A few weeks ago, rumors spread across the internet that a child had died in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement custody. It turned out that information was false. The Vice News report that spurred those rumors, however, is just as disturbing. It tells the story of Yazmin Juárez, 20, a Guatemalan asylum-seeker who…
Vice President Mike Pence met with Brazilian president Michel Temer in Brasília today. He said this:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection appears to be modifying its version of what happened Wednesday when an agent shot and killed 20-year-old Guatemalan migrant Claudia Patricia Gómez González near Laredo, TX.
Organizers with the “refugee caravan” say they are less than a week away from reaching the U.S.-Mexico border—but only the “most vulnerable” members of the group are left.
The migrants traveling through Mexico on the now-famous “refugee caravan” have filmed a video featuring what the group referred to as a “general statement” about who they are, what they want, and why they are on the move.
An estimated 1,500 migrants from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador started a month-long journey on Sunday to the United States, where they intend to seek political asylum. Organizers say the “refugee caravan” includes many women, unaccompanied minors, and entire families who are migrating through Mexico any way…
We already knew that Donald Trump’s opinion of Mexicans and Central Americans is based entirely on racism and xenophobia. We’ve known this since at least June 2015, when then–candidate Trump made those awful comments about Mexicans being rapists, drug dealers, and criminals.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made an appearance on Guatemalan television networks on Wednesday to tell people about the “very, very dangerous” things that can happen when you try to enter the U.S. illegally.
Ready or not, Donald Trump will soon become the 45th President of the United States, which means all the immigration rhetoric that he campaigned on for the past year and a half is about to have its first encounter with reality.
SANTA CRUZ DEL QUICHÉ, Guatemala — Juan Zapeta has a special skill. In just 15 minutes, he can determine if someone is lying, a crucial talent for the 5-foot-tall Mayan man, who resolves conflicts quickly as the highest authority in one of Guatemala’s alternative justice systems. Zapeta is the indigenous mayor of…
It's not easy to get girls in Guatemala to talk about sex and reproductive rights. For many, sexual education is nonexistent — a taboo subject in a socially conservative country. Many churches forbid it, and society views the subject as promoting promiscuity among teenage girls.
AUSTIN—Hilda Ramirez spends all day, every day, inside St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. She walks its linoleum-tiled hallways, reads and assembles jigsaw puzzles, and sits in on Sunday services held in a language she doesn't understand.
(update: Jimmy Morales won slightly less than 24% of the vote in the Sept. 6 presidential election, according to Guatemala's Supreme Electoral Tribunal. That was good enough for a first place finish, but far shy of the simple majority a candidate needs to win the presidency outright in the first round of voting.…
In a nod to Instagram's increasingly influential role in advertising and shaping public opinion, Guatemala's tourism board (InGuat) invited 12 of the world's leading instagrammers to travel around the country and snap what they saw.
A 12-year-old Nicaraguan boy in Guatemala was forced to pay the ultimate price to preserve his principles and avoid being forcibly recruited by one of the country’s notoriously violent street gangs.
GUATEMALA CITY — Some problems seem too big for normal folks to handle.
GUATEMALA CITY — A civic rebellion that started with a frustrated Facebook post is now threatening to oust Guatemala's strongman president, retired special forces commander Otto Pérez Molina.
GUATEMALA CITY — Jimmy Gonzalez was out of tears by the time he arrived at the state morgue to claim his father's corpse.
The federal government has no evidence of an imminent plot by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to infiltrate the United States by sending operatives across the southern border, a top Obama administration official said Tuesday.
The number of unaccompanied children and families being caught crossing the U.S. southern border has dropped significantly.