Information, Products and Services for Expats in Guatemala, Guatemala

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The Guatemalan mother and son will reunite after being separated at the border a month ago
Girl from Guatemala burned in volcano eruption dies in Texas
Guatemalan woman to be reunited with son after suing over border separation
U.S. pledges to return 7-year-old boy taken at border from Guatemalan mom
US returns boy taken at border from Guatemalan mom
Guatemalan Mother Files Lawsuit to Get Her 7-Year-Old Son Back From Phoenix Shelter
DOJ: Guatemalan asylum seeker who sued Trump administration will be reunited with son
Guatemala Approves Monthly Payