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Central America Children Recruited by Gangs: Source Revealed

Central America Children Recruited by Gangs: Source Revealed

At as young as four years old, children in Central America are recruited into gangs, the source of which has recently been revealed to the public. Gang violence is one of the reasons that these children escape to the U.S. This happens in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The newly uncovered origin of these gangs […]

Guatemala Kids Fleeing Violence Cross Alone to the US

Guatemala Kids Fleeing Violence Cross Alone to the US

Kids, some 9 and 10 years old, and younger, are fleeing violent situations in Guatemala, crossing into the U.S. alone or with child smugglers, who promise to assist them, but usually abandon them at the border. One of the poorest countries in Latin America, Guatemala has a gross domestic product (GDP) of under $2,000 per […]

Guatemala Patients Dying in Racist Practice? [Video]

Guatemala Patients Dying in Racist Practice? [Video]

Guatemala’s health system is complex and fraught with inequity, and recent evidence shows that indigenous patients are dying unnecessarily – even being turned away as part of a potentially racist practice from the gate of the hospital. The racism is inherent in the Guatemalan system and has historical muscle behind it. The rare few who […]

Women’s Cancer Collective in Guatemala Demands Allocation of $3M

Women’s Cancer Collective in Guatemala Demands Allocation of $3M

The private cancer institute, El Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (National Cancer Institute/INCAN) in Guatemala City received nearly Q21 million (the equivalent of $3 million) two years ago to provide no-cost cancer care for low-income and indigent patients who receive primary care from two public hospitals: Hospital General San Juan de Dios and Hospital Roosevelt and […]

Guatemala Cancer Injustice Fight for Poor Women [Video]

Guatemala Cancer Injustice Fight for Poor Women [Video]

Thirty years ago, a cancer diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence, worldwide, with mortality rates for breast cancer at 58 percent. Technological advances in diagnosis and treatment have significantly reduced the risk for most cancers … for those who have equitable access to early diagnosis and care. A study released last month showed injustice […]

Volcano Eruption Stuns Guatemala

Volcano Eruption Stuns Guatemala

The Pacaya volcano in Guatemala has erupted. According to local authorities a column of ash has shot into the air several miles high while the volcano is also spitting glowing hot rocks, after what locals described as a powerful explosion on Saturday afternoon. More explosions were experienced on Sunday. The Pacaya volcano eruption, which rises […]

Earthquake Rocks Greece Monday Morning

Earthquake Rocks Greece Monday Morning

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake was just reported on Monday morning at about 3:08 a.m. UTC. The earthquake was centered just about seven miles to the northwest of Lixourion, Greece, which is approximately 298 kilometers west of Athens. The exact coordinates of the epicenter were 38.292°N 20.337°E , at a depth of approximately 13.7 kilometers. This […]

Guatemala Bus Slides off Cliff Killing at Least 43 Passengers [video]

Guatemala Bus Slides off Cliff Killing at Least 43 Passengers [video]

The Guatemala bus plunged into a gorge about 40 miles from Guatemala City in San Martin Jilotepeque. More than 50 people have been injured and 43 killed. The bus reportedly was overloaded according to witnesses. The bus is owned by Transportes Bus Company in San Martineca. The bus had departed from the western province of […]

6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Mexico-Guatemala Border

6.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits the Mexico-Guatemala Border

Safety alert! A 6.5 magnitude was reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the earthquake was located four miles from Pajapita, Guatemala. Currently, media reports in the area has not reported injuries or damages since the quake hit. A member of the U.S. Geological Survey, Dale Grant states the potential for injuries and […]

Efrain Rios Montt Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity in Guatemala

Efrain Rios Montt Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity in Guatemala

Guatemala’s former military leader Efrain Rios Montt was convicted Friday of Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity. He has been sentenced to 80 years in prison. The 86 year old Montt claimed; “I am innocent,” he said. “I never had the intent to destroy any national race, religion, or ethnic group.” Efrain Rios Montt ruled as […]

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