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Guatemala: unrest follows president's refusal to resign

Guatemala: unrest follows president's refusal to resign

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Guatemala: jubilation follows vice-president's resignation

Guatemala: jubilation follows vice-president's resignation

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Christians recall martyrdom of Juan Gerardi in Guatemala

Christians recall martyrdom of Juan Gerardi in Guatemala

Bishop Gerardi was a human rights activist who was savagely murdered 17 years ago after he published a report linking Guatemala's military to 250,000 deaths.

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Catholic bishops condemn mistreatment of migrants in Mexico

Catholic bishops condemn mistreatment of migrants in Mexico

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Biden promises asylum for Central American refugees

Biden promises asylum for Central American refugees

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U.S. military can't stop Ebola contagion from Latin America

U.S. military can't stop Ebola contagion from Latin America

Marine Corp Gen. John Kelly expressed fears that human traffickers bringing illegal immigrants to the U.S. will also bring Ebola.

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Honduras: Obama doesn't provide enough support to stem emigration of minors

Honduras: Obama doesn't provide enough support to stem emigration of minors

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Catholic bishop denounces Mexico's treatment of migrants

Catholic bishop denounces Mexico's treatment of migrants

Bishop Raul Vera Lopez denounced the sexual trafficking of minors in Mexico. U.S. Border patrol caught two illegal immigrants from Central America who have a history of sex crimes.

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Justice and compassion needed for Central American refugees

Justice and compassion needed for Central American refugees

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Guatemala receives second group of children deported by U.S.

Guatemala receives second group of children deported by U.S.

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Catholics seek to end child migration from Central America

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Pope Francis demands immigrant children be protected and allowed to enter U.S.

Pope Francis demands immigrant children be protected and allowed to enter U.S.

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Mexico spends millions to send Central American children home

Mexico spends millions to send Central American children home

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Mexican bishop blames 'corruption and greed' for children's exodus to US

Mexican bishop blames 'corruption and greed' for children's exodus to US

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Conference of Catholics in Washington discuss response to immigrant surge

Conference of Catholics in Washington discuss response to immigrant surge

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Top U.S. general sees national security threat in Central America's poverty and criminal violence

Top U.S. general sees national security threat in Central America's poverty and criminal violence

Central America is a 'crime-terror convergence', says SOUTHCOM commander Gen. John Kelly: an existential threat to the U.S.

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Texas Gov. Perry says Obama 'inept' while feds house illegal immigrants beyond border region

Texas Gov. Perry says Obama 'inept' while feds house illegal immigrants beyond border region

Protests are expected in Michigan where the Obama administration is expected to house illegal immigrant minors. Texas Gov. Rick Perry also suspects 'ulterior motives' in Obama's response to immigrant surge.

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Catholic bishop to testify in Congress about violence driving Central American immigrants to U.S.

Catholic bishop to testify in Congress about violence driving Central American immigrants to U.S.

The number of illegal aliens entering Texas has already exceeded the total for 2013.

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Guatemala: army officers face trial for murder and sex slavery

Guatemala: army officers face trial for murder and sex slavery

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Biden to stop in Guatemala to discuss immigration crisis

Biden to stop in Guatemala to discuss immigration crisis

...on his way to a soccer match in Brazil.

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Gang violence drives child migrants to US, say Central American media

Gang violence drives child migrants to US, say Central American media

Unaccompanied minors being held in Arizona by ICE for illegal entry into the U.S. are begging Central Americans to secure their release.

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Guatemala arrests suspects in murder of human rights advocate

Guatemala arrests suspects in murder of human rights advocate

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On Memorial Day: Remember Jose Gutierrez, USMC

On Memorial Day: Remember Jose Gutierrez, USMC

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A chance encounter of the Spirit and earthly powers

A chance encounter of the Spirit and earthly powers

General Jorge Ubico was the prototypical Latin American dictator who sought power in the name of progress. A dark stranger flouted Ubico's designs and gave him warning.

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Former Guatemalan president pleads guilty to money laundering

Former Guatemalan president pleads guilty to money laundering

Alfonso Portillo faced a federal court in Manhattan where he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and money laundering charges.

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Mexico: Murders are up, drug seizures are down

Mexico: Murders are up, drug seizures are down

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Drop in Mexican immigrants reflected in lower remittance amounts

Drop in Mexican immigrants reflected in lower remittance amounts

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Guatemala: Catholics lead all-night vigil for peace

Guatemala: Catholics lead all-night vigil for peace

As people in the U.S. celebrated Halloween, Guatemalans prayed for peace and then went to cemeteries to pray for the repose of the dead.

