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.
The Guatemalan government said the road in the eastern part of the country reopened to traffic after troops with batons and plastic shields closed in on the migrants just beyond the village of Vado Hondo, about 35 miles (56 km) from border crossings into Honduras and El Salvador.
President Alejandro Giammattei said on Friday that, about 150 people have died or remain unaccounted for in Guatemala due to mudslides caused by powerful storm Eta, which devastated an indigenous village in the country’s north.
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.
The landslide destroyed eight homes in the municipality of San Marcos La Laguna in the country's Solola region, national disaster agency CONRED said in a statement.
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.