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Guatemala's tale of two societies
Guatemala's tale of two societies
One of life's harsh if reassuring rules is that there is always someone in a more difficult spot than you. This applies to countries as well as...
Hostage-taker surrenders in Guatemala
Hostage-taker surrenders in Guatemala
A man shot and wounded a security guard and held 40 people hostage at a call centre in Guatemala City on Monday, demanding to see his ex-wife's...
Guatemalan killings spark rumours of 'social cleansing'
Guatemalan killings spark rumours of 'social cleansing'
Some are shoved into cars with dark windows and never seen again. Sometimes bodies turn up in gullies and abandoned fields with messages left on...
Ads seek ex-soldiers for smuggling jobs
Ads seek ex-soldiers for smuggling jobs
Guatemala is investigating radio advertisements seeking elite ex-soldiers, who have been known to work for drug cartels, to smuggle goods into...
Putin wins 2014 Games for Sochi
Putin wins 2014 Games for Sochi
An innovative concept and the enthusiastic backing of Russian President Vladimir Putin were key factors in the surprise decision to award the 2014...
Blatter to waive altitude ban for La Paz
Blatter to waive altitude ban for La Paz
Fifa is backing down from its ban on international soccer matches in Bolivia's capital of La Paz, the agency's leader said Friday.
Guatemala bus plunges off cliff, 37 killed
Guatemala bus plunges off cliff, 37 killed
A crowded bus plunged off a cliff into a deep ravine in Guatemala on Friday, killing 37 people and injuring 25, emergency workers said.
Centre-leftist beats general at Guatemala vote
Centre-leftist beats general at Guatemala vote
Centre-leftist Alvaro Colom won Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday, denying power to a retired general who had sought to unleash the army...
Giant sinkhole swallows homes in Guatemala
Giant sinkhole swallows homes in Guatemala
A 100m-deep sinkhole swallowed about a dozen homes early on Friday in a crowded, Guatemala City neighbourhood, killing at least two teenagers and...
Mob justice on the rise in 'criminals' paradise'
Mob justice on the rise in 'criminals' paradise'
An angry mob snatches two accused child molesters in a Guatemalan highland village, ties them to a lamp post in the central plaza, douses them with...
Mudslide turning into cemetery in Guatemala
Mudslide turning into cemetery in Guatemala
Fears rose on Tuesday that the death toll from devastating mudslides in Guatemala could reach 2 000, as rescuers suspended their search for...
Death toll from Central American floods climbs
Death toll from Central American floods climbs
The official death toll from massive floods ravaging Central America and Mexico has surged to 770 as hundreds more were feared dead in Guatemala on...

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