GUATEMALAN authorities are investigating allegations of sexual abuse at a children’s home where 41 girls were burnt to death on International Women’s Day.
The Public Ministry said a prosecutor had interviewed two girls from the Virgen de la Asuncion Safe Home, east of...
Tuesday 25th Apr 2017
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A THIRD Guatemalan prison officer died on Monday from injuries sustained when gang members rioted at a youth detention centre over the weekend.
Violence erupted at the Central Correctional Stage II institution in San Jose Pinula, southeast of the capital Guatemala City, on Sunday.
Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017
Nation mourns as probe into girls’ care-home deaths starts
Wednesday 15th Mar 2017
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Tuesday 14th Mar 2017
POPE Francis led prayers yesterday for the 39 girls now confirmed dead after a fire at a Guatemalan care home last Wednesday — as investigators focused on the social welfare secretary.
The pontiff asked followers to pray “for all the girls and boys who are victims of...
Monday 13th Mar 2017
GUATELMALAN President Jimmy Morales called for reform of the children’s care home system on Thursday as the death toll in Wednesday’s fire reached 36.
“This is a rigid system that has become insensitive,” he said, adding there were 1,500 children in government...
Saturday 11th Mar 2017
Victimslocked in after trying to flee sex abuse
Friday 10th Mar 2017
THE Inter-American Court of Human Rights has condemned the Guatemalan state for the forced disappearances of 22 people and its refusal to investigate the massacre of indigenous people between 1981-1986 during the country’s civil war.
“The lack of investigation into...
Saturday 24th Dec 2016
GUATEMALA: A village mayor was arrested on Thursday for allegedly ignoring warnings ahead of a landslide that engulfed his community last October, killing 280 people.
Santa Catarina Pinula mayor Victor Gonzalo Alvarizaes was arrested on a charge of negligent homicide over the landslide...
Saturday 27th Aug 2016
GUATEMALA: The government was urged yesterday to protect a judge involved in high-profile anti-corruption cases by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission.
Judge Miguel Angel Galvez ordered former President Otto Perez Molina jailed pending trial over the corruption scheme known as...
Thursday 25th Aug 2016