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Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala urge protections for U.S. 'Dreamers'

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Illegal immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala charged with federal crimes

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Aging Guatemala Drug Lord Freed by US After Debate Over Mental State

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US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice president

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Trump’s wall pledge sparks surge in Central American immigrants

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Telefonica suspends customer service operations in Guatemala after killings
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The Guatemalan unit of telecommunications firm Telefonica SA suspended its customer service operations and closed its shops over the weekend after three of its employees were shot to death in the Central American nation. The three killings and the wounding of a fourth employee occurred in four separate attacks on Friday. “For the safety of our employees, we decided to suspend customer service but will restart tomorrow (Monday) and gradually recover normal operation,” the representative said   Read More ...
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Anti-president protests during Guatemala independence day
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Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala urge protections for U.S. 'Dreamers'
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico and Central American countries they will lobby U.S. lawmakers to protect young illegal immigrants who saw their lives thrown into limbo on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would end a program that shields them from deportation. Trump announced plans to halt the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has protected from deportation nearly 800,000 young men and women who entered the United States illegally as children   Read More ...
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Guatemala emerges as safe haven for other Central Americans - UN
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Guatemala City hospital 'gang attack' leaves seven dead
Seven people have been shot dead and twelve others injured in a hospital in the Guatemalan capital, Guatemala City. Police suspect the attackers were members of the Mara Salvatrucha criminal gang who were trying to free one of their jailed leaders. The leader had been taken under armed guard to Roosevelt Hospital for tests. The gunmen opened fire outside the emergency department killing two guards, two hospital workers, a bystander and two children   Read More ...
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At least seven dead in suspected gang attack at Guatemala hospital
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured on Wednesday after suspected gang members attacked a hospital in the capital in a bid to free a jailed associate who went there under police supervision for a checkup, officials said. "Anderson Daniel Cabrera, a gang member from the Mara Salvatrucha, was coming for a medical review," police spokesman Jorge Aguilar said, adding the suspected gang members "are suspected of wanting to rescue him   Read More ...
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Gunmen attack Guatemala hospital
Guatemala City: Gunmen have stormed one of Guatemala's largest hospitals and opened fire in an assault staged to free an imprisoned gang member, officials say. At least seven people were killed and five were arrested. Carlos Soto, director of the Roosevelt Hospital in the capital, said an unknown number of attackers entered the facility on Wednesday morning and began shooting. The jailed suspect, who had been brought there for lab tests, was at large   Read More ...
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US and Mexico immigration: Portraits of Guatemalan refugees in limbo
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Many of Guatemala’s refugees produced by its long civil war are still stateless today. The war lasted between 1954 and 1996 and inflicted significant harm, particularly on indigenous Mayans. The conflict prompted to flee to Mexico, where up to 43,000 refugees established settlement camps   Read More ...
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Officials: Guatemalan citizen among dead in S.A. from smuggling operation, death toll climbs to 10
Updated 7:03 pm, Monday, July 24, 2017 A 20-year-old from Guatemala was among the 10 people who died during a smuggling operation that ended in San Antonio, according to that country's foreign affairs ministry. Officials were called to a Walmart parking lot at 8538 S. Interstate 35 and Texas 16 after a person in the trailer approached an employee asking for water   Read More ...
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S. Korean man shot to death, another seriously injured by armed robbers in Guatemala
A group of armed robbers shot to death the chief of a South Korean company's factory and seriously injured another worker on Sunday after storming their lodgings in the city of Villa Nueva, south of Guatemala City, the South Korean Embassy in Guatemala City said Monday. The embassy said the three armed men broke into the house where the two South Korean workers lived around 11:40 a   Read More ...
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Korean man shot to death, another seriously injured by armed robbers in Guatemala
MEXICO CITY -- A group of armed robbers shot to death the chief of a South Korean company's factory and seriously injured another worker on Sunday after storming their lodgings in the city of Villa Nueva, south of Guatemala City, the South Korean Embassy in Guatemala City said Monday.The embassy said the three armed men broke into the house where the two South Korean workers lived around 11:40 a   Read More ...
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S. Korean man shot to death, another seriously injured by armed robbers in Guatemala
MEXICO CITY, June 26 (Yonhap) -- A group of armed robbers shot to death the chief of a South Korean company's factory and seriously injured another worker on Sunday after storming their lodgings in the city of Villa Nueva, south of Guatemala City, the South Korean Embassy in Guatemala City said Monday. The embassy said the three armed men broke into the house where the two South Korean workers lived around 11:40 a   Read More ...
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Guatemala Declares Emergency in Border Areas to Fight Heroin Trafficking
GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala's government has declared a state of emergency in two municipalities bordering Mexico, and will send troops to fight drug-trafficking groups that have proliferated in the region. Residents of the Ixchiguan and Tajumulco municipalities in the department of San Marcos have been living in fear due to a bloody conflict among criminal gangs backed by Mexican cartels to control drug-trafficking routes, the Interior Ministry said   Read More ...
