Guatemala

Jerusalem embassy move a 'sovereign' decision: Guatemala

Jerusalem embassy move a 'sovereign' decision: Guatemala

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced that he was ordering his country's embassy to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Dec 27, 2017, 07:20 AM IST
Following Trump's lead, Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

Following Trump's lead, Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

Morales wrote to Guatemalans on his Facebook page Sunday that "one of the most important topics was the return of Guatemala's embassy to Jerusalem".

Dec 25, 2017, 22:10 PM IST
Jerusalem vote at UN: Know the countries which voted in US favour while the world united against it

Jerusalem vote at UN: Know the countries which voted in US favour while the world united against it

The United States faced a major embarrassment on Thursday after the UN General Assembly adopted a motion rejecting its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 128 member nations voted against the US, 35 abstained from voting while only nine in favour of the US.

Dec 22, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
US judge to sentence first official in FIFA scandal

US judge to sentence first official in FIFA scandal

A 63-year-old former Guatemalan football official is expected Wednesday to become the first person sentenced by a US judge over the sweeping corruption scandal that rocked world soccer.

Oct 25, 2017, 13:53 PM IST

Guatemalan court rules in favour of U.N. anti-corruption unit chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations on Tuesday said it was "disturbed" by the decision of Guatemala`s president to expel the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption unit investigating his campaign

Aug 30, 2017, 07:05 AM IST

Two dead after strong quake hits Guatemala

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit western Guatemala early on Wednesday, killing at least two people and causing power outages, as well as damage to some buildings, officials said.

Jun 14, 2017, 23:36 PM IST

Strong 6.9 magnitude quake hits Guatemala, no reports of deaths, injuries

An earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck early on Wednesday in southwestern Guatemala, near the border with Mexico.

Jun 14, 2017, 14:19 PM IST

19 children killed in Guatemala child shelter fire

At least 19 children were killed in a fire early on Wednesday at a children`s shelter in central Guatemala.

Mar 09, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales' brother, son held on suspicion of fraud

Guatemala on Wednesday arrested the brother and a son of the country`s president, who swept to victory with an anti-graft campaign, for their alleged involvement in corruption.

Jan 19, 2017, 09:59 AM IST

Thirteen killed in Guatemala prison riot: Authorities

Thirteen people were killed in a prison riot in Guatemala, among them the former soldier imprisoned for killing a Roman Catholic bishop almost two decades ago, authorities said late on Monday.

Jul 19, 2016, 06:57 AM IST

Ex-Guatemalan president and VP charged in corruption scheme

Guatemala's former president and vice president were formally charged in a sprawling corruption scheme

Jun 17, 2016, 04:06 AM IST

Guatemala arrests ex-cabinet ministers in public funds probe

Authorities in Guatemala say police have arrested two former cabinet ministers in connection with the alleged misuse of public funds.

Jun 12, 2016, 03:27 AM IST

Honduras gets anti-corruption commission

The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, UN-backed body in Guatemala that brought down that country`s government.

Feb 23, 2016, 04:28 AM IST
Nearly $1 million in FIFA funds missing in Guatemala: Reports

Nearly $1 million in FIFA funds missing in Guatemala: Reports

Guatemalan soccer federation (Fedefut) received $1.1 mln in nine deposits from FIFA from February to October

Jan 30, 2016, 12:02 PM IST

Guatemala arrests Ecuadorians smuggling cocaine on boat

Guatemalan anti-narcotics officers have seized 540 kilos of cocaine hidden on a boat.

Jan 05, 2016, 03:11 AM IST

Seventeen killed in Guatemala prison fight: official

Seventeen people have been killed in fighting inside a maximum security prison in Guatemala, officials said Monday as hundreds of police moved to take control of the facility.

Dec 01, 2015, 01:10 AM IST

Guatemala arrests 11 in medicine-buying kickback scheme

Prosecutors in Guatemala have detained 11 people in connection with a medicine-buying kickback scheme at public hospitals.

Oct 28, 2015, 04:11 AM IST
Corruption-weary Guatemalans elect comedian as President

Corruption-weary Guatemalans elect comedian as President

Morales, a comic actor and TV personality with no political experience, had 69 percent of the vote to 31 percent for former first lady Sandra Torres. 

Oct 26, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

Guatemala mudslide: 264 dead, 40 still missing

Search and rescue efforts will continue through the weekend, but officials have said they will meet Monday to determine when to end the operation.

Oct 11, 2015, 02:33 AM IST

Guatemala mudslide toll rises to 253 dead

The mounting toll from a mudslide that buried a Guatemalan community on October 1 has risen to 253 confirmed dead, authorities said Friday, with several hundred more unaccounted for.

Oct 10, 2015, 01:31 AM IST