Guatemala

  • Quake kills two, 32 injured in Guatemala July 8, 2014

    Guatemala City: A powerful quake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Guatemala Monday, leaving at least two people, including an infant, killed and 32 injured, President Otto Perez Molina confirmed. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the 6.9- magnitude quake hit near the border between Guatemala and Mexico, two...
  • Cameroon get new oppenents in final pre-World Cup warm-up May 23, 2014

    Cameroon have found a replacement for their planned World Cup send off in Yaounde next month with Moldova agreeing to play on June 7, Cameroon Football Federation chairman Joseph Owona said on Friday. Earlier this week, Cameroon announced the cancellation of the planned final pre-World Cup warm-up and send off in...
  • Lionel Messi overtakes Diego Maradona's Argentina tally with hat-trick June 15, 2013

    Guatemala City: Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to help a second-string Argentina record an easy 4-0 away win over Guatemala in a friendly on Friday and overtake Diego Maradona's international goals tally. Messi, who came on as a substitute in recent World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador, was given a...
  • 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Guatemala City March 26, 2013

    Guatemala City: A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck near Guatemala City, but residents said they barely felt the temblor and authorities had no immediate reports of damages or deaths. The US Geological Survey said on Monday the quake's epicenter was located 6 kilometers northwest of San Jose Pinula and had a depth...
  • FIFA warns Guatemala on reprieve for match-fixers March 15, 2013

    Berlin: Guatemala have been warned they could be suspended by FIFA after three internationals, including two of the country's most-capped players, had life bans for match-fixing overturned. World soccer's ruling body said it had written to the Guatemalan football federation warning last week's decision by the Court of Honour of...
  • Doomsday: Maya apocalypse, Star Wars collide December 19, 2012

    Tikal: At the centre of the rebel base where Luke Skywalker took off to destroy the Death Star and save his people from the clutches of Darth Vader, Guatemala is preparing for another momentous event: the end of an age for the Maya. Deep inside the Guatemalan rainforest stand the ruins...
  • US software guru McAfee released, arrives in US December 13, 2012

    Miami: Anti-virus software founder John McAfee arrived in the US on Wednesday night after being deported from Guatemala, where he had sought to evade police questioning in the killing of a man in neighboring Belize. The American Airlines commercial jet carrying McAfee landed in Miami shortly before 7 pm on...
  • McAfee's legal appeals win him respite in Guatemala December 10, 2012

    Guatemala City: US software pioneer John McAfee, facing deportation from Guatemala to Belize to answer questions over the death of a neighbour, has bought himself some time with legal appeals, the Guatemalan government said on Sunday. McAfee's lawyers have filed a request with a local court to grant him leave to...
  • Software guru McAfee wants to return to US December 9, 2012

    Guatemala City: US software guru John McAfee, fighting deportation from Guatemala to Belize to face questions about the slaying of a neighbor, said on Saturday he wants to return to the United States. "My goal is to get back to America as soon as possible," McAfee, 67, said in a...
  • Deportation looms for McAfee after heart drama December 7, 2012

    Guatemala City: Software guru John McAfee, fighting deportation to Belize, was rushed to a hospital in Guatemala on Thursday shortly after his asylum request was rejected, but a suspected heart attack turned out to be stress in a fresh twist to the saga. The 67-year-old US computer software pioneer was...
  • McAfee arrested in Guatemala for illegal entry December 6, 2012

    Guatemala City: US software guru John McAfee, on the run from authorities in Belize seeking to question him in a murder probe, was arrested by Guatemalan police on Wednesday for illegally entering the country, that nation's interior minister said. McAfee, who had been in hiding for three weeks, crossed into...
  • Strong 7.4 earthquake hits Pacific coast of Guatemala, kills 39 November 8, 2012

    San Marcos, Guatemala: A 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday, killing at least 39 people as it ravaged a small state near the Mexican border, the country's president said. The mountain village of San Marcos, 80 miles (130 kilometers) from the epicenter, suffered much of the...
  • Strong 7.5 earthquake hits Pacific coast of Guatemala November 8, 2012

    Guatemala City: A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday, rocking the capital and shaking buildings as far away as Mexico City and El Salvador. Guatemala's emergency management agency said on its Twitter account that it had received preliminary reports of one death from the quake. The...
  • Magnitude 7.5 quake hits off Guatemala's Pacific Coast November 7, 2012

