Huehuetenango (Guatemala)

Type: City
Name: Huehuetenango (Guatemala)
Country: Guatemala
Latitude: 15.32
Longitude: -91.470001
population: 77,797
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Father Joseph William Halpin, M.M.

, M.M., who was a missioner to Guatemala, died Aug. 13 at Mission St. Teresa’s Residence at Maryknoll in Ossining. He was 88.He first served at a mission in Huehuetenango in the Cuchamantan Mountains. He was pastor of a parish from 1954 to 1958. He worked ... [Published Catholic New York Online - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Drought threatens food security

Local consumers were dismayed to discover on Aug. 14 that the severe drought that has ravaged crops through Central America, had driven up the price of corn per quintal (46 kg) by 40 quetzales (US$5) in the municipal market of Quetzaltenango, a predominantly ... [Published Latin America Press - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 1 reports

Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers join forces in Guatemala, paper says

Drug cartels from Colombia and Mexico have formed an alliance to produce designer drugs and cocaine in Guatemala that will later be smuggled into the United States, the Prensa Libre newspaper reported Tuesday. Drug traffickers are focusing on Guatemala ... [Published Individual.com - Sep 02 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Three Suspected Rapists Burned Alive By Angry Mob In Guatemala

Three men, suspected of rape, were burned alive by an angry mob in the province of Huehuetenango, Guatemala, local police said Monday.The men were captured last Saturday by a local vigilante group from the village of Yalamciop. The mob believed the men ... [Published Opposing Views - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 2 reports

Guatemala: State of Emergency, 200,000 families at risk

Source: Missionary International Service News AgencyCountry: Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina declared a state of emergency on Monday in 16 of its 22 provinces, which have been affected by one of the country’s worst droughts that is threatening over ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 3 reports

Lynching sees three accused rapists burned alive in Guatemala (Yahoo7 News)

A trio of accused rapists and kidnappers were tied to a tree and burned alive by an angry mob in a revenge attack in Guatemala.Deputy provincial police chief Henry Delgado confirmed the deaths of brothers Enrique, 26, and Rigoberto Martinez Ramos, 18, ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Latin American Herald Tribune - Accused Rapists Burned Alive in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY Three suspected rapists were killed by an enraged mob in a community in the northwestern province of Huehuetenango, Guatemalas PNC national police said Monday.The incident occurred in Yalamciop, a village near the town of San Mateo Ixtatan, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Funeral of General Rudy Israel Ortiz held in Guatemala

Cadets of the Polytechnic School stand guard during the funeral of General Rudy Israel Ortiz, Guatemalan National Defense Chief of Staff, in Guatemala City, capital of Guatemala, on Aug. 21, 2014. Rudy Israel Ortiz died on Wednesday in an air crash near ... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Coyote thanks Obama for big profits from illegal alien smuggling operation

At long last, after six years of dismal failure, there is clear evidence that Barack Obama's policies finally managed to stimulate an industry.  The Washington Examiner tells us that "coyote" smugglers are doing great business across the porous southern ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Guatemalan Military Chief Rudy Ortiz Dies In a Chopper Crash

The head of the Guatemalan military's Joint Chiefs of Staff General Rudy Ortiz along with four other military officers died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico, media reports citing Government officials said.Interior Secretary ... [Published Defense World - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Guatemala army chief of staff among 5 dead in helicopter crash

HUEHUETENANGO, GUATEMALA (BNO NEWS) -- The chief of staff of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz Ruiz, was among five people who were killed Wednesday when an Air Force helicopter crashed in the country's western region near the border with ... [Published Wire Update - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Latin American Herald Tribune - Guatemalas Army Chief Dies in Chopper Crash

GUATEMALA CITY The chief of Guatemalas armed forces, Gen. Rudy Ortiz, was among five people killed on Wednesday when a military helicopter crashed in the northwestern province of Huehuetenango, Defense Minister Manuel Lopez said.There were no survivors, ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 21 2014]

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"This is happening because the Mexican cartels took ownership of the distribution routes in Mexico after the death of (Medellin cartel leader) Pablo Escobar and the Colombians are focusing on the production of drugs, mainly cocaine" Leiva said
"We were asked to pray — to ask God that everything would go OK," Lopez recalled. "I was really scared because I was the only girl among all these men."
Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina lamented the loss of the service members and sent his condolences to the families of the victims. "I want to express my feelings of sympathy and condolences to the families of the five officers who sadly died in northern Huehuetenango" the president said, praising the victims for their work
"They couldn't land in Ixquisis and instead decided to go to the military base in Las Palmas and in that trajectory the helicopter crashed" Lopez said

