initiatives for 2018 focuses on promoting the member companies, according to a news ...
Angelina Aspuac, a Mayan-Kaqchikel activist and lawyer in Guatemala, gave a talk at Amherst College on Tuesday, on a range of issues indigenous women face in Guatemala and around the world. These issues ranged from everyday racism to her topic of focus, the systemic exploitation and appropriation ...
He's also requesting additional military equipment and training from the U.S. government to combat drug-trafficking along Guatemala's coast. The Guatemalan government made the request to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley when she visited last week, citing the nation's track record of ...
Speaking on Monday at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington, DC, Morales said that the embassy move "strongly evidences Guatemala's continued support and solidarity with the people of Israel". "In May of this year, we will celebrate Israel's 70th ...
“It is a hidden problem,” says Lily Wug, who runs a safe house for victims and survivors of violence against women in Quetzaltenango, a city in the highlands of Guatemala. “As a society we have to do more work in terms of information, raising awareness and training so that women recognise that they ...
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is releasing today the report Situation of Human Rights in Guatemala. This report is based on observations made during the on-site visit conducted from July 31 to August 4, 2017, along with other visits by the IACHR and its ... Rights
Following the Brazilian construction company's abandonment of the road work contract that had been awarded, the government intends to make a claim on the advance payment and performance bails which amounts to US$122 million dollars. The contract consisting of the extension of 140 kilometers of ... Rights
We first introduced you to a man named Victor Pablo Calal in a story, last year. He's the religious leader in El Carmen, Guatemala. He had his leg amputated decades ago and has been getting around on crutches ever since. Over the past year, we have followed his story and his bond with one northern ... Rights
I decided to go to Guatemala with my family for my cousin Rodrigo's wedding. I had just met him less than a year ago, after my dad found out a year prior he had a younger sister. My dad's sister, Rodrigo's mother, had become family to us in a short amount of time, and we would take any opportunity to go to ... Rights
Daily Mail reported that British mining boss was held hostage for more than three hours by a gang of armed men who punctured his car tyres and threatened to set the vehicle alight with him inside. Mr David Howe, vice-president of Tahoe Resources and managing director of its subsidiary Minera San ... Rights
In a recent interview, Bluestone Resources highlights the value it sees in the Mita geothermal project as part of its activities on gold exploration in Guatemala. The company is planning flow-testing of already drilled wells to explore its potential. Rights
Surrounded by a group of medical professionals, two volunteers stood out from the rest on this mission trip to Guatemala; a Leland Public Schools Spanish teacher and one of her students. “I don't know if there are really words to express it. Especially a student like Sydney, it began with her,” explained ... Rights
LUNENBURG – Each member of the Twin City Baptist Church who travels to Guatemala has their own backstory that compels them to make the trip to help out Chastutu villagers living in poverty, but they all share a mission to improve the quality of life for the villagers and spread the word of God. Rights
Seniors at Maryville Christian Group separated into groups in Guatemala. One group went to a local church to interact with the children putting on skits, playing games, and spending time with them. The second group consisted of a medical team that visited a community with limited access to medical care ... Rights
For the third time in almost exactly one year, a group of northern Michigan volunteers brought their kindness, compassion and talents to Guatemala through Mission Impact. Last month Courtney Hunter and photojournalist Jeff Blakeman took you along for just a glimpse of what this team was able to ... Rights
Imbler High School student and aspiring dental hygienist Hannah Kilpatrick took her senior project to the third world country of Guatemala, where she distributed 90 care packages filled with oral hygiene products to the village children of Xecaracoj. Kilpatrick is the daughter of Eric and Teresa Kilpatrick of ... Rights
TUCSON (KGUN 9-TV) - For the last 25 years Ila Abernathy is the project coordinator for St. Michael's Guatemala Project. She says she is now looking for her next batch of volunteers to travel with her to Guatemala in order to help people who live in rural Mayan communities with medical treatment and ... Rights
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities have arrested the country's former organized crime prosecutor as a purported participant in a network that allegedly seized properties illegally. The United Nations' anti-corruption mission in Guatemala confirmed the arrest of Rony Lopez on Friday. Rights
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church's Guatemala Project will host an information session 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 for anyone ... The Guatemala Project is a “non-sectarian, non-proselytizing partnership” between the church and rural Maya communities, according to press materials. Spanish ... Rights
A group from Wesley United Methodist Church embarked on a mission trip to Guatemala earlier this year to build a school and operate a medical clinic in the small village of La Soledad located in the southwestern part of the country. “The secondary school consisted of two crude buildings with dirt floors, ... Rights
Since the beginning of September 2017, heavy rainfall has affected Guatemala; despite the increased precipitation, soil saturation gradually decreased in some parts of the country. However, on 28 October 2018, Tropical Storm Selma dumped 250 mm of rainfall in Guatemala, increasing soil saturation and ... Rights
A bipartisan letter from US Congress members Paul Cook and Albio Sires says the future of American investment in Guatemala is being threatened by corruption and impunity prevalent in the country. In the letter, Cook and Sires advise the Guatemalan government and President Jimmy Morales to take ... Rights
Those who operate without state certification are considered clandestine by the government and risk being shut down. OPINION: In Defense of Land and Water, From Standing Rock to Guatemala. In 2006, Radio Ixchel was forced off the air and Xunic was accused of drug trafficking by the government. Rights
Sumpango, Guatemala - Sitting in a courtyard, wearing an indigenous huipil dress, Amanda Chiquito glows as she talks about the challenges and successes of working with the community radio station in Sumpango Sacatepequez, Guatemala. "There is no media that represents our community," the ... Rights
Guatemala's fight against corruption has intensified with the arrest of a former president and nine of his ex-ministers. Alvaro Colom and members of his former cabinet are suspected of having embezzled funds and committed fraud while helping set up a public bus system in Guatemala City in 2010. Rights


 

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