    Washington: A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck off Guatemala's Pacific Coast on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. The temblor was centered about 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Champerico, Guatemala, at depth of 20.5 miles (33 km), USGS said. The quake was originally reported at a magnitude of 7.3. The Pacific Tsunami...
  • FIFA bans three Guatemalan footballers for life October 25, 2012

    Zurich: FIFA has banned three Guatemalan national team players for life for match fixing. World football's governing body claimed midfielder Guillermo Ramirez Ortega and defenders Yony Wilson Flores Monroy and Gustavo Adolfo Cabrera Marroquin helped fix the results of three matches. The players "have all been banned from taking part in any...
  • Guatemala volcano erupts, thousands evacuated September 14, 2012

    Guatemala City: Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Thursday, spewing smoke and ash into the sky and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, local emergency services said. The volcano, 25 miles (40 km) southwest of the capital Guatemala City, erupted in the early afternoon, sending a cloud of ash one km...
  • Ex-general sweeps to power in Guatemala election November 7, 2011

    Guatemala City: A retired right-wing general promising a crackdown on violent crime won Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday and will be the first military man to take power since democracy was restored in 1986. Otto Perez had 54.2 per cent support with results in from 98 per cent of polling stations...
  • 83 people died in USA's STD trial in Guatemala August 30, 2011

    Washington: At least 83 people in Guatemala died not long after being deliberately infected with sexually transmitted diseases in US medical experiments in the 1940s, a presidential commission in Washington has concluded. US government scientists had infected 5,500 Guatemalan prisoners, psychiatric patients and sex workers with syphilis and gonorrhoea between 1946...
  • Tropical Storm kills 142 in Central America June 1, 2010

    Guatemala City: Flooding and landslides from the season's first tropical storm have killed at least 142 people and left thousands homeless in Central America, officials have said. Dozens of people are still missing and emergency crews are struggling to reach isolated communities cut off by washed-out roads and collapsed bridges caused...
  • 73 killed in Guatemala tropical storm May 31, 2010

    Guatemala City: At least 73 people were killed after a tropical storm hit the Pacific coast of Guatemala, officials said. The toll caused by the storm has risen to 73, the disaster relief authority spokesman David de Leon said on Sunday. Rescuers reported deaths in several parts of the country,...
  • Big volcanic eruptions in Guatemala, Ecuador May 29, 2010

    Guatemala City: Explosive eruptions shook two huge volcanoes in Central and South America, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes and disrupting air traffic as ash drifted over wide regions. Guatemala's Pacaya volcano started erupting lava and rocks on Thursday afternoon, blanketing the country's capital with ash and forcing the...
  • 7 inmates murdered, several injured in Guatemala November 24, 2008

    Guatamela: Seven inmates were murdered, most of them beheaded, in a brutal prison fight between gang members in Guatemala on Saturday, authorities said. Prisoners at the Pavoncito prison, in the town of Fraijanes, 43 miles (70 km) south of the capital, mutilated and decapitated five rivals, putting a head...
  • International adoption reveals its dark side July 28, 2008

    Guatemala: International adoptions are raising some serious concerns as a disturbing story has revealed its dark side. Each year, several thousand Americans adopt children from Guatemala. But not too long ago, the State Department started advising prospective parents to consider 'other' options. Esther Sulamita is finally home and is nestled close...
  • International adoption reveals its dark side July 29, 2008

    Guatemala: International adoptions are raising some serious concerns as a disturbing story has revealed its dark side. Each year, several thousand Americans adopt children from Guatemala. But not too long ago, the State Department started advising prospective parents to consider 'other' options. Esther Sulamita is finally home and is nestled close...
  • Guatemala sinkhole swallows homes February 24, 2007

    Guatemala City, Guatemala: A 100-meter-deep (330-foot-deep) sinkhole killed two teenage siblings and swallowed about a dozen homes, forcing the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people in a crowded Guatemala City neighborhood. Officials blamed recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main for opening up the sinkhole on Friday, and...
  • US committed to improving ties October 21, 2006

    Washington: Guatemala would make a far more responsible UN Security Council member instead of Venezuela, said US Under-Secretary of State Nicholas Burns on Friday. India supports Venezuela, but Burns said this will not affect Indo-US relationship. The nuclear test conducted by North Korea will not affect the nuclear deal with India,...