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Annual Goldman Environmental Prize awarded to grassroots activists.

A former child soldier and a Guatemalan evangelical pastor are among this year's winners of the prestigious award, which recognizes activists from each of the world's six geographic regions.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize.

GUATEMALA CITY " Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Guatemalan land activist wins prestigious Goldman prize.

Rodrigo Tot, a 60-year-old farmer and activist, was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday for work in his Guatemala homeland, an honor that comes after two previous Latin American winners were murdered in the last year.

- FOX News - US

Mexico's 'Mama Africa' Welcomes Migrants on a Long Journey.

An unmarked hotel along the Mexico-Guatemala border has become a frequent stop for weary migrants from parts of Africa and Haiti heading north.

- Global Voices - US

Director of Guatemala prison holding gang members is slain.

Authorities in Guatemala say the director of a prison where street gang members are held has been shot to death.

- FOX News - US

Director of Guatemala prison holding gang members is slain.

GUATEMALA CITY " Authorities in Guatemala say the director of a prison where street gang members are held has been shot to death.The spokesman for the national prison system said Saturday that Jose Maria Perez Corado was shot...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Pence says the U.S. will honor its refugee deal with Australia.

The United States will proceed with an agreement with Australia to help resettle refugees, Vice President Mike Pence pledged Saturday at joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney. The arrangement requires the U.S. to accept up to 1,250 refugees, many from Iran and Syria, from their ...

- The Week - US

Fearless drone camera peers into an erupting volcano in Guatemala.

British researchers working in Guatemala have been getting closer than ever to erupting volcanos thanks to advances in drone technology, and the attached cameras have been producing some stunning footage along the way.

- Yahoo! News - US

US law students are helping asylum-seekers, driven by their own family stories.

A colorful mural on the wall at the University of California, Davis' immigration law clinic shows letters from immigrants behind bars and chains turning into quetzal birds: a metaphor for the students' work. Chicano studies students painted the mural and chose the quetzal over the dove becaus...

- The Raw Story - US

Drones Armed with Sensors Fly Through Erupting Volcano's Ash Clouds.

Drones armed with sensors helped researchers study a volcanic eruption in Guatemala.

- Livescience.com - US

After 6-Month Manhunt, Ex-Mexican Governor Nabbed In Guatemala.

More than half a dozen Mexican governors are either under investigation or on the run from corruption investigations. The power of governors and misuse of that power is on the rise

- NPR - US

Mexican ex-gov. accused of graft appears in Guatemala court

A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges is appearing before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition.

- FOX News - US

Mexican ex-governor stalls fast-track extradition from Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY, April 29 — Javier Duarte, the former state governor of Mexico's ruling party who was arrested in Guatemala at the weekend, said in court yesterday he would not agree to be extradited until his lawyers were able to study a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Mexican ex-governor stalls fast-track extradition from Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY - Javier Duarte, the former state governor of Mexico's ruling party who was arrested in Guatemala at the weekend, said in court on Wednesday he would not agree to be extradited until his lawyers were able to study a formal extradition request.

- Reuters - US

Trump blames Obama for formation of MS-13 crime gang

WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 19 - President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed , without proof , his predecessor Barack Obama for allowing the MS-13 criminal gang to take root in US cities. The MS-13, also known as the Mara Salvatrucha, is one of the criminal groups behind a wave of violence in Guatemala, Honduras and

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

A borderless world in curbing corruption

The worldwide push to root out corruption has achieved a new landmark. For the first time, the International Monetary Fund has insisted that a country set up a special court to deal with anti-corruption cases as a condition for receiving financial aid. In 2007, for example, Guatemala outsourced its anti-corruption fight to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump blames Obama for formation of MS-13 crime gang

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill Washington - President Donald Trump on Tuesday blamed -- without proof -- his predecessor Barack Obama for allowing the MS-13 criminal gang to take root in US cities. The MS-13, also known as the Mara Salvatrucha, is one of the criminal groups behind a wave of violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El ...

- Business Insider - US

Mexicans are fed up with corrupt, fugitive governors escaping justice

Despite being handcuffed at the wrists and flanked by Interpol agents, fugitive Mexican governor Javier Duarte wore a disconcerting grin moments after his arrest in Guatemala on Saturday. It was the smirk, many Mexicans observed, of a man accustomed to getting away with it. Having allegedly embezzled 55 billion

- VICE News - US

Why did 41 girls die at a Guatemalan youth shelter?

Accusations of abuse and neglect have come to light after a fire at a state-funded youth shelter killed 41 girls.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Mexican ex-governor evaded justice with help of accomplices

GUATEMALA CITY " A fugitive former Mexican governor accused of pilfering millions of dollars from state coffers was aided by a network of accomplices who helped him evade justice in Guatemala, where he was eventually captured...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Javier Duarte, Mexican Ex-Governor Accused of Diverting Money, Is Captured

The former governor of Veracruz state, accused of diverting millions of dollars meant for social programs, was found in Guatemala after disappearing in October.

- New York Times - US

A Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor, Accused of Corruption, Has Been Captured in Guatemala

Javier Duarte is accused of running a corruption ring that allegedly pilfered millions of dollars from coffers in Veracruz state

- TIME Magazine - US

Javier Duarte, fugitive Mexican ex-governor, captured in Guatemala

Javier Duarte, who became a symbol of government corruption in Mexico, was captured in Guatemala and transferred to a military prison on Sunday following six months on the run.

- UPI - US

Fugitive Mexican Governor Arrested in Guatemala

Javier Duarte, the fugitive governor of Veracruz state, was arrested in Guatemala on charges of racketeering and embezzlement after eluding authorities for nearly six months.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Fugitive Mexican governor Javier Duarte arrested in Guatemala

Javier Duarte disappeared in October after he was accused of embezzling millions.

- BBC - UK

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor wanted for graft arrested in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY - A former state governor who had come to symbolize corruption within Mexico's ruling party, was arrested on Saturday in Guatemala, Mexico's attorney general's office said, in what could be a boost for embattled President Enrique Pena Nieto.

- Reuters - US

Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

During a ten-day research trip, the team carried out many proof-of-concept flights at the summits of both Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala.  Using lightweight modern sensors they measured temperature, humidity and thermal data within the volcanic clouds and took images of multiple eruptions in ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

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