Magnitude 5.8 quake off coast shakes Guatemala, El Salvador

A strong tremor shook buildings in parts of El Salvador and Guatemala on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damages from authorities.

Salvadoran police nab two traffickers with children

Salvadoran police arrested two alleged people traffickers on the border with Guatemala as they tried to smuggle out 10 children and four adults, officials said. 

Clash over development plans leaves 8 dead in Guatemala

Eight indigenous people have died in a village west of the capital after a clash that saw residents turn guns on their neighbors over plans to build a road and a cement plant.

Orthodox Jews seeking new home in Guatemala

They stick out like a sore thumb in the steamy bustle of Guatemala`s capital: 230 ultra-Orthodox Jews, some speaking broken Spanish and eking out a makeshift living in a decrepit office building.

Guatemala prison chief arrested in corruption probe

The head of Guatemala`s prison system was arrested Wednesday on bribery and money-laundering charges linked to a notorious jail-based criminal syndicate, prosecutors said.

Guatemala`s Fire volcano rumbles back to life

Guatemala`s Fire volcano erupted Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years, causing panic in nearby villages and prompting aviation authorities to re-route air traffic.

Grenade attack injures 8 in Guatemala

At least eight people were injured by a grenade attack in Guatemala City blamed on local gangs.

Biden vows to tackle `unacceptable` child migrant surge

Vice President Joe Biden is demanding that Central American nations work with to halt the cascade of illegal child migrants from the region from reaching the southern US border.

Tropical storm Boris to slam Mexico, Guatemala

Tropical storm Boris bore down on Mexico and Guatemala, bringing drenching rains to a region stricken just days earlier by deadly flooding and a mudslides.

World`s most ancient woman could be 120-year-old Guatemalan

A Guatemalan woman who used to pick coffee and tend sheep -- and who will turn 121 in November -- could be the world`s oldest by far, a national newspaper reported Tuesday.

Five facts on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez

Five facts on Uruguay striker Luis Suarez, who on Thursday underwent surgery on a knee injury which leaves him in a race against time to be fit for the World Cup finals.

Guatemala `slipping back into impunity`: Amnesty

Guatemala is in danger of "slipping back into a state of impunity" a year after it annulled the genocide conviction against former president Efrain Rios Montt, Amnesty International warned Tuesday.

Guatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet record

Guatemala City`s first record-breaking carpet last year was an initiative to invite Pope Francis to visit.

Police capture Mexican cartel boss in Guatemala

Guatemala City: A Guatemalan man suspected of being a boss of Mexico`s Zetas drug cartel was captured by police Monday in northern Guatemala, Government Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla said.

9 killed in massacre in northern Guatemala

A military spokesperson says that nine members of a family, including a baby and a young girl, were shot to death in a remote part of northern Guatemala.

Paintings by Guatemalan master stolen from church

Six religious paintings by Guatemala`s most important 18th century painter, Tomas Merlo, have been stolen from a church in the city of Antigua, culture ministry officials said Friday.

Guatemala`s Vice President hit in face with flour

Guatemalan authorities have detained two women who threw flour on Vice president Roxana Baldetti`s face at the end of the president`s state of the nation speech.

Guatemala admits death of 88 kids from malnutrition

The Guatemalan government has acknowledged that 88 children, less than five years of age, have died in this Central American country this year so far from severe malnutrition, a scourge that affects 49 percent of minors here.

Guatemalans get 200 years for Facebook-linked murders

A court in Guatemala sentenced two men to 200 years in prison each for murdering two teenagers they contacted via Facebook, a judicial source said.

Ancient Mayan city had industrial salt processing plant

An industrial salt processing plant of the Maya pre-classic period in Guatemala, which once produced as much as 24,000 tonnes of salt annually, has been discovered.