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Guatemala declares emergency in border areas to fight heroin trafficking
Guatemala's government has declared a state of emergency in two municipalities bordering Mexico, and will send troops to fight drug-trafficking groups that have proliferated in the region. Residents of the Ixchiguan and Tajumulco municipalities in the department of San Marcos have been living in fear due to a bloody conflict among criminal gangs backed by Mexican cartels to control drug-trafficking routes, the Interior Ministry said   Read More ...
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Guatemala declares emergency in border areas to fight heroin trafficking
GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's government has declared a state of emergency in two municipalities bordering Mexico, and will send troops to fight drug-trafficking groups that have proliferated in the region. Residents of the Ixchiguan and Tajumulco municipalities in the department of San Marcos have been living in fear due to a bloody conflict among criminal gangs backed by Mexican cartels to control drug-trafficking routes, the Interior Ministry said   Read More ...
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Why migrants, en route to the United States, are pausing in Mexico
Tenosique, MexicoCradling her newborn son in a steamy migrant shelter near the Guatemalan border, Concepcion Bautista says she still plans to reach the United States, but will linger in Mexico to see how US President Trump's immigration policies play out. Ms. Bautista fled Guatemala after gang members threatened to kill her and seized her home, demanding money to give it back   Read More ...
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Spooked by Trump, Central American immigrants turn to Mexico
TENOSIQUE, Mexico Cradling her newborn son in a steamy migrant shelter near the Guatemalan border, Concepcion Bautista says she still plans to reach the United States, but will linger in Mexico to see how U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policies play out. Bautista fled Guatemala after gang members threatened to kill her and seized her home, demanding money to give it back   Read More ...
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Wider Image - Spooked by Trump, Central American immigrants turn to Mexico
Cradling her newborn son in a steamy migrant shelter near the Guatemalan border, Concepcion Bautista says she still plans to reach the United States, but will linger in Mexico to see how U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policies play out. Bautista fled Guatemala after gang members threatened to kill her and seized her home, demanding money to give it back. Her ultimate goal is to reunite with her father and two sons up north, but for the time being, she believes applying for asylum in Mexico is smarter than trying to break into Trump's United States   Read More ...
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Director of Guatemala prison holding gang members is slain
GUATEMALA CITY – Authorities in Guatemala say the director of a prison where street gang members are held has been shot to death. The spokesman for the national prison system said Saturday that Jose Maria Perez Corado was shot to death in a park in the city of Escuintla. Spokesman Rudy Esquivel says Perez Corado was on his day off when he was killed   Read More ...
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Director of Guatemala prison holding gang members is slain
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala say the director of a prison where street gang members are held has been shot to death. The spokesman for the national prison system said Saturday that Jose Maria Perez Corado was shot to death in a park in the city of Escuintla. Spokesman Rudy Esquivel says Perez Corado was on his day off when he was killed   Read More ...
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Director of Guatemala prison holding gang members is slain
Authorities in Guatemala say the director of a prison where street gang members are held has been shot to death. The spokesman for the national prison system said Saturday that Jose Maria Perez Corado was shot to death in a park in the city of Escuintla. Spokesman Rudy Esquivel says Perez Corado was on his day off when he was killed   Read More ...
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Illegal immigrants from Mexico, Guatemala charged with federal crimes
A man who lives in Mexico and a resident of Guatemala face federal drug charges for crimes alleged to have occurred last month in Wichita, officials said. Fabian Nahum-Aguirre, 36, of Mexico, and Victor Butzoc-Ramirez, 20, of Guatemala, are charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count each of possession of a firearm by an illegal alien   Read More ...
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Guatemalans protest after teen shelter fire
Thousands of protesters in Guatemala have called for both the president and vice-president to step down after a fire at a youth shelter in which 40 girls died. One protester's poster in Guatemala City featured pictures of President Jimmy Morales and vice-president Jafeth Cabrera and the slogan "those who are responsible should resign". Others had stained the blue and white Guatemalan flag red to symbolise the tragedy, while some carried black flags in mourning   Read More ...
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NC's NAACP protests deportation of pregnant Guatemala woman
North Carolina's NAACP chapter is protesting the pending deportation of a pregnant woman back to the violent Central American country she left as a teenager. Multiple media organizations reported that the civil-rights organization is taking up the cause of 33-year-old Lillian Cardona-Perez, a wife and mother of four. North Carolina NAACP president William Barber and other ministers urged elected officials to intervene in the case during a vigil late Saturday in Harnett County   Read More ...
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NC's NAACP protests deportation of pregnant Guatemala woman - | WBTV Charlotte
ANGIER, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's NAACP chapter is protesting the pending deportation of a pregnant woman back to the violent Central American country she left as a teenager. Multiple media organizations reported that the civil-rights organization is taking up the cause of 33-year-old Lillian Cardona-Perez, a wife and mother of four. North Carolina NAACP president William Barber and other ministers urged elected officials to intervene in the case during a vigil late Saturday in Harnett County   Read More ...
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Top Honduras Drug Trafficker Captured in Guatemala
A little-known, but powerful Honduran underworld figure was arrested in Guatemala on March 4, leading to yet another reconfiguration in an already shaken underworld and sparking intrigue as to what he can reveal about his political networks in both countries. Víctor Hugo Díaz Morales, alias "El Rojo," was captured along the Próceres Boulevard and 16th Street in Guatemala City, according to a Guatemalan Interior Ministry press release. The ministry says Díaz Morales is facing drug trafficking charges in the Southern District of New York   Read More ...
