is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast. With an estimated population of around 15.8 million, it is the most populous state in Central America. A representative democracy, Guatemala's capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción, also known as Guatemala City.

The territory of modern Guatemala once formed the core of the Mayan civilization, which extended across Mesoamerica. Most of the country was conquered by the Spanish in the 16th century, becoming part of the viceroyalty of New Spain. Guatemala attained independence in 1821 as part of the Federal Republic of Central America, which dissolved in 1841.


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Situation of human rights in Guatemala: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/46/74)

Reliefweb 04 Mar 2021
In her report, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights describes the human rights situation and the activities of her office in Guatemala from 1 January to 31 December 2020 ... The present report is submitted pursuant to the agreement between the Office of the United ...

Pollo Campero Joins Chicken Sandwich Wars

The Moore County News-Press 02 Mar 2021
A zesty grilled option is available as well ... +2. Parks Associates ... Cognitus Establishes Offices in Puerto Rico and Morocco for Its SAP Customers. Founded in Guatemala in 1971, Pollo Campero is a fast service chicken restaurant brand specializing in uniquely flavorful chicken and a wholesome menu offering individual and family meals ... Media Contact. ... ....

Human Rights Council starts General Debate on the High Commissioner’s oral update

Reliefweb 01 Mar 2021
At the beginning of the meeting, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Cyprus, Eritrea and Venezuela spoke as concerned countries ... Guatemala recognized the leadership of the High Commissioner’s Office in the country by Mika Kanervavouri and reiterated that technical assistance should be in line with the Government’s priorities.

USBP, LPD apprehend more than 30 immigrants

LMT Online 01 Mar 2021
U.S ... A search of the property revealed 25 immigrants from the countries of Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. A second case occurred early Sunday. LPD officers requested assistance from agents regarding four people they had encountered ... ....

As US starts processing asylum seekers, thousands of migrants continue to suffer in Mexico

Reliefweb 01 Mar 2021
© ARLETTE BLANCO/MSF ... MSF provides comprehensive medical services to hundreds of families who have settled in tents in Matamoros since June 2019 ... Sixteen of the victims were identified as migrants from Guatemala, and Mexican police officers have been arrested on homicide charges for their deaths ... .

Fact check: Trump delivers lie-filled CPAC speech

News-Press Now 01 Mar 2021
Trump repeated an old false claim about Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, saying that before he took office, those countries were "refusing to take back illegal alien gang members, including MS-13."

Guatemala seizes Martinelli's plane at US request

MENA FN 27 Feb 2021
(MENAFN - Newsroom Panama) The Prosecutor's Office for Narcoactivity Crimes of Guatemala has seized the private plane with former President Ricardo M... .

Israel to put on hold program to send vaccines abroad amid legal scrutiny

The Jerusalem Post 25 Feb 2021
Earlier this week, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that several countries, as ... Guatemala has an embassy in Jerusalem, Czech Republic is expected to open a diplomatic office in the capital in the coming days, and Equatorial Guinea has promised to open an embassy there.

Thayer receives prestigious medal for service

Uvalde Leader News 25 Feb 2021
U.S. Embassy Guatemala. Lt. Col ... Thayer is the son of Sabinal area residents Margaret and Albert Thayer ... Army Lt. Col ... This week, Thayer is working in Guatemala to set up an Army Civil Affairs office. The office would be a permanent installation to aid in hurricane recovery and offer additional resources ... Rachel Salpietra ... and Honduran civilians ... military.

Equatorial Guinea plans to move embassy to Jerusalem

The American Israelite 25 Feb 2021
The pledge came in a conversation February 19th with the oil-rich African nation’s president, Teodoro Mbasogo, Netanyahu’s office said ... his office’s statement said.

71 Illegal Immigrants Found in Texas ‘Stash House’ Near Border: Border Patrol

The Epoch Times 25 Feb 2021
Agents with the U.S ... They were tipped off by officers with the Pharr Police Department. The illegal aliens, they said, were from�Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and Honduras ... "The U.S.

First COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Honduras from Israel

The Jerusalem Post 25 Feb 2021
Israel gave “a limited quantity” of COVID-19 vaccines to the Palestinian Authority and a few countries, the Prime Minister’s Office said Tuesday. Honduras and Guatemala, the latter of which has an embassy in Jerusalem, are among the countries that received donated vaccine doses from Israel, diplomatic sources confirmed.

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