Guatemala http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19572/all en Sandra Torres de Colom, Guatemala first lady, divorces for presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110324/sandra-torres-de-colom-guatemala-divorce-president <p> She said the decision to divorce her husband of eight years and live apart has been &quot;very difficult.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110324/sandra-torres-de-colom-guatemala-divorce-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Americas Fri, 25 Mar 2011 02:19:00 +0000 News Desk 5633084 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala massacre leaves 27 dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110516/guatemala-massacre-27-dead <p> &quot;This is the worst massacre we have seen in modern times,&quot; said police spokesman Donald Gonzalez.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110516/guatemala-massacre-27-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Americas Mon, 16 May 2011 05:38:00 +0000 News Desk 5644948 at http://www.globalpost.com The invasion of Mexico's drug cartels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110531/zetas-guatemala-mexico-gangs <p> GUATEMALA CITY &mdash; The scene was shocking even for a country made cold to horror: 27 bodies, all but one decapitated, spread around a cattle ranch and a note written in a victim&rsquo;s blood.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110531/zetas-guatemala-mexico-gangs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Mexico Drug War Underworld Americas Mexico Sat, 11 Jun 2011 12:34:00 +0000 Ezra Fieser 5648430 at http://www.globalpost.com Central America: United they stand, or divided they fall? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110531/central-america-drug-smuggling-nicaragua <p> MANAGUA &mdash;&nbsp;Central America has gone from being a passageway, to a warehouse, to a giant 7-Eleven of illegal services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110531/central-america-drug-smuggling-nicaragua" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Mexico Drug War Nicaragua Americas Costa Rica Mexico Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:01:00 +0000 Tim Rogers 5648445 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen in Mexico kidnap 80 migrants: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/110628/gunmen-mexico-kidnap-80-migrants-report <p> The National Human Rights Commission estimates that at least 11,333 migrants, mostly from Central America, were kidnapped in Mexico between April and September 2010.</p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/110628/gunmen-mexico-kidnap-80-migrants-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Honduras Mexico Tue, 28 Jun 2011 05:52:00 +0000 News Desk 5661105 at http://www.globalpost.com Fun photo: Giant sinkhole found under a bed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/guatemala-sinkhole-photo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A 40-foot-deep sinkhole formed under the bed of a elderly Guatemalan woman. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><style type="text/css"> #leftwrapper { border-color:#bbbbbb; border-style:solid; border-width:1px; font-size: 11px; float:left; width: 220px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; line-height:14px } #leftimage { background-color:#bbbbbb; width: 210px; height: 132px; margin-left:5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 0px; } #leftcaption { display:block; width: 201px; margin-bottom:5px; margin-top: 0px; margin-left:5px; margin-right:6px; padding-top:8px; padding-left:7px; padding-bottom:4px; border-color:#bbbbbb; border-style:solid; border-width:1px; }</style><p><img alt="" class="imagecache-use-with-caution_original" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/use-with-caution_original/guatemala_sinkhole.jpg" title="" /></p> <p>Well how about that. An elderly Guatemalan woman found a&nbsp;40-foot-deep sinkhole under her bed.</p> <p>Inocenta Hernandez heard a loud boom that she thought was a neighbor&#39;s gas canister exploding.&nbsp;</p> <p>After searching her house, she found a sinkhole &mdash; about 40 feet deep and 32 inches in diameter &mdash; under her bed, <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/21/guatemala-sinkhole-under-bed">reports the Guardian</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/guatemala-sinkhole-photo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Americas Que pasa Weird Wide Web Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:06:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5671167 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala's alternative news network http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110811/guatemala-tv-pirated-dvds <p> GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala &mdash; &ldquo;What should we cover, where should we put the camera, who should we give the microphone to?&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110811/guatemala-tv-pirated-dvds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Americas Entertainment Sun, 21 Aug 2011 11:44:11 +0000 Myles Estey 5672909 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala: art out of violence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110811/art-guatemala-artists-central-america <p> GUATEMALA CITY &mdash; It&rsquo;s a picture of a clown, face down on the sidewalk. His massive, red pointy shoes stick out to each side, and a small puddle of blood expands outward from his head.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110811/art-guatemala-artists-central-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Americas Culture & Lifestyle Mon, 15 Aug 2011 10:18:00 +0000 Myles Estey 5672945 at http://www.globalpost.com Right-wing general poised to win Guatemalan presidency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/elections-guatemala-nicaragua-perez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With the former first lady out of the picture, ex-general Otto Perez holds a commanding lead. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Former general&nbsp;Otto Perez looks poised to become Guatemala&#39;s next president, but may not win outright in the first round, according to a <a href="http://www.adn.es/internacional/20110822/NWS-0823-Guatemala-Encuesta-electoral-vaticina-segunda.html">poll released today</a> by local press.</p> <p> It was the first poll conducted since his closest rival, former First Lady&nbsp;Sandra Torres, was officially banned from running.