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(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To This Post). Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what's goin' down in the several states where, as we know, the real work of governmentin' gets done, and where the cards are no good that you're holding, unless they're from another world. Occasionally, as we ...
Federal officials lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children last year after a government agency placed the minors in the homes of adult sponsors in ... Portman began investigating after a case in his home state of Ohio, where eight Guatemalan teens were placed with human traffickers and forced to work on ...

For now, the Russians will remain in prison, the same one where former President Otto Perez Molina and other ex-officials are being held on accusations of corruption. The high court's decision did not order them freed while prosecutors reconsider the case and decide whether to seek a retrial.
Guatemala had suffered under years of bloody and corrupt dictatorships, but the brief tenure of Rios Montt exceeded his predecessors in ferocity. ... The baleful network of interests that he, his colleagues, and their predecessors and successors in the Guatemalan military and government created still ...
The efforts of the Attorney General's Office to fight rampant impunity and protect human rights in Guatemala must continue and even increase, Amnesty International said today, ahead of the appointment of the new Attorney General and Head of the Public Prosecutor's Office. “President Jimmy Morales must ...
To date, Impact Ministries has assisted in the completion of seven schools in the mountain region near Tactic, Guatemala. School officials said that the annual trip is meant to help open the eyes of students to the issues and needs of the world outside of Canada. “The trip caused me to reflect on my own life ...

John Briceno, Opposition Leader: “Well of course we want to congratulate the Guatemalan people in holding it seems one of the most successful referendums in quite a long ... The government of Belize seems to have had no plan as to what will be the reason should Guatemala vote yes, there is no plan.
IT SOUNDS like an outrageous act of provocation. In a referendum on April 15th, Guatemalan voters chose to file a claim at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) demanding sovereignty over 53% of Belize, their eastern neighbour. The Belizean government, however, responded with congratulations, ...
Guatemala's central government fiscal deficit is low relative to peers. In 2017, it reached 1.3% of GDP, up marginally from the decade-low of 1.1% of GDP in 2016. The Guatemalan Congress failed to pass the 2018 budget, resulting in the 2017 budget being rolled over. Fitch expects the deficit to fall ...
The Guatemalan government has claimed that 98 percent of all registered Guatemalans have voted for taking a long standing border dispute between Guatemala and Belize to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). There are just two things wrong with this whole voting process. First, there were many ...
"In Guatemala, Mayan social movements warn that the consult regarding the land and sea dispute with Belize hides capitalist interests with the intention of legalizing the looting and sacking of the region's natural resources." The Guatemalan government has promoted and safeguarded mining, hydroelectric ...
And yet, two years later, the Guatemalan government has not carried out most of the collective reparations measures ordered by the court. In large part this is because the main cause of the violence – a dispute over land that historically belonged to the Maya Q'eqchi people – has still not been resolved, ...
By BBN Staff: The Government of Belize (GOB) has released a statement informing the nation that it rejects completely the comments made by Guatemalan Vice President Jafeth Cabrera who stated that Belize will be holding a referendum in May of 2018. Yesterday, Belize's Ambassador to Guatemala, ...
By Richard Harrison: Yesterday the people of Guatemala, after several months of enticement by their government to covet their neighbours territory….voted a resounding NO to the claim of their government over Belize. Only 26% of their voting population took the time to participate in their referendum on the ...
The Guatemalan Governments has intensified its campaign to take its territorial, maritime and insular claim on Belize to the International Court of Justice, ICJ. Six days from today, on Sunday, April 15, more than seven million eligible Guatemalan voters will decide whether they want the dispute to be ...
This is not the first time the government has shown unfriendly attitude toward the commission; President Morales tried to expel Velasquez in August, but was blocked by the country's top court. Guatemala has been plagued by mass protests and calls for the removal of the current president after his son and ...
But months before the joint military operation, the Guatemalan government already knew about de Leon's criminal activities. Guatemala's general attorney knew de Leon had direct contact with Emigdio Rodas Diaz, son of a front man for Jose Arturo Lagos Reyes “the Ghost,” head of the Hemster Locos ...

