Guatemala Death Toll Reaches 56

Guatemala Death Toll Reaches 56

Several hundred people are still missing in Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala, after a landslide enveloped the entire village. Rescuers have been desperately searching for the missing. Presently, 56 people are confirmed dead. The incident commander for Guatemala’s disaster reduction office, Sergio Cabanas, confirmed the new death tally Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. He reported to the AFP news agency that […]

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 Listens to Vice President Biden on Recent Border Crossings

Guatemala Listens to Vice President Biden on Recent Border Crossings

Guatemala received a visit from Vice President Joe Biden today, and heard the United States’ second in command give a warning to the Central American country regarding recent border crossings. The meeting was part of a larger symposium on the explosion of unaccompanied minors crossing the border sometimes alone, but always illegally. According to Los […]