Stories tagged: Guatemala
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:49 a.m.
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake recorded off Guatemalan coast
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off Guatemala’s Pacific coast on Thursday, shaking much of the country and neighboring El Salvador. Local officials said there were initial reports of only minor …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 1:11 p.m.
Landslide buries homes and bus in western Guatemala; 11 dead
Part of a waterlogged hillside broke loose and slammed into homes and vehicles in western Guatemala early Tuesday, killing 11 people.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 6:27 p.m.
Five dead in magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Guatemala
Five people were killed and seven injured by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Wednesday in western Guatemala near the border with Mexico, Guatemala’s national emergency coordination agency reported.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Fugitive Mexican ex-Gov. Javier Duarte detained in Guatemala
Javier Duarte, the fugitive former governor of Mexico’s Veracruz state who is accused of running a corruption ring to pilfer from state coffers, was detained in Guatemala on Saturday.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Washington couple accused of exploiting woman from Guatemala
A Washington state couple is facing federal charges for luring a woman north from Guatemala and forcing her to pick an ornamental shrub.
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 4:22 p.m.
Death toll in Guatemala fire rises to 39 girls
A key Guatemalan official was ordered not to leave the country Saturday as the death toll rose to 39 girls in fire that began when mattresses were set ablaze during …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Guatemalan president vows change after fire kills 35 girls in shelter
Guatemala’s president called for a restructuring of his country’s youth shelter system following a fire that killed at least 35 girls at an overcrowded government facility for children, while grieving …
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Fire hits Guatemala children’s shelter, killing at least 21
A fire swept through the female section of a crowded children’s shelter near Guatemala City early Wednesday, and officials said at least 20 girls died and dozens more were injured.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 7 a.m.
Central American migrants await asylum in southern Mexico
More than 8,000 immigrants are expected to seek asylum this year from Mexico, the majority fleeing gang violence in Honduras and El Salvador and to a lesser extent Guatemala.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:01 p.m.
Hurricane Earl drenching Belize, then heading for Mexico
Hurricane Earl bore down on the coast of the Caribbean nation of Belize with the danger of high surf and winds, while also threatening neighboring Guatemala and southern Mexico with …
Tue., July 26, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Obama expanding refugee program for Central Americans
The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.
Fri., Dec. 11, 2015, 10:23 p.m.
Spokane nonprofit prepares medical, well-drilling shipment for Guatemala
The group Water for Life has operated in Spokane County for more than a decade, digging 79 wells in Guatemala and delivering clean water and medical supplies to tens of …
Sat., July 4, 2015
Americans beat Honduras 4-0 in Gold Cup warm-up
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Clint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the U.S. defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and not back to his confrontation with a referee that caused …
UPDATED: Fri., July 3, 2015, 7:53 p.m.
Clint Dempsey scores as U.S. beats Guatemala
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Clint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the U.S. defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and not back to his confrontation with a referee that caused …
Thu., Sept. 13, 2012, 1:52 p.m.
33,000 fleeing Guatemala volcano eruption
GUATEMALA CITY — A long-simmering volcano outside one of the Guatemala’s most famous tourist attractions exploded into a series of powerful eruptions today, hurling thick clouds of ash nearly two …
Sat., April 9, 2011
Oral surgeons, staff, bring smiles to Guatemalan children
Randy’s cries echoed through the pediatric center of the Guatemalan hospital. The government-funded hospital is mostly outdoors, featuring cracked tiles and an abundance of dust. Randy’s mother carried him up …
Mon., Jan. 3, 2011
Debbie DuPey, 47, divides her time between Spokane and Guatemala – two very different worlds. DuPey, a writer, artist and longtime Spokane specialist in domestic violence prevention, is trying to …
Thu., Sept. 2, 2010
Artist exposes human rights violations through art
Through September there will be an art show at Second Space Gallery, 610 W. Second Ave., unique to our area. Commodity is at the bottom of the list of reasons …
Wed., Feb. 18, 2009
Guatemala apologizes to Cuba for Bay of Pigs
HAVANA – Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom apologized to Cuba on Tuesday for his country’s having allowed the CIA to train exiles in the Central American country for the 1961 Bay …