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On a day like today: the Joseph Leber story

On a day like today: the Joseph Leber story

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Guatemala: over 2000 children and teens infected with AIDS

Guatemala: over 2000 children and teens infected with AIDS

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Ex-Guatemalan soldier who participated in 1980s massacre fights to retain US citizenship

Ex-Guatemalan soldier who participated in 1980s massacre fights to retain US citizenship

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Mexico: More feared dead in train derailment

Mexico: More feared dead in train derailment

On 'The Beast', thousands of Central Americans ride the rails in the hope of reaching safety in the United States. Many die in the attempt.

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Guatemalan dictator sentenced for genocide

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Guatemalan journalist murdered

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Guatemala: Hunger worse than economic crisis

Guatemala: Hunger worse than economic crisis

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South Texas shows increase in desperate illegal border crossings

South Texas shows increase in desperate illegal border crossings

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Modern Mayas sitting out Mayan apocalype

Modern Mayas sitting out Mayan apocalype

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Texas trooper in helicopter kills two immigrants

Texas trooper in helicopter kills two immigrants

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On a day like today: the conquest of Guatemala

On a day like today: the conquest of Guatemala

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Mexico: 'a graveyard for immigrants'

Mexico: 'a graveyard for immigrants'

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Guatemala: violent fracas leaves 6 dead

Guatemala: violent fracas leaves 6 dead

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Ancient Guatemalans were innovative in water conservation

Ancient Guatemalans were innovative in water conservation

The largest Mayan dam in Central America was found at the Tikal site, where 80,000 people lived in the rainforest approximately 2000 years ago.

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ICC prosecutor confident international justice will prevail, despite opposition from US and China

ICC prosecutor confident international justice will prevail, despite opposition from US and China

Luis Moreno Ocampo is stepping down as prosecutor at the International Criminal Court. That China and the US refuse to join, he says, is proof that governments take the ICC seriously. He says he has no plans for politics in his native Argentina.

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Guatemala: Hydro-electric project energizes civil unrest

Guatemala: Hydro-electric project energizes civil unrest

Foreign interests are involved in a hydro-electric project in the highlands of Guatemala. Indigenous people of the region have risen up against it, pitting them against a government with a history of violence.

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Latin American schools receive solar panels and Internet access

Latin American schools receive solar panels and Internet access

A cooperative venture involving Spain, Portugal and their former colonies plans on providing solar panels and computers to 80,000 schools in Latin America.

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Nicaragua steers an independent course in regional affairs

Nicaragua steers an independent course in regional affairs

Nicaragua is getting cozy with Russia, while it also has had some success in the war on narcotics.

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Mexico: rewards offered following deadly prison break

Mexico: rewards offered following deadly prison break

Prison officials in northern Mexico have been fired and are now under investigation for a daring prison break. More than 40 members of the Gulf cartel narcotics organization were killed by Zetas - a rival group that managed to spring 30 members from jail.

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The Strange Demands the U.S. makes of Guatemala

The Strange Demands the U.S. makes of Guatemala

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Guatemala: Kids living in garbage dump still believe in Santa Claus

Guatemala: Kids living in garbage dump still believe in Santa Claus

Located on the edge of the Central American city, a garbage dump is home to the poorest of Guatemala City where children scavenge to earn their daily bread.

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Guatemala: Students and teachers fearful on the way to school

Guatemala: Students and teachers fearful on the way to school

Violent criminal gangs, known as 'maras', are to blame.

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Dispossessed Guatemalan refugees demand repatriation

Dispossessed Guatemalan refugees demand repatriation

Sixty-eight families, evicted from lands in Guatemala, are faced with hunger and adverse conditions in Mexico.

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Central America: Poverty and corruption are rampant

Central America: Poverty and corruption are rampant

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Guatemala's central role in Latin American narcotrafficking

Guatemala's central role in Latin American narcotrafficking

Just like Mexico, Guatemala straddles the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and affords its a significant role in transferring narcotics from South America.

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Guatemala: Indigenous women are the poorest of the poor

Guatemala: Indigenous women are the poorest of the poor

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The Holy Family comes to Flores, Guatemala

The Holy Family comes to Flores, Guatemala

A Maryknoll missioner accompanies the people of Guatemala on their spiritual journey.

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Guatemala: Finding Christ in the PetÚn rainforest

Guatemala: Finding Christ in the PetÚn rainforest

Behind the facade of tourist traps, hostels, and adventure travel brokers, in the Peten rainforest a missioner brings Jesus Christ to the spiritually needy.

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Guatemala: Former army officer to take presidential reins

Guatemala: Former army officer to take presidential reins

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Recipe: Celebrate All Saints Day with Guatemalan 'fiambre' salad

Recipe: Celebrate All Saints Day with Guatemalan 'fiambre' salad

On November 1, Guatemalans recall the deceased members of their families and pray for the intervention of the saints. Like Thanksgiving Day in the US and Canada, it is a time for family reunions, special foods, and memories.

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Guatemala: Chronic hunger and malnutrition

Guatemala: Chronic hunger and malnutrition

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