Guatemala: News Updates

 

On July 22, Ontario Superior Court Justice Carole Brown ruled in a landmark decision that lawsuits against the Canadian mining company Hudbay Minerals regarding shootings, murder, and rapes at its...

Kevin Edmonds
July 25, 2013

On May 10, 2013, before a packed courtroom, a Guatemalan court declared that it had found former de-facto president General José Efraín Ríos Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. The conviction was handed down for crimes committed against Guatemala’s Maya Ixil indigenous...

Jo-Marie Burt
June 18, 2013

WASHINGTON – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned deportation orders for a Guatemalan woman who had asked for asylum because she feared to be returned to her own country due to its high murder rate for women. In the ruling issued Monday by the San Francisco-...

July 21, 2010

The Constitutional Court annulled the selection of Conrado Reyes, who has been in the post for less than a month. The court's decision comes days after a judge heading a UN-backed commission investigating corruption in Guatemala accused Mr Reyes of having links with...

June 11, 2010

The Andalusian Agency for Cooperation and the Ministry of Agriculture of Guatemala are starting a joint venture of rural development that promotes food security and reduction of child malnutrition in Chiquimula and Baja Verapaz, and will benefit 11, 661 families. The Minister of Agriculture of...

May 19, 2010

Says Goldcorp has set a new standard for disclosure and transparency.

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May 17, 2010

Morning at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala April 2 2010Introduction: Guatemala City - In December 2009 we published a series of articles about the causes and solutions for the cyanobacteria Lyngbya hieronymusii bloom in Lake Atitlan.

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April 8, 2010

In a suburb of Guatemala City, a 90-day non-stop televised fundraiser for a Pentecostal church is in full swing. At one end of a courtyard is a make-shift TV studio, where a steady stream of believers are queuing to present gifts to a pastor live on air.

A man and his son have brought two...

April 8, 2010

The Latin American and Caribbean Indigenous and Local Community Capacity-building Workshop on the CBD including issues relevant to Article 8(j), Traditional Knowledge and Access and Benefit-Sharing: Mesoamerican Region will be held in Guatemala from Thursday, 4 March to Saturday, 6 March 2010....

March 3, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal grand jury in New York has indicted former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo for money laundering, alleging he embezzled tens of millions of public dollars that he washed through foreign and local banks.

The charges were unsealed...

January 25, 2010