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Guatemala earthquake 6.2 magnitude, no injuries reported

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Guatemala Monday afternoon.

Dead Men Working: The most dangerous drive (VIDEO)

Driving a bus in Guatemala is the most dangerous job in the world, according to InSight Crime, which monitors organized crime in the Americas.

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman: Most-wanted drug lord suspected dead in shootout (VIDEO)

Guatemalan authorities said they were investigating the possibility that a man killed in the shootout was Guzman, 58, but later backtracked, saying they hadn't yet located a body or even confirmed there was a gunfight.

Six women murdered Wednesday in Guatemala

Six women were killed on Wednesday in separate incident in Guatemala, including three minors, report authorities.

Major quake strikes Guatemala

The strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since the mid-70's has left many without homes and killed over 40 people.

Guatemala: Volcan de Fuego erupts, 33,000 flee

"A paroxysm of an eruption is taking place, a great volcanic eruption, with strong explosions and columns of ash," Gustavo Chicna, a volcanologist with the National Institute of Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology, told the AP.

Informal economy swallows Latin American workers

GUATEMALA CITY — Without minimum wage, insurance, or retirement plans, many of Guatemala's workers say the economy is using them up and spitting them out.

Efrain Rios Montt: Guatemala dictator faces second genocide trial

In 1982, a group of about 20 soldiers blindfolded, strangled, shot and bludgeoned villagers — including a newborn child — to death with a sledgehammer and dumped them in a well.

Guatemala sentences ex-soldier to 6,060 years

GUATEMALA CITY — The Guatemalan court sentenced former elite forces soldier Pedro Pimentel to 6,060 years in prison this week for participating in the Las Dos Erres massacre, one of the worst of the country’s decades-long civil war. Judges gave him 30 years for each of the 201 murders and an additional 30 for crimes against humanity.

Drug war in Central America

Guatemalan President Otto Perez has re-invigorated the drug debate by suggesting the trade should be legalized in Central America.
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