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Bus Bomb in Guatemala Kills Six

At least six people died and another dozen were wounded after a bomb exploded on a public bus on Monday in Guatemala...
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The Battle for Guatemala’s Heart Has Begun

It's appropriate that Alta Verapaz, the province where the Guatemalan government has decided to start its fight against organized crime, is in the heart of the...
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Message from Zetas to Guatemala’s President

The following is a message allegedly from the Zetas criminal organization, played by the local radio station La Buena in Coban, the capital of the beseiged province...
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Guatemala Declares State of Siege in Alta Verapaz

Guatemala's government declared a state of siege in the embattled state of Alta Verapaz on Sunday, an area just north of capital city Guatemala that has been...
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Cable Highlights Widespread Flaws in ‘Porous’ Mexico-Guatemala Border

According to a U.S. State Department cable released by the international whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, state department officials are highly concerned by...
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Guatemala Approves Asset Seizure Law

Guatemalan Congress approved a law Tuesday that allows the state to seize the assets and property linked to criminal...
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Citing Zetas Drug Gang, Guatemalan Interior Minister Calls for More US Assistance

Citing recent clashes between Guatemalan security forces and the Zetas drug trafficking organization, Guatemalan Interior Minister Carlos Menocal called on the US...
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Brother of Guatemalan Drug Lord Slain

Arturo Paredes Cordoba, the brother of Jorge Mario Paredes Cordoba (pictured), alias "El Gordo," was assassinated along with another man as he drove his car in Rio...
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How ‘Mano Dura’ is Strengthening Gangs

The United Nations and U.S. Southern Command estimate there are approximately 70,000 gang members, or so-called maras, most of them concentrated in the Northern...