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Guatemala to tap $26 million from fund to help poor amid coronavirus crisis
Reuters - 3/30/2020 2:08:00 AM
Guatemala will use nearly $26 million from an emergency fund to help thousands of the country’s neediest families, as measures to combat the spread of hit the economy and jobs, President Alejandro Giammattei said on Sunday.

Maritimers celebrate safe return home after risk-filled journey from Guatemala
Global News on MSN.com - 3/25/2020 9:18:57 PM
Three Canadians stranded in Guatemala City took a risky route home after failing to obtain consular assistance during COVID-19.

Detenidos en Guatemala y 80 médicos con COVID-19 en Chile
WFMZ-TV - 3/26/2020 2:00:00 PM
VILLA NUEVA, Guatemala (AP) - Más de 2.000 personas han sido detenidas en Guatemala por violar el toque de queda impuesto por el gobierno para frenar la propagación del nuevo coronavirus. En tanto, Chile reportó el jueves que unos 80 funcionarios de la salud están contagiados. A las 4 de la tarde casi todos en Guatemala se apresuran a ...

Watchdog: Guatemala Needs to Win Back Trust of Media
Voice of America - 3/28/2020 11:05:00 PM
Guatemala’s fractured relationship with the press is being put to the test during the fight to contain the coronavirus, a report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists found. At a time when Guatemalans need access to independent reporting on the coronavirus, conditions for press freedom are “unsound,” CPJ said.

In Guatemala, Eco-Retreats and Arts Collectives Blend Seamlessly with Tradition
Condé Nast Traveler on MSN.com - 3/30/2020 4:44:00 PM
Pulling away from Livingston, a cheerfully painted town on Guatemala's short Caribbean coast, the captain cut the engine. The tinny percussion of punta rock from a dockside bar and shouts of fishermen cleaning their nets gave way to a cottony silence. The boat drifted into the narrow mouth of the Río Dulce as if being swallowed whole.

Corpus Christi's role in a medical/dental mission to Guatemala
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - 3/30/2020 4:12:00 PM
Corpus Christi's role in a medical/dental mission to Guatemala The charity medical mission to Guatemala started by the late Sara Merdes Judd of Corpus Christi has grown significantly. Check out this story on caller.com: https://www.caller.com/story/news/2020/03/30/corpus-christis-role-medical-dental-mission-guatemala/2929235001/

Coronavirus Diaries: I’m an American Stranded in Guatemala, and I’m Fine With That
Slate - 3/24/2020 2:06:00 PM
I had planned to spend two weeks here in Antigua, Guatemala. I’ve been traveling around Latin America for 2½ years, and every so often I find a place with the right mix of climate and food and culture and nature and stick around for more than a few days. But I couldn’t get enough of days spent wandering Antigua’s picture-perfect streets ...

Guatemala extends curfew to avoid spread of coronavirus
Reuters - 3/29/2020 2:12:00 PM
Guatemala extended a curfew originally meant to expire on Sunday until April 12 to combat the spread of the coronavirus, the government announced. Guatemala has so far registered 34 confirmed cases of the virus and one death.

New Orleans nurses stuck in Guatemala due to coronavirus-related border closures work to get home
NOLA.com - 3/24/2020 11:00:00 AM
Two New Orleans nurses stranded in Guatemala due the coronavirus-related border closure could be coming home as early as Monday.

Holy Father Names New Bishop of Jalapa, Guatemala
Zenit News Agency - 3/30/2020 3:01:00 PM
The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Jalapa, Guatemala, presented by Bishop Julio Edgar Cabrera Ovalle. The Pope has appointed as bishop of Jalapa, Guatemala, the Reverend José Benedicto Moscoso Miranda, of the clergy of the same diocese, parish priest of “La Sagrada Familia” parish ...