Ecuadorian boat with drug shipment is seized

The Salvadorian Navy intercepted in the Pacific coast on Saturday four boats, three with the flag of Guatemala and one with that of Ecuador, and arrested 15 crew members with an alleged shipment of nearly a ton of drugs. In the operation a “large number of suspicious...

Drastic decline of exports in Latin America and the Caribbean

The exports of Latin America and the Caribbean will drop again for the third consecutive year in 2015, with Venezuela and Colombia as the most affected countries due to the drop in the price of oil, and Guatemala and El Salvador as exceptions of the widespread loss. The fall of...

Trial against former dictator Rios Montt for genocide was suspended

A court suspended on Monday a judgment against the former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who ruled Guatemala from 1982 to 1983 and had arrived on a stretcher to a court to face the new trial for the genocide of indigenous Mayans. The President of the Court of Higher Risk B, in...

Correa exhorted regional integration and the partial legalization of drugs

President Rafael Correa urged yesterday for regional integration in the V Regional Forum Esquipulas in Guatemala, ensuring that only the union will allow Latin American countries face certain powers and resolve common problems. The forum’s theme was ‘Towards a new...

Ecuador will intervene in regional forum in Guatemala

President Rafael Correa traveled to Guatemala on Monday to dialogue today with his Guatemalan counterpart Otto Perez Molina, participate in the V Esquipulas Regional Forum and inaugurate a square with the name of his country. “Departing to Guatemala. We return tomorrow....

Strong earthquake in Guatemala-Mexico border leaves at least one dead

On Monday, according to preliminary reports from the governments of Mexico and Guatemala, a strong quake of magnitude 6.9 occurred at 05:24 local hour on the border area of both countries, leaving cracks in several houses, roads collapsed, fallen roofs from homes and at least one...

Sales of fine coffee have a low in Latin America

Nine countries of Latin America registered a drop of 6.13% in the first six months of the 2013-2014 harvest compared with the last production in the same period. The National Coffee Association of Guatemala (Anacafe for its Spanish acronym) said that exportations from Colombia,...

Another minor killed in Honduras

This Thursday authorities reported a ninth murder of a minor that follows a series of killings that has included children from age two to 17 and has caused commotion in Honduras, a country attributed with the highest homicide rate in the world (79 per 100 thousand inhabitants),...