I recently went to a parents’ meeting at my children’s elementary school in the rural town of Aguacatan, Guatemala, a few hours from the Mexico border. As usual, I was one of the only men there. This disparity has nothing to do with machismo or Latin gender roles; it’s that there just aren’t many men in Aguacatan.
Four years ago, Guatemalans went to the polls with jubilation. Widespread street protests had just forced the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, who had been accused of graft by a pioneering anti-corruption body.
Protesters yelling "Murderer" jostled Morales' police detail and let off a loud firework as he tried to reach a hotel that is the temporary headquarters of Central America's regional parliament, a Reuters witness said.
The United States on Monday congratulated Alejandro Giammattei on winning Guatemala’s presidential election and pledged to work with him on halting migration from the Central American country.
The quake's epicentre was 8.2 km (5.1 miles) northwest of the town of Casillas and about 50 km (31 miles) southwest of the capital, Guatemala City. It struck at a depth of 197 km (122 miles), the USGS said.
President Alejandro Giammattei said the deportations had saturated quarantine centers in Guatemala and heaped pressure on the Central American country's weak health system.
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele declared a 15-day state of emergency to cope with the effects of the storm, which he estimated to have caused $200 million in damage, but which weakened later in the day as it moved into Guatemala.
The gritty industrial city neighboring El Paso, Texas, has received thousands of migrants under a Trump administration policy that sends US asylum seekers to Mexico to await the outcomes of their cases.
Fabio Rodolfo Vásquez and María Moreno entered an online dance contest during the coronavirus pandemic to help them cope with the recent death of their daughter - and won it.