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Father Joseph William Halpin, M.M. [Published Catholic New York Online - Sep 18 2014]
Kick-starting coffee production in a war zone: ... [Published 2Degrees - Sep 09 2014]
Drought threatens food security [Published Latin America Press - Sep 08 2014]
Colombian narcos sending bio-chemists to Guatem... [Published Colombia Reports - Sep 03 2014]
Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers join for... [Published Individual.com - Sep 02 2014]
Guatemala: ACT Alliance Alert: Drought in Guate... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 28 2014]
Three Suspected Rapists Burned Alive By Angry M... [Published Opposing Views - Aug 27 2014]
Guatemala: State of Emergency, 200,000 families... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 26 2014]
STATE OF EMERGENCY, 200,000 FAMILIES AT RISK [Published Misna - Aug 26 2014]
Lynching sees three accused rapists burned aliv... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Aug 26 2014]
Latin American Herald Tribune - Accused Rapists... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 26 2014]
Accused rapists burned alive in Guatemala [Published Fox News Latino - Aug 25 2014]
Rape suspects burned alive in Guatemala [Published Northern Territory News - Aug 25 2014]
Part of surge across U.S. border, girl travels ... [Published Maryland Gazette - Aug 24 2014]
Funeral of General Rudy Israel Ortiz held in Gu... [Published Xinhua News Agency - Aug 22 2014]
Coyote thanks Obama for big profits from illega... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 21 2014]
Guatemala army chief of staff among 5 dead in h... [Published Wire Update - Aug 21 2014]
Guatemalan Military Chief Rudy Ortiz Dies In a ... [Published Defense World - Aug 21 2014]
Latin American Herald Tribune - Guatemalas Army... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 21 2014]
Guatemala army chief dies in crash [Published Press tv - Aug 21 2014]
Guatemala's army chief dies in chopper crash [Published EFE - Aug 20 2014]
Top Guatemalan general killed in air crash near... [Published AlertNet - Aug 20 2014]
Guatemalan leader laments death of top military... [Published China.org.cn - Aug 20 2014]
Guatemala's army chief dies in chopper crash [Published Fox News Latino - Aug 20 2014]
AFP - Guatemala-army-accident [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 20 2014]
AFP - Guatemala-army-accident lead [Published Namibia Press Agency - Aug 20 2014]
Guatemala army chief of staff dies in helicopte... [Published Northcliff Melville Times - Aug 20 2014]
Guatemalan top general dies in crash [Published BBC - Aug 20 2014]
Guatemala army chief of staff dies in helicopte... [Published News.net - Aug 20 2014]
Police capture 3 alleged kidnappers in northwes... [Published Fox News Latino - Aug 14 2014]
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Guatemala: ACT Alliance Alert: Drought in Guate... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 28 2014]
Source: ACT AllianceCountry: Guatemala Geneva, 27 August 2014 1. Brief description of the emergency and impact Today a State of Public Calamity was declared for the departments of: Jutiapa, Chiquimula, Santa Rosa, Quiché, El Progreso, Huehuetenango, ...
Guatemala: State of Emergency, 200,000 families... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 26 2014]
Source: Missionary International Service News AgencyCountry: Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina declared a state of emergency on Monday in 16 of its 22 provinces, which have been affected by one of the country’s worst droughts that is threatening over ...
Coyote thanks Obama for big profits from illega... [Published Breitbart Feed - Aug 21 2014]
At long last, after six years of dismal failure, there is clear evidence that Barack Obama's policies finally managed to stimulate an industry.  The Washington Examiner tells us that "coyote" smugglers are doing great business across the porous southern ...
Confusion on the Border [Published Washington Free Beacon - Aug 05 2014]
Human smuggling groups in Central America and disinformation about American entry policies are the main drivers behind the current crisis involving more than 50,000 illegal immigrant children that sought entry into the United States, according to U.S. ...
Guatemala: Guatemala: Earthquake - Emergency Pl... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 21 2014]
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent SocietiesCountry: Guatemala A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster An earthquake registering 6.4 on the Richter scale rocked western Guatemala on 7 July 2014. Its epicentre ...
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