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Dublin: 11 °C Monday 19 August, 2019

#Guatemala

From TheJournal.ie Fifth migrant child dies after detention by US border patrol since December Border Patrol

Fifth migrant child dies after detention by US border patrol since December

The teen has been identified by US Customs and Border Protection as Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez.

From TheJournal.ie Members of ultra-orthodox Jewish sect arrested over child kidnap in New York Lev Tahor

Members of ultra-orthodox Jewish sect arrested over child kidnap in New York

Lev Tahor, based in Guatemala, practices a form of ultra-Orthodox Judaism.

From TheJournal.ie 7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest US Border

7-year-old girl dies in custody after Border Patrol arrest

The Washington Post reports the girl died of dehydration and shock more than eight hours after she was arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Evacuations urged near Guatemala’s erupting Volcano of Fire Guatemala

Evacuations urged near Guatemala’s erupting Volcano of Fire

The 3,763-metre volcano is one of the most active in Central America.

From TheJournal.ie Tense standoff as migrants on way to US met with wall of police at Mexican border Immigration Caravan This post contains videos

Tense standoff as migrants on way to US met with wall of police at Mexican border

Some migrants yelled “We are hungry!” while others wailed that they had children.

From TheJournal.ie 'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her' Human Rights Defenders

'I ran away but she sat there... Then they smiled and shot her'

Jim Loughran shares some of his experiences visiting human rights defenders in some of the most dangerous places for them on the planet.

From TheJournal.ie At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions Volcano Of Fire

At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions

More than 12,000 people have been evacuated from their homes.

From TheJournal.ie At least 75 killed and 200 missing after volcano erupts in Guatemala Eruption

At least 75 killed and 200 missing after volcano erupts in Guatemala

Authorities said more than 1.7 million people had been affected by the disaster.

From TheJournal.ie Children among 25 people killed after Guatemala volcano erupts Volcan De Fuego

Children among 25 people killed after Guatemala volcano erupts

Search efforts for those who are missing were suspended last night due to dangerous conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck Mexico

Nearly 200 US-bound migrants found packed into bottom of truck

More than 300 Central American men, women and children were taken into custody as part of the operation.

From TheJournal.ie Death toll after fire at Guatemalan children's shelter rises to 40 Blaze

Death toll after fire at Guatemalan children's shelter rises to 40

The blaze was believed to have been set by girls protesting dire conditions they were subjected to at the shelter.

From TheJournal.ie At least 22 girls dead as fire ravages youth shelter in Guatemala Overcrowded

At least 22 girls dead as fire ravages youth shelter in Guatemala

Distraught relatives are waiting outside a fence into the facility asking workers to tell them what happened to them.

From TheJournal.ie 'The worst nightmare for any loved one': Fundraiser set up for Irishman seriously injured in Guatemala Eoin Sheehy
From TheJournal.ie This country's new president is an actor who once played a moron who ran for president None Of The Above
From TheJournal.ie Statue of Jesus won't become army general, says Guatemala president Jesus No

Statue of Jesus won't become army general, says Guatemala president

A priest announced the promotion of the beloved statue, which once held a colonel’s rank in the mid 1800s.

From TheJournal.ie Guatemala's new president is an actual comedian LOL

Guatemala's new president is an actual comedian

Jimmy Morales has no political experience but was elected on a wave of anti-corruption sentiment in the central American country.

From TheJournal.ie Families receive text messages from trapped relatives after 30 people killed by landslide Guatemala

Families receive text messages from trapped relatives after 30 people killed by landslide

The incident happened yesterday near the Guatemalan capital city.

From TheJournal.ie Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins Guatemala

Bodies of seven prisoners found stuffed into rubbish bins

Their remains showed signs of torture, authorities in Guatemala said.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later Guatemala

Facebook helps family separated by war reunite decades later

Civil war tore Guatemala apart for over 30 years – and even these reunited siblings are still missing a brother and two sisters.

From TheJournal.ie Derailment of 'The Beast' train kills six Mexico

Derailment of 'The Beast' train kills six

The train was carrying people from Honduras and Guatemala, who are believed to have paid smugglers to let them sit on freight cars.

From TheJournal.ie In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide Guatemala

In world first, Guatemala convicts former president of genocide

Efrain Rios Montt was convicted of genocide and war crimes in a ruling arising from massacres of indigenous people in the 1980s.

From TheJournal.ie McAfee arrested by Guatemalan police McAfee

McAfee arrested by Guatemalan police

The anti-virus guru was arrested for entering Guatemala illegally.

From TheJournal.ie Fugitive McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala McAfee

Fugitive McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala

McAfee, 67, has been identified as a “person of interest” in the killing of his neighbour in Belize.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this fine Thursday morning.

From The42 Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action Preview

Here's all you need to know about tonight's international action

The Irish team’s group rivals, Germany, are in action, as they take on Argentina.

From TheJournal.ie Easter: Fascinating traditions around the world Easter

Easter: Fascinating traditions around the world

Different countries celebrate Easter in different ways – from easter trees to dancing around eggs, we take a look at some of the unusual and interesting traditions.

From TheJournal.ie Guatemalan gets 6,060 year sentence over massacre Locked Up

Guatemalan gets 6,060 year sentence over massacre

The 54-year-old was a former member of an elite military force involved in the killing of 201 people in a 1982 massacre during Guatemala’s civil war.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland consider legalising drugs?

The Guatemalan president wants to discuss legalising drugs, believing it’s the only way to control them. Should Ireland follow suit?

From TheJournal.ie Guatemalan President's call for legalisation of drugs criticised Guatemala

Guatemalan President's call for legalisation of drugs criticised

The new president of the country took office in January and has been speaking out about discussing the decriminalisation of drugs in Central America.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America Central America

Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America

El Salvador and Nicaragua declared natural disasters yesterday, as landslides and floods continue to devastate the region.

From TheJournal.ie Shocking US experiments on Guatemalans revealed Experiments

Shocking US experiments on Guatemalans revealed

The experiments took place in the 1940s and included people being injected with syphilis and other illnesses, by what were described as “unethical” researchers.

From TheJournal.ie Elite troops help in Mexico's drug war... but some switch sides Drugs War

Elite troops help in Mexico's drug war... but some switch sides

They’re supposed to be fighting against the drug traffickers but some soldiers are joining them instead.

From TheJournal.ie Guatemala arrests two men over 1982 massacre Guatemala

Guatemala arrests two men over 1982 massacre

Two men suspected of being involved in a 1982 massacre of 268 people in Guatemala have been detained.

From TheJournal.ie Formerly conjoined twins celebrate milestone 10th birthday Celebration

Formerly conjoined twins celebrate milestone 10th birthday

Maria Teresa Alvarez and Maria de Jesus Quiej-Alvarez were separated in 2002.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

From TheJournal.ie At least 29 dead as some victims decapitated in brutal Guatemalan massacre Guatemala

At least 29 dead as some victims decapitated in brutal Guatemalan massacre

Two children and two women were among the dead who were mostly farm workers according to reports. One person survived by pretending he was dead. The massacre has been linked to drug cartels.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: IMF chief to appear in court later today to face attempted rape charges; Michael Noonan travels to Brussels for finance summit; and 27 people die in gruesome Guatemala attack.

From TheJournal.ie The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

Guatemala's first lady to divorce husband - so she can take his job

Guatemalan law bans the current president’s family from trying to succeed him – so the Coloms are getting a divorce.

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