Guatemala

Denny’s international expansion continues with first Guatemala unit

Denny’s Corp. has expanded to Guatemala, its 13th country, the company said Monday. This comes after announcing in October its first European …

Central America

Is it safe to travel to Guatemala? [ESSENTIAL TIPS FROM LOCALS]

Questions about travel safety in Guatemala pop up on a frequent basis in online travel groups that I’m a part of. With the stories about Central …

Central America

Denny's opens first restaurant in Guatemala

• Denny's (NASDAQ:DENN) announces the opening of its first restaurant in Guatemala.<br>• The new restaurant is owned and operated by Honduras-based …

Stock Markets

Following in Che Guevara's footsteps through South America

<b>1932-44: Alta Gracia, Argentina</b><p>Born in 1928, the bulk of Che’s childhood was spent in the rarefied air of the sierras of Córdoba, where the climate …

South America

Horrific moment gunman calmly climbs off motorbike and shoots teenager dead in front of brother - Mirror Online

This is the horrific moment a gunman calmly climbed off a motorbike and shot a teenage boy dead in front of his helpless younger brother.<p>CCTV …

Crime

Three graphics that show why Finland is the safest place on the planet

Anxious holidaymakers should head to Norway or Finland for their next trip, according to a new map of travel risks around the world.<p>Produced by security specialists International SOS, the 2018 Travel Risk Map, below, charts threat levels across the globe in three categories - medical, security and …

South Sudan

AI-AP | Motion Arts Pro » Spotlight: Saving Lives One Birth at a Time in "Con Madre"

In some places, a midwife is the difference between life and death.<p>As photojournalist and filmmaker Janet Jarman underscored in her short 2015 film</i> …

Central America

Discover Guatemala's Cultural History

Guatemala lives in technicolor. Everywhere you go, the vibrant indigos, reds, greens and yellows harken to a history that transcends time and remains very much alive today. One of the last strongholds of the Maya civilization, Guatemala is still home to traditions that date back thousands of …

Archaeology

The stand

IN THE summer of 1974, a 26-year-old Mayan villager lay drunk in a town square in the Guatemalan highlands. Suddenly he heard a voice that was to …

Religion

Telefonica suspends customer service operations in Guatemala after killings

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - The Guatemalan unit of telecommunications firm Telefonica SA suspended its customer service operations and closed its shops over the weekend after three of its employees were shot to death in the Central American nation.<p>The three killings and the wounding of a fourth …

World News

Ancient Mayan heads have been returned to Guatemala after being smuggled out of the country decades ago

A trove of ancient Mayan artefacts including the heads of several figurines have been returned to Guatemala decades after they were smuggled out of …

Archaeology

Meet the Guatemalan chile powder you should sprinkle on everything

Finding edible treasures of the world only available in their home regions is becoming increasingly rarer, thanks to today’s global economy lush with …

Central America

Guatemala court allows lawmaker probe in journalist murders

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala’s Supreme Court lifted the immunity of office Tuesday for a congressman suspected of ordering an attack in which two journalists were killed, clearing the way for a judicial investigation in the case.<p>Court spokesman Angel Pineda confirmed the ruling and said it was based …

Central America

Unreached Realities in Guatemalan Mangroves

<b>Unreached Realities in Guatemalan Mangroves</b> <br>Story and photos by Luke Maguire Armstrong<p><i>While appearing in a side role in a reality nature TV show</i> …

Central America

Moderate quake shakes buildings in Guatemala, no reports of damage

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - An earthquake in southwestern Guatemala on Saturday shook buildings in the capital, Guatemala City, though there were no immediate reports of damage, emergency services said.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor was measured at a magnitude of 5.1 and struck 13 …

Environment

Latin America's Next 'It' Destination Will Surprise You

Guatemala has the food, fun and culture of Latin America without the crowds and rising prices.<p>From beaches to adventure to scenic beauty, this …

South America

Helping immigrants break down barriers to getting better jobs

Ana Cristina Garcia is a soft spoken native of Guatemala City who — despite her diminutive size — can install a bathroom, lay floors and carpets, put …

Boston

Only 3 countries in the world protect the right to bear arms in their constitutions

• <b>Only three countries in the world currently have a constitutional right to own a gun: the US, Mexico, and Guatemala.</b>• <b><br>Six other countries used to have a constitutional right to bear arms, but they've since repealed those laws.</b>• <b><br>The US is the only country with a right to keep and bear arms with no</b> …

Gun Control

Juno Aces Eighth Science Pass of Jupiter, Names New Project Manager

Data returned Tuesday, Oct. 31, indicate that NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully completed its eighth science flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud …

Space Exploration

Smuggling Chocolate-Covered Heroin Doesn't Work

The suspect faces a maximum penalty of life in prison.

Central America

Why Trump has to clean up Obama's mess in Guatemala

President Obama’s foreign policy of appeasement won him a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for merely being elected. In the Middle East, it led to a frightful deal with Iran. In the Western Hemisphere it led to the embrace of anti-American dictators, such as the Castro regime in Cuba, cheered on by the …

Opinion

Former Guatemala leader Otto Pérez Molina to face trial

<b>A judge in Guatemala has ruled that former president Otto Pérez Molina will stand trial for his alleged role in a huge corruption scheme involving the country's customs service.</b><p>The scandal prompted unprecedented mass street protests in Guatemala in 2015.<p>It led to the resignation and arrest of Mr …

News

Ex-Guatemala police chief trial delayed

The retrial of the former head of Guatemala’s police force, Erwin Sperisen, on charges of multiple murder, has been delayed several months as his …

European News

Antigua, Guatemala - Our Top Picks

The charming old town of Antigua with its colonial style buildings & cobbled streets is like something straight out of a story book. There is not a …

Central America

Ex-judge is first to be sentenced in FIFA scandal

2017-10-25 07:10<p>Fifa.(Getty Images)<p>New York - A former judge who led Guatemala's soccer federation is set to be the first person sentenced in the US …

Corruption

On the Global Stage: Expanding Patient Care beyond the Triangle

October 23, 2017Access to safe, affordable surgical care still remains a privilege, one enjoyed by only a minority. According to a 2016 report by the …

Health Care

Jailed ex-Guatemala police chief to sue

Erwin Sperisen, the former head of Guatemala’s police, plans to seek more than CHF1 million ($1.02 million) in damages from the Genevan authorities, …

Crime

Students Are Bringing Capitalism to Latin America

President Trump's move to raise "barriers to people, to goods, to services," says Gabriel Calzada Alvarez, executive president of Guatemala's …

Latin America

Interested In Ethical Fashion? Travel With Thread Caravan And Learn From Local Artisans

<b>Use discount code “causeartist” and it will give 10% off any workshop or custom trip consultation.</b><p>The rise in conscious consumerism and fair trade …

Fair Trade

FIFA hopeful transfer system complaint will be withdrawn

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has struck a deal which it hopes will lead to world players' union FIFPRo withdrawing a legal complaint against the transfer system at the European Commission (EC).<p>FIFPro itself, however, said it was premature to talk about dropping the complaint which it lodged in 2015 and …

Soccer