Former Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom (2008-2012) died Monday at the age of 71. The cause of death has not been disclosed, although it was known that Colom was being treated for esophageal cancer.
Guatemala City's La Aurora International Airport was closed temporarily Sunday due to the presence of ashes from the nearby Fuego volcano, it was reported. The air terminal resumed operations three hours later after the wind shifted to the south, according to Civil Aeronautics Director Francis Argueta.
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei Tuesday announced he would join the ranks of leaders of the Americas who have chosen not to attend next month's regional Summit in Los Angeles, California, following the reluctance of US President Joseph Biden to invite Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.
Uruguay's Ambassador to Guatemala Boris Svetogorsky passed away Friday in the Central American country at the age of 60, it was reported. The cause of death was not disclosed. He was also the concurrent Ambassador for Honduras and Belize.
US Vice President Kamala Harris rounded up her first official foreign mission in Mexico City by underlining the need to tackle the root causes of migration as crowds at the southwestern border grow by the hour.
Vice President Kamala Harris left Washington Sunday aboard on an official tour to Guatemala and Mexico to deal with the crisis involving migrants going through those countries as well as through Honduras and El Salvador on their way to an illegal entry into the United States.
While the Mexican government militarized its borders, Guatemalan security forces on Monday cleared a road of hundreds of people in a mostly Honduran migrant caravan that had camped out overnight when authorities barred it from advancing toward the United States.
Guatemala beat back on Sunday a large migrant caravan bound for the United States, just days before the inauguration of the new administration.
Hundreds of Guatemalans partly burned the Congress building on Saturday in a protest demanding the resignation of President Alejandro Giammattei, following the passage of a budget that has sparked outrage in the impoverished Central American nation.
The Falklands War, a 10-week undeclared conflict between Argentina and the United Kingdom, broke out in April 1982 over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic. However, it appears, the Argentine threat was not the only one that Downing Street had to counter at the time.