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‘Smear Campaign’ in Guatemala Aims to Discredit Reformers

Political intrigue in Guatemala is threatening to stall efforts at police and judicial reform, as some of the country's most important reformists have been sucked...
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Guatemala Profile

Guatemala's criminal organizations are among the most sophisticated and dangerous in Central America. Some of them have been in operation for decades. They include...
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Guatemala Seeks to Curb Crimes Committed from Jails

The Guatemalan Public Ministry and the National Police say they have identified five major leaders of the Barrio 18 (M-18)  gang currently held at the maximum...
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Belize May Begin Patrolling Guatemalan Border

Belize's ambassador to Guatemala has said that the Belize military may begin patrolling the Guatemalan side of the border in order to better combat a "spillover" of...
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RawFeed: Governor of Peten Calls for ‘State of Siege’

The governor of Guatemala’s embattled frontier province Peten has asked the federal government to declare a state of siege in his department as Mexico’s cartels...
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Guatemala Braces for Major Confrontation With Zetas

As Mexican drug traffickers continue to operate with impunity in Guatemala’s dense borderland jungles, the Guatemalan military is readying itself for a major...
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Attacks on Electric Towers Spark Rumors of Guatemalan Insurgency

Clandestine elements have launched a series of attacks against transmission towers in rural Guatemala, in response to a controversial hydroelectric development...
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Guatemalans (and a Gringo) Talk ‘State of Siege’

After the Guatemalan government extended its "State of Siege" in the province of Alta Verapaz, where Mexican drug cartels like the Zetas are allegedly based, a...
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Colom: Central American Nations to Join Forces Against Zetas

Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will create a special task force charged with confronting the Zetas, said President Alvaro Colom, as the Guatemalan security...