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FIFA bans former Guatemalan FA boss for seven years

Football governing body FIFA has banned the former Guatemalan Football Association President Rafael Salguero from all football-related activities for seven years for bribery.
Anders Kompass

Sweden recalls ambassador to Guatemala

Sweden said Sunday it had recalled its ambassador to Guatemala for consultations, citing the “political situation in the country and bilateral relations” Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.
A woman and children are ushered into cars by US Border Patrol agents after crossing the border wall into San Diego, California [File- Rebecca Blackwell-AP Photo]

US orders medical checks after migrant children die in custody

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has ordered medical checks on every child in its custody after an eight-year-old boy from Guatemala died, marking the second death of a child in the agency's care this month.
Santos Lopez Alonzo has been sentenced to 5130 years for the massacre of 171 people. Associated Press

Guatemala sentences ex-soldier to over 5,000 years in prison

A Guatemalan court has sentenced a former soldier to 5,160 years in prison for a massacre during one of the worst atrocities of the Central American nation's civil war.
A general view shows the Fuego volcano erupting as seen from Alotenango, a municipality in Sacatepequez Department, 65 kilometres southwest of Guatemala City [Johan Ordonez-AFP]

About 4,000 evacuated as volcano erupts in Guatemala

Memories are still painfully fresh of the volcano’s eruption in June, which swept away villages and left nearly 200 people dead and 235 missing.

Migrant caravan stopped on Mexico-Guatemala border

Hundreds of people in a caravan of migrants and refugees that crossed from Honduras into Guatemala staged a dramatic bid to breach the Mexican border on Friday, as local governments began preparing to disperse the convoy under pressure from Washington.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2015 Guatemala's Vice-President Roxana Baldetti offers a press conference at the presidential residence in Guatemala City. On October 9, 2018 a Guatemalan court condemned former Guatemalan vice president (2012-2015) Roxana Baldetti, who was in preventive detention since 2015, to a 15 years and six months prison term, for illicit association, influence peddling and fraud. / AFP PHOTO / Johan ORDONEZ

Former Guatemalan vice president sentenced to prison for fraud

A Guatemalan court sentenced former vice president Roxana Baldetti to 15 years and six months in prison Tuesday after finding her guilty of fraud in the awarding of a multi-million dollar government contract to decontaminate a lake near the capital.

Death toll from Guatemala volcano eruption rises to 99

Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99.

Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem

Guatemala opened an Embassy, in Jerusalem, on Wednesday, two days after the US made the same move.

Donald Trump says he will use military to protect US border

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would use U.S. military forces to protect the nation’s southern border with Mexico until there is a border wall and “proper security’’ in place.

Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump to discuss Iranian aggression

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with US President Donald Trump on Monday, providing an opportunity to shift attention away from mounting corruption investigations in Israel and towards Netanyahu’s main foreign policy priority, combatting Iran.

Guatemala’s Jimmy Morales announces embassy move to Jerusalem in May

Guatemala's president has announced that he will move his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, two days after the United States will do so.

Guatemala ex-president Alvaro Colom, ministers arrested over graft

Guatemala's fight against corruption has intensified with the arrest of a former president and nine of his ex-ministers.

Jerusalem embassy move is final – Guatemala

Guatemala's foreign minister says her country's decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is final, urging the international community to "respect" this commitment.

Guatemala defends decision to move embassy to Jerusalem

The decision was taken “without pressure from the United States,” Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel told reporters amid criticism of the measure.

Israel woos 10 countries on Jerusalem

Israel has started wooing 10 countries to move their embassies to Jerusalem following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise the city as capital of Israel.

Honduras blames Guatemala for ‘trash islands’

Guatemala is being blamed by Honduras for creating an "environmental disaster" after shocking images revealed a blanket of plastic rubbish engulfing the sea around a Caribbean island.

FIFA corruption trial to begin in New York

The bribery trial of three South American ex-officials is to kick off in New York on Monday, two and a half years after US prosecutors unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer.

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