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New Guatemalan government won't cancel U.S. asylum deal

22 Jan 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's new government will continue receiving Central American migrants under an asylum agreement with the United States, Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo said on Wednesday, in a boost to the Trump administration's efforts to curb migration.

Guatemala's new president creates anti-graft commission

22 Jan 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's new president, Alejandro Giammattei, on Tuesday launched an anti-graft commission, after former leader Jimmy Morales chased out a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body investigating him and his family.

Migrant surge into Guatemala reaches 3,500, heads for Mexico

17 Jan 2020

GUATEMALA CITY/MEXICO CITY More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration.

More than 2,000 migrants enter Guatemala with Mexico in their sights

17 Jan 2020

GUATEMALA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA At least 2,200 people have entered Guatemala as part of a fast-growing U.S.-bound caravan from Honduras, authorities said on Thursday, putting pressure on the region to satisfy Trump administration demands to curb illegal immigration.

New Guatemala government arrests former mayor in corruption raids

17 Jan 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's government said on Thursday prosecutors carried out raids and arrested a former mayor accused of corruption as the U.S. embassy announced it had revoked visas for some ex-officials in the Central American country this year.

Guatemala's new president cuts ties with Venezuela, as promised

17 Jan 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's new President Alejandro Giammattei cut diplomatic ties with the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday and ordered the closure of its embassy in Caracas.

Arrest warrants for Guatemalan ex-presidential candidate as immunity lapses

15 Jan 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemalan prosecutors on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for five former lawmakers, including a close ally of Jimmy Morales, who left office as president just hours earlier, and a special forces soldier who ran for the presidency last year.

Turbulent inauguration day in Guatemala, outgoing president hit by eggs

15 Jan 2020

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei took office on Tuesday in a ceremony overshadowed by delays and protests against outgoing officials seeking immunity from prosecution, a reminder of the country's deep-seated political corruption.

Guatemala considers taking Mexican asylum seekers under U.S. plan - official

20 Dec 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart told Reuters on Thursday that he had analysed whether Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be sent instead to the Central American country, adding that he could not "rule out" that possibility.

Guatemala considers taking Mexican asylum seekers under U.S. plan: official

20 Dec 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's Interior Minister Enrique Degenhart told Reuters on Thursday that he had analyzed whether Mexicans seeking asylum in the United States could be sent instead to the Central American country, adding that he could not "rule out" that possibility.

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