Guatemala

Valeria Luiselli tells stories to shame us

Over and over again she writes about the lost children picked up on the United States border

US to examine migrant children in custody after second death

Guatemala called for an investigation into the boy's death and some US lawmakers angrily denounced the Trump administration's immigration policy

Guatemala volcano erupts killing 25 people

This is the second time that the volcano has erupted this year. This is Guatemala’s deadliest volcanic eruption since 1902, according to B​BC

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem in May— President Morales

​Guatemala will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem this May, two days after the United States shifts its mission

Following Trump, Guatemala plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala's leader made the announcement three days after UN member states rejected Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

War on drugs has failed: Legalisation on the horizon?

Latin America leaders (and Barack Obama) are set to confront the idea that the war on drugs has failed and that an alternative approach must be found.

US researchers broke rules in Guatemala syphilis study

US researchers must have known they were violating ethical standards by infecting Guatemalan prison inmates and mental patients with syphilis.

In the killing fields

Narco-terrorism has made Central America one of the world's deadliest regions for journalists.

Massacre work of Mexico drug gang Zetas

Guatemala declared a 30-day state of emergency for the northern Peten region following a brutal weekend massacre of 27 people at a cattle ranch.

Guatemala landslides kill dozens

A massive landslide buried a crowd trying to dig out a bus from deep mud on Sunday, killing at least 22 people, with dozens more feared dead.

Tropical Storm Agatha kills 96 in Central America

The remnants of Tropical Storm Agatha dumped more rain across Central America on Sunday after killing at least 96 people in the region.

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it