Vian was educated in Guatemala, El Salvador and Rome and taught in El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama. The 70-year-old archbishop died at Esperanza University Hospital. The Guatemalan government has declared three days of national mourning, following which Vian will be interred, on Tuesday, ...
Richard W. Gates III, who helped manage Donald Trump's presidential campaign after making millions of dollars advising Ukraine's pro-Kremlin government, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to federal agents, becoming the latest former Trump aide to cooperate with ...
Police will question Mr Fuentes over ties to a public transport project in Guatemala City during Mr Colom's 2008-12 government. None of the people arrested has been formally charged with a crime. Mr Colom is not the first Guatemalan leader to face corruption accusations. Mr Sandoval said the detentions ...
While the station has had great success, it also continues to battle for a legal space on the airwaves. Under Guatemala's law, licenses are only given to those who are able to buy bandwidth at auction for about $28,000. Those who cannot afford to buy the license risk being raided by the Guatemalan Public ...
In the decade since the Guatemalan government invited the United Nations-backed anti-corruption panel to work alongside the attorney general's office, a series of investigations have uncovered graft reaching to the top of the political establishment. Former President Alfonso Portillo was accused of ...
He further alleged that Belizean authorities fired first on unarmed Guatemalan civilians. An independent investigation later conducted by the Organization of American States proved that all Morales' statements were inaccurate, prompting the Government of Guatemala to call for the removal of OAS Special ...
Valiente, 77, who lives in Fontana, was chief of the National Police in Guatemala's second-largest city, Quetzaltenango. In 1987 he was charged with the kidnapping and murder of two people affiliated with the Agronomy Department at the Centro Universitario de Occidente, according to prosecutors.
By BBN Staff: The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) says it does not have any confidence in the protest note that Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington sent to the Guatemalan government with respect to the offensive map being printed there, showing Belize as a part of its territory. BPP Chairman, Paco ...
Thousands gathered in a colonial city in Guatemala this week for an annual Christmas tradition. They marked the beginning of the Christmas season by what's called "The Burning of the Devil." Every year on the night of Dec. 7, Guatemalans build bonfires to burn effigies of the devil. It is a tradition that ...
Its three countries – Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras – are three of the highest per capita homicide countries in the world. Since the ... What most Canadian don't know is that one of the roots of this war was an agreement between the then Guatemalan government and the Canadian company INCO to ...
As ambassador to Guatemala for three years until September, he earned a reputation for speaking out and several times had to face calls for his expulsion ... "His appointment sends a signal that the Trump administration is taking the crisis in Venezuela very seriously,'' said Duddy, who now teaches at Duke ...
Obama officials imposed anti-American radicals on Guatemala's government, protecting armed groups that force poor rural inhabitants to participate in a ... The new ambassador has indicated a different approach and made supportive public appearances with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales.
Guatemalan elders in the city of Casillas attend a press conference about the risks of a nearby silver mine in San Rafael Las Flores on Oct. 26, 2017. ... About a quarter of this violence took place in Guatemala, but the report noted that Canada's federal government and industry do not typically disclose such ...
U.S. forces were involved in toppling governments from Guatemala to Iran to Chile. And of course, a costly war of choice was waged in Vietnam. In concert with its allies, the U.S. set about building a liberal international order that would embed international cooperation and create safe spaces for capitalist ...
A Kentucky lawyer who disappeared after his conviction in a massive Social Security fraud case is in a Honduran jail. Eric Conn escaped house arrest in Lexington six months ago before heading to New Mexico. He then reportedly traveled to Mexico and Guatemala, and spent the last three months in ...
It includes Belize within Guatemalan territory, separating it only with a dotted line. ... State's strong commitment to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Belize, urging the Government of Guatemala to comply with its formal agreements to formulate a Sarstoon River protocol with the Government of Belize.
Amalia Lemus of the Diocesan Commission for Environmental Defense in Guatemala sheds a tear while explaining the conflict stirred by Canadian mining project near her hometown of Casillas, Santa Rosa. She spoke on a panel of Guatemalan women human rights defenders in Guatemala City on Oct. 25 ...
The U.S. State Department plans to appoint a new leader to the U.S. embassy in Venezuela amid increasing tensions with the beleaguered South American nation. Todd D. Robinson, the former U.S. ambassador to Guatemala, has been chosen to lead the embassy in Caracas, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a ...
On May 15th, 1984, Felix Estrada went on a morning run near the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City, just as he did every day. His brother Salomon, who he shared a room with, heard him come back, shower, get dressed, and leave again at 6:30AM. At first, it seemed like any other morning.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The federal government, in the most complete statistical snapshot of immigration enforcement under President Donald Trump, says Border ... Starting around 2011, large numbers from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras began entering the country in South Texas, which replaced Arizona as the ...
Guatemala's adoption system was riddled with mass corruption—indeed, the United Nations documented over 3,000 irregular adoptions— prompting the Guatemalan government to pursue legislative reforms. Those anti-corruption measures, however, threatened to shut off all international adoptions.
Four siblings, abandoned by their parents, found themselves living on the streets in Guatemala. .... The children speak a remote Guatemalan dialect, but through a translator were able to tell detention center officials they had a relative in Colorado, where they were placed and where they came into contact ...
Two indigenous Maya girls retrieving water following a gun battle between members of the Guerrilla Army of the Poor and Guatemalan Army soldiers in San ... openly provided military advisers and equipment, American support for Guatemala's military government was purposefully hidden and downplayed.
Samayoa was a paramilitary commander during the bloodiest phase of Guatemala's civil war, when tens of thousands of civilians died at the hands of government forces. Public prosecutors in Guatemala want him to stand trial there for murder and manslaughter. And among Guatemalan migrants living here ...
The Fenix Ferronickel project, in Guatemala, used to belong to ... that a legal eviction was conducted by the Guatemalan government in the ...
The Guatemalan government confirmed that three adults are suffering ... and headache,” but some Zika patients in Guatemala have also had ...
Parishioners, many of them from Guatemala, who speak only the native Mayan ... “There is a Guatemalan community in Chicago, but as far as being able to find ... For immigration court hearings — for which the government is ...
Father Jean-Marie Boxus, a Belgian missionary in Guatemala. ... by both the government and the guerillas for allegedly siding with the other.
In addition to the physical, psychological and economic violence experienced by many Guatemalan women, indigenous women also face significantly higher rates of ... Successive governments have done little to deliver justice or economic power to these women, and impunity has helped to normalise sexual violence.
Guatemala Mayor 'Tres Kiebres': The Art of Being '3 Times Broken' ..... And the former Guatemalan official who spoke to InSight Crime about ...
A banner left by Guatemalan prosecutors at ranch seized in a corruption probe reads " ... Commission Against Impunity In Guatemala to stem corruption. ... Amidst allegations of corruption, anti-government protests are ...
We do give thanks—to Zachary for the mission that brought him to Guatemala; to Ambassador Espina and the Guatemalan government for ...
'Screaming in terror': teen survivor relives ordeal of Guatemala ... night in March when a fire at the government-run children's shelter in San ... de Derechos Humanos en Guatemala (The Guatemalan Human Rights Law Firm).


 

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