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Migrants’ Emotional Ties to U.S. Expressed in Flags, Tombs and Fancy Homes

CHIVARRETO, Guatemala — Perched high on a mountain slope above a hamlet in Guatemala, the sign is hard to miss: 10 metal letters, each 33-feet-high and painted white, spelling out the town’s name. “CHIVARRETO.” That the sign calls to mind Read more…


For Families Split at Border, an Anguished Wait for Children’s Return

SAN PEDRO SOLOMA, Guatemala — Pablo Domingo isn’t getting much sleep these days. He barely eats and can’t focus on work. His thoughts turn day and night to his 8-year-old son, Byron, whom he hasn’t seen since May. That’s when Read more…


Rafting Across a Mexico River to Make a Living, and Remake a Life

CIUDAD TECÚN UMÁN, Guatemala — Traffic on the international bridge that spans the Suchiate River and links the Guatemalan town of Ciudad Tecún Umán with Mexico, is often light. For the immigration and customs agents posted at each end of Read more…


Deported From U.S., and Picking Up Pieces of a Shattered Dream

A Guatemalan family wanted to ‘leave behind everything bad.’ Ahead, though, was ‘a huge torment’ that still haunts them. Source Link


In a Corruption Battle in Honduras, the Elites Hit Back

An inquiry known as the Pandora Case produced charges against 38 politicians and officials. Whether the commission that brought the investigation will survive remains to be seen. Source Link


Trump attacks ‘phony stories of sadness and grief’ in separation crisis – live | US news

Guardian political correspondent, Lauren Gambino, has more news from Washington DC on the Republican effort to overhaul the US immigration system. Republican leaders are trying to unite their fractious party despite Trump’s half-hearted support for the effort. “Game over,” the Read more…


Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupts, killing 25 and injuring hundreds | World news

At least 25 people, including three children, have been killed and nearly 300 injured on Sunday in the most violent eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano in more than four decades, officials said. Fuego volcano, whose name means “fire” in English, Read more…


Guatemala Volcano Erupts, Killing 25 and Injuring Hundreds

The volcano sits less than 30 miles from the capital, Guatemala City, which has a population of about three million people. Reuters quoted officials as saying on Sunday that 3,100 people had been evacuated and nearly 300 injured. The capital’s Read more…


Guatemala Volcano Erupts, Killing at Least 6

GUATEMALA CITY — One of Central America’s most active volcanoes erupted in fiery explosions, killing at least six people and injuring at least 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash. Guatemala’s national disaster coordinator, Read more…