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U.S. envoy offers farm visas to boost asylum deal with Guatemala

20 Aug 2019

GUATEMALA CITY In a bid to strengthen an asylum deal forged between Guatemala's outgoing president and the United States, a U.S. official offered on Monday to triple the number of temporary farmworker visas available to Guatemalans.

Next Guatemala leader seeks better U.S. migrant deal, hindered by split Congress

13 Aug 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's incoming president Alejandro Giammattei has vowed to seek better terms for his country from an unpopular migration deal agreed with Washington last month, but any room for manoeuvre is seen as likely to be hampered by weakness in the national Congress.

Next Guatemala leader seeks better U.S. migrant deal, hindered by split Congress

13 Aug 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's incoming president Alejandro Giammattei has vowed to seek better terms for his country from an unpopular migration deal agreed with Washington last month, but any room for maneuver is seen as likely to be hampered by weakness in the national Congress.

Anti-graft group's exit to test mettle of new Guatemala leader

12 Aug 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's next leader, Alejandro Giammattei, could not have asked for clearer endorsement of his scepticism towards President Donald Trump's proposed immigration deal than when a visiting U.S. lawmaker last week said the plan was unfeasible.

Guatemala conservative romps to landslide win, faces big migration test

12 Aug 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Conservative Alejandro Giammattei swept aside his center-left rival in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday, and now inherits an unpopular migration deal agreed under duress with the Trump administration that could severely test his country. | Video

Try, try again: Guatemala's new president draws strength from adversity

12 Aug 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's next leader had lost one election after another until Sunday, during an eventful career that saw him train as a doctor, run the gamut of public sector jobs and take charge of prisons before ending up in detention himself.

Try, try again: Guatemala's new president draws strength from adversity

12 Aug 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's next leader had lost one election after another until Sunday, during an eventful career that saw him train as a doctor, run the gamut of public sector jobs and take charge of prisons before ending up in detention himself.

Exclusive: Guatemala election winner hopes to change Trump migrant deal

12 Aug 2019

GUATEMALA CITY The winner of Guatemala's presidential election, Alejandro Giammattei, said on Sunday he hoped he could make changes to a controversial migration deal the Central American country signed with the Trump administration last month.

Factbox: Guatemalan former first lady, surgeon in run-off for presidency

12 Aug 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemalans on Sunday vote in a second round run-off election for a new president who is likely to face a major challenge coping with a deal signed with Washington in July to turn the country into a buffer zone to stem migration.

Factbox: Guatemalan former first lady, surgeon in run-off for presidency

11 Aug 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemalans on Sunday vote in a second round run-off election for a new president who is likely to face a major challenge coping with a deal signed with Washington in July to turn the country into a buffer zone to stem migration.

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