Information, Products and Services for Expats in Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala

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Costa Rica: Costa Rica y Guatemala fortalecen el acceso a la información y la regularización migratoria por medio de ventanillas informativas
Guatemala's new president says migrant deal with Trump won't work
Guatemala elects new president: Alejandro Giammattei
Guatemala’s President-Elect Says His Country Can’t Meet Trump’s Safe Third Country Deal
How Guatemala's asylum agreement can help Trump's reelection
Guatemalas runoff election- Out of the frying pan, into the fire? People's World
Perdue Statement on Meeting with Guatemalan Ministers
Guatemala's President-Elect Seeks Changes to Immigration Agreement with US
Google’s New App Campaign Features Supported By Consumer Acquisition’s AdRules Platform
Presidential Elections in Guatemala
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala’s president-elect promises “sufficient testosterone”
Focus on children leads Kadlec provider to Guatemala
Trump wants border-bound asylum seekers to find refuge in Guatemala instead. Guatemala isn’t ready.
Bring it on home: Guatemala
Son, brother of Guatemalan President Morales acquitted of corruption
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 2762019 - Lluvias de fin de semana generan incidentes en seis departamentos del país
Son, brother of outgoing Guatemalan president cleared of fraud
Guatemalan president’s son, brother absolved in graft case
2019 Global Surgical Sutures And Staples Market Driver, Trends And Supply Chain
U.S. envoy offers farm visas to boost asylum deal with Guatemala
Guatemalan Court Acquits President's Relatives of Corruption Charges - Reports
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
People are leaving Guatemala because life is getting better. We can’t respond unless we understand that.
U.S. envoy offers farm visas to boost asylum deal with Guatemala
Growth of Oakland’s Guatemalan community sparks interest in Mam
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 2782019 - Se reporta descenso de lahares moderados en el volcán de Fuego
Guatemala: IOM Guatemala Launches Two Migration Data Platforms in Spanish
US offers to triple temporary farmworker visa for Guatemalans
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 2802019 - Volcán santiaguito mantiene columnas de desgasificación
Dr. Phil's Former Nemesis Sues Mormon Millionaire for $200 Million for Defamation After 2 Sons Kidnapped in Switzerland
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 2792019 - Acciones de respuesta continúan en incidentes asociados con lluvias
Guatemala anti-corruption commission submits final report
In Guatemala, The President’s Son & Brother are off the hook
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala: En marcha tercera entrega de viviendas dignas a familias damnificadas por erupción de volcán de Fuego
Guatemala: Presidente Morales exalta apoyo del Ejército para traslado de damnificados por la erupción del volcán de Fuego a proyecto La Dignidad
Guatemala: Desplazamiento Interno en el Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica - Lineamientos para la formulación de Políticas Públicas
Guatemala: Internal Displacement in the Northern Triangle of Central America: Public Policy Guidelines
The U.S. infestation of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Guatemala: Guatemala: Volcanic Eruption Revised Emergency Appeal no. 1 n° MDRGT013
Top 25 Mobile Game Development Companies for August 2019 – An exclusive list by TopDevelopers.co
Guatemala: Natural Disasters Monitoring - August 19, 2019
Schools try to curb migration from Guatemala with little success
Op-Ed: Trump wants Guatemalans like me to stay home. Here’s why so many don’t
Perspectives: Pros, Cons Of New Policies On Migrant Families; Very Bleak Future Awaits Those Who Stay In Guatemala
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala Surgical Procedure Volumes Database 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com
Today
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:72°F (22°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:SSE 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:14.7
Tomorrow
Clear/Sunny
High:74°F (23°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:SSW 4 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:7.0
Saturday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:74°F (23°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:SW 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:14.8
Sunday
Patchy Rain
High:76°F (25°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:SSE 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:17.5
Monday
Patchy Rain
High:77°F (25°C)
Low:59°F (15°C)
Winds:SW 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:2.0
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Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

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Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

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Antigua, Sacatepéquez, Guatemala
Current News in Guatemala
  • Costa Rica: Costa Rica y Guatemala fortalecen el acceso a la información y la regularización migratoria por medio de ventanillas informativas
  • Guatemala's new president says migrant deal with Trump won't work
  • Guatemala elects new president: Alejandro Giammattei
  • Guatemala’s President-Elect Says His Country Can’t Meet Trump’s Safe Third Country Deal
  • How Guatemala's asylum agreement can help Trump's reelection
  • Guatemalas runoff election- Out of the frying pan, into the fire? People's World
  • Perdue Statement on Meeting with Guatemalan Ministers
  • Guatemala's President-Elect Seeks Changes to Immigration Agreement with US
  • Google’s New App Campaign Features Supported By Consumer Acquisition’s AdRules Platform
  • Presidential Elections in Guatemala
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala’s president-elect promises “sufficient testosterone”
  • Focus on children leads Kadlec provider to Guatemala
  • Trump wants border-bound asylum seekers to find refuge in Guatemala instead. Guatemala isn’t ready.
  • Bring it on home: Guatemala
  • Son, brother of Guatemalan President Morales acquitted of corruption
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 2762019 - Lluvias de fin de semana generan incidentes en seis departamentos del país
  • Son, brother of outgoing Guatemalan president cleared of fraud
  • Guatemalan president’s son, brother absolved in graft case
  • 2019 Global Surgical Sutures And Staples Market Driver, Trends And Supply Chain
  • U.S. envoy offers farm visas to boost asylum deal with Guatemala
  • Guatemalan Court Acquits President's Relatives of Corruption Charges - Reports
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • People are leaving Guatemala because life is getting better. We can’t respond unless we understand that.
  • U.S. envoy offers farm visas to boost asylum deal with Guatemala
  • Growth of Oakland’s Guatemalan community sparks interest in Mam
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 2782019 - Se reporta descenso de lahares moderados en el volcán de Fuego
  • Guatemala: IOM Guatemala Launches Two Migration Data Platforms in Spanish
  • US offers to triple temporary farmworker visa for Guatemalans
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 2802019 - Volcán santiaguito mantiene columnas de desgasificación
  • Dr. Phil's Former Nemesis Sues Mormon Millionaire for $200 Million for Defamation After 2 Sons Kidnapped in Switzerland
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 2792019 - Acciones de respuesta continúan en incidentes asociados con lluvias
  • Guatemala anti-corruption commission submits final report
  • In Guatemala, The President’s Son & Brother are off the hook
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala: En marcha tercera entrega de viviendas dignas a familias damnificadas por erupción de volcán de Fuego
  • Guatemala: Presidente Morales exalta apoyo del Ejército para traslado de damnificados por la erupción del volcán de Fuego a proyecto La Dignidad
  • Guatemala: Desplazamiento Interno en el Triángulo Norte de Centroamérica - Lineamientos para la formulación de Políticas Públicas
  • Guatemala: Internal Displacement in the Northern Triangle of Central America: Public Policy Guidelines
  • The U.S. infestation of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
  • Guatemala: Guatemala: Volcanic Eruption Revised Emergency Appeal no. 1 n° MDRGT013
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  • Guatemala: Natural Disasters Monitoring - August 19, 2019
  • Schools try to curb migration from Guatemala with little success
  • Op-Ed: Trump wants Guatemalans like me to stay home. Here’s why so many don’t
  • Perspectives: Pros, Cons Of New Policies On Migrant Families; Very Bleak Future Awaits Those Who Stay In Guatemala
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
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