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Thousands of Protesters in Guatemala Demand President's Resignation
GUATEMALA CITY — Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of the Guatemalan capital on Tuesday to demand the resignation of President Jimmy Morales, whose popularity has dropped since his brother and elder son were caught up in a graft investigation. Jimmy Morales, a former comedian, was elected president in 2015 on pledges to clean up Guatemalan politics. He came to power after protests over a widespread corruption scandal that toppled his predecessor, retired General Otto Perez, who remains in jail   Read More ...
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Aging Guatemala Drug Lord Freed by US After Debate Over Mental State
The "patriarch" of drug trafficking in Guatemala, Waldemar Lorenzana, was quietly released from US prison in 2015, it has emerged, adding a new twist to a saga that has reshaped the Guatemalan underworld. US Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) documents show Lorenzana, who earned the nickname "El Patriarca" ("The Patriarch") as the former head of one of Guatemala's most formidable drug trafficking networks, was released from prison on November 20, 2015   Read More ...
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US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice president on drug trafficking charges
The US government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges, the embassy said in a statement. Baldetti and Lopez Bonilla were indicted in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday, according to the statement. Each faces a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and knowing that it would be imported to the   Read More ...
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US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The United States Embassy in Guatemala says the U.S. government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges. The embassy said in a Friday statement that Baldetti and Lopez Bonilla were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Each faces a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and knowing   Read More ...
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US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The United States Embassy in Guatemala says the U.S. government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges. The embassy said in a Friday statement that Baldetti and Lopez Bonilla were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Each faces a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and knowing   Read More ...
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US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The United States Embassy in Guatemala says the U.S. government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges. The embassy said in a Friday statement that Baldetti and Lopez Bonilla were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Each faces a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and knowing   Read More ...
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US to seek extradition of ex-Guatemalan vice president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The United States Embassy in Guatemala says the U.S. government will seek the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti and ex-Interior Minister Hector Mauricio Lopez Bonilla on drug trafficking charges. The embassy said in a Friday statement that Baldetti and Lopez Bonilla were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Each faces a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and knowing   Read More ...
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These Haitian Refugees Are Stranded at the U.S.-Mexico Border
The majority of the migrants who wound up in the refugee centers of Tijuana used to come from South and Central American countries – from Guatemala to Colombia and Nicaragua. But in recent months, that's changed. Thousands of Haitian migrants are crowding the centers, hoping to cross the border into the U.S. Most of them have come via Brazil, embarking on the same long and arduous journey that has   Read More ...
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Hispanic Migrants: Back to Square One
El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala form what is known as Central America's "Northern Triangle". The region is overrun by organised crime and gangs, resulting from violent civil wars that rocked the three countries in the 1980s. According to a report from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), over 137,000 people from the Northern Triangle entered the US by June last year alone. Figures show that hundreds of thousands of   Read More ...
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Prepare for deportation, immigrants told by Mexican and Guatemalan consuls
Mexican and Guatemalan consuls are urging immigrants to be prepared and not panic in the wake of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation last week that resulted in 161 arrests in six Southern California counties. In today’s immigration landscape, this means preparing for potential deportation. “It’s as if you’re preparing for a hurricane or a natural emergency. Apply that idea,” said Mario Cuevas Zamora, the Mexican consul for Santa   Read More ...
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Ambassador: Mexico, Central America to Discuss Migration Under Trump
MEXICO CITY — The foreign ministers of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will meet in Mexico next week to discuss immigration policy responses to Donald Trump's U.S. presidency, the Honduran ambassador to Mexico said on Wednesday. Central American ministers want to open lines of communication with Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray to discuss problems with migration and the flow of Central Americans, Alden Rivera said in an interview. “It's   Read More ...
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Mexico, Central America to discuss migration under Trump: ambassador
MEXICO CITY The foreign ministers of Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will meet in Mexico next week to discuss immigration policy responses to Donald Trump's U.S. presidency, the Honduran ambassador to Mexico said on Wednesday. Central American ministers want to open lines of communication with Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray to discuss problems with migration and the flow of Central Americans, Alden Rivera said in an interview. "It's   Read More ...
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Trump’s wall pledge sparks surge in Central American immigrants
GUATEMALA CITY — President Donald Trump’s pledge to build a ”big, beautiful, powerful wall” along the Mexican border is persuading more Central Americans to try to get into the US before he makes good on his promise. Coyotes, or people smugglers, are telling those anxious to flee violence and poverty in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador that it is now or never, causing immigration flows to surge, said Ms Alejandra   Read More ...
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