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Stampede at concert in Guatemala leaves nine dead

Guatemala City: At least nine people were killed and about 20 others were injured after a stampede at the end of a concert celebrating Guatemalan Independence Day in the western city of Quetzaltenango, the local Red Cross confirmed.

Guatemala extends coronavirus-related restrictions, including curfew, until May 4

Buenos Aires/Sputnik/UNI: The Guatemalan authorities extended the disaster regime due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including curfew, until May 4, the country's government said.

Guatemala: 21 people die in road mishap

Guatemala City/IBNS: At least 21 people died when a bus and truck crashed in Guatemala on Saturday, media reports said.

Ahead of street protests, UN rights chief urges Guatemalan Government to respect democratic freedoms

New York, Jan  15 (IBNS): With demonstrations expected to take place in various Guatemalan cities on Monday and Tuesday, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, is urging the Guatemalan Government to guarantee freedom of expression and opinion, and the right to peaceful assembly and association.

UN anti-corruption body in Guatemala rebuts government’s reasons for expulsion order

New York, Jan 13 (IBNS): In a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Iván Velásquez, the senior UN official in charge of the International Commission Against Impunity (CICIG) in Guatemela, has responded to the accusations made by the Government to justify its decision to expel the Commission from the country.

Guatemala: UN anti-corruption body will continue working, as Constitutional Court blocks Government expulsion

New York, Jan 10 (IBNS): Following the Guatemalan Government’s unilateral decision to shut down a long-running UN anti-corruption commission, its spokesperson told UN News on Wednesday that the team is looking at ways to continue to carry out its mandate,  hours after the country's highest court ruled against the Government expulsion order.

UN Chief ‘strongly rejects’ Guatemala decision to expel anti-corruption body

New York, Jan 9 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General António Guterres has “strongly rejected” the Guatemalan Government’s decision to unilaterally terminate the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), an independent body set up by the UN and Guatemala to investigate illegal security groups and high-level corruption in the country.

Mexico-US border: Detained Guatemalan boy dies

Washington, Dec 26 (IBNS): An eight-year-old Guatemalan boy has died in the US custody, officials said on Wednesday.

Guatemala Dos Erres massacre conviction welcomed by UN human rights office

New York, Nov 24 (IBNS): The conviction of a former Guatemalan soldier involved in the mass killing of villagers in an infamous massacre during the country’s civil war has been welcomed by the UN human rights office, OHCHR.

Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti sentenced to prison in 'Magic Water' scandal

Guatemala City, Oct 10 (IBNS): Disgraced former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti has been sentenced to 15- and -half years in prison after a national court found her guilty in the 'Magic Water' scandal.

Guatemala volcanic eruption: Death toll touches 62

Guatemala City, June 5 (IBNS): the death toll due to the Fuego volcano eruption in Guatemala has touched 62, media reports said on Tuesday.

Guatemala: UN chief pledges support for rescue effort after deadly volcano eruption

New York, June 5 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed his solidarity with the people of Guatemala, and said the Organization stands ready to support rescue and relief efforts in the aftermath of a devastating volcanic eruption on Sunday, in the Central American nation.

Fuego Volcano eruption: Death toll rises to 25, hundreds injured

Guatemala City, June 4 (IBNS): At least 25 people have died as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday for the second time this year, media reports said.

Guatemala volcano erupts, several dead

Guatemala City, June 4 (IBNS): At least seven people were killed as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday for the second time this year, media reports said.

UN warns of ‘deteriorating climate’ for human rights defenders in Guatemala

New York, May 19 (IBNS): It’s becoming increasingly dangerous to defend the rights of indigenous people in Guatemala, the United Nations human rights office warned on Friday, following the murder of three activists over the past 10 days.