&nbsp;</p> <p> Torres <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/guatemala-first-lady-sandra-torres">divorced her husband</a>, President Alvaro Colom, to try to circumvent a provision that prohibits spouses or relatives of the outgoing leader from running for the presidency. But the Constitutional Court struck down her candidacy.</p> <p> Perez now leads with almost 40 percent of the votes, followed by businessman Manuel Baldizon with 18.5 percent and academic Eduardo Suger with 11.3&nbsp;percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/elections-guatemala-nicaragua-perez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Nicaragua Americas Elections Que pasa Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:01:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5673671 at http://www.globalpost.com US concludes inquiry into Guatemalan abuses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/us-release-report-guatemala-abuse The U.S. has finished its investigation of an abusive research experiment on Guatemalan prisoners in the 1940s. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/us-release-report-guatemala-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Americas Que pasa Mon, 29 Aug 2011 21:19:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5674252 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemalans deliberately infected with syphilis by US researchers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110830/guatemalans-delibertly-infected-syphilis-us-researchers <p> Of the about 5,500 Guatemalans involved in the research, some 1,300 were infected with a sexually transmitted disease, the commission found. Of those, about 700 received treatment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110830/guatemalans-delibertly-infected-syphilis-us-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Americas Diplomacy Science Health United States Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:29:00 +0000 News Desk 5674314 at http://www.globalpost.com Should kidnapped girl go home? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/should-kidnapped-girl-go-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Child snatched in Guatemala was adopted in US </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A little six-year-old girl has been&nbsp;<a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/30/guatemalan-child-legal-battle-us">caught up</a> in an international adoption case.</p> <p> Her mother claims the girl was kidnapped near their home in Guatemala several years ago, according to an interview she gave the <em>Guardian</em>.</p> <p> After the woman and her husband searched all over town, a local human-rights group finally found the girl on a roster of children available for adoption in the U.S.</p> <p> They were too late to intervene. The child had already been legally adopted by a couple from Kansas City, Mo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/should-kidnapped-girl-go-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Americas Que pasa Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:39:32 +0000 Sarah Childress 5674321 at http://www.globalpost.com Guatemala: runoff for "Iron Fist" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/guatemala-runoff-iron-fist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drug-transit hub Guatemala will have a Nov. election runoff </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It looks like a <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-14880876" target="_blank">runoff</a> for Guatemala.</p> <p> Presidential elections were held Sunday in Guatemala after a campaign in which candidates vowed to protect their citizens from the high rate of gang and drug violence.</p> <p> Otto Perez Molina, a retired army general, leads in the polls with 37 percent. To win outright, he would have had to win a majority of the votes.<br /> The runoff will be held Nov. 6. He&rsquo;ll face Manuel Baldizon, who won 23 percent of the vote. (There is no incumbent &mdash; Guatemalan law allows presidents to serve a single, four-year term.) &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/guatemala-runoff-iron-fist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Americas Elections Que pasa Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:14:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5675115 at http://www.globalpost.com Can the "Iron Fist" end the drug war? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/can-iron-fist-end-the-drug-war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A former general is set to win Guatemala's runoff election on Sunday </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Former General Otto Perez Molina is <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-04/perez-iron-fist-election-pledge-may-deepen-guatemala-drug-war.html">expected</a> to win Guatemala&rsquo;s presidential runoff on Sunday on a platform that promises a tough stance on drug cartels.</p> <p> The drug war has come to Guatemala, heightening insecurity and violence as powerful Mexican cartels vie for control of the country&rsquo;s drug-smuggling routes. The vast majority of murders go unsolved in the country, and people want a return to stability.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/can-iron-fist-end-the-drug-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala Mexico Drug War Americas Que pasa Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:22:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5680329 at http://www.globalpost.com US syphilis experiment in Guatemala created more victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/us-syphilis-experiment-guatemala-created-more-victims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Guatemala investigation found more victims than before, and a handful of survivors </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/guatemala-us-syphilis-experiments-exposed-2082-15108579">US syphilis experiment</a> in Guatemala, in which prisoners, mental patients and others were deliberately infected with the disease, affected <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jElny6bxKL_o2vNNGL8XV5t4M7UA?docId=b8615f2e98534eeeba6b1bd9be39c850">more</a> victims than previously thought.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/us-syphilis-experiment-guatemala-created-more-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Guatemala United States Que pasa Thu, 08 Dec 2011 15:30:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5683712 at http://www.globalpost.com