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Guatemala: ‘Extraordinary’ Mayan Frieze Found

(GUATEMALA CITY) — Archaeologists have found an "extraordinary" Mayan frieze richly decorated with images of deities and rulers and a long dedicatory...

Guatemala Earthquake Kills 48, Injures Hundreds

A 74 magnitude earthquake struck Guatemala Wednesday killing more than 48 and injuring hundreds The 20miledeep quake's epicenter was near the coastal town of...

Ex-Guatemala President to Be Tried in U.S.

When he was President of Guatemala, from 2000 to 2004, Alfonso Portillo promised a crusade against one of the Central American country's biggest scourges:...

Postcard: Guatemala City.

It's been five centuries since Pedro de Alvarado, a homicidal Spanish conquistador, seized from the Maya the volcanic realm that became Guatemala. But his...

Take a Break at Guatemala's Lake Atitlan

Flanked by volcanoes and colorful Maya villages, Guatemala's Atitlan is one of the most striking lakes in the world, and there are few better places to lap up...

In Guatemala, a Village that Cocaine Built

The village of La Reforma in eastern Guatemala doesn't seem like the kind of place that would have a first-rate hospital and a handful of mansions. There's no...

Jungle Gym: Maya Ruins in Guatemala

Guatemala's most popular Maya ruins lie at Tikal, but for real bragging rights you'll have to head deep into the Peten jungle, where you'll find the ancient city...

Mexico Exports Its Drug Wars to Guatemala

Just as Mexico lives in the shadow of the U.S., Guatemala lives in the shadow of Mexico. To its southern neighbor Mexico has exported its ranchera music, its...

Violence Haunts Guatemala's Election

Guatemala goes to the polls on Sunday, haunted by a violent and contested past and anxious over an increasingly violent present. The legacy of the country's...

Guatemala: The 70% Solution

As Vinicio Cerezo Arévalo, 42, strode into the headquarters of his Christian Democratic Party in downtown Guatemala City last week, he was one step closer to...

Guatemala Giving Democracy A Chance

Even by the brutal standards of Central American politics, Guatemala's reputation for murderous repression is chilling. Since a U.S.-backed coup in 1954, more...

Guatemala: A New and Deadly Phase

Guerrillas and the army escalate combat Windows in the genteel Zona Diez district of Guatemala City rattled last week to an increasingly familiar sound: the...

Guatemala: Requiem for a Missionary

A U.S. priest is slain as political violence increases "Father, you're in extreme danger. You must get out immediately." When he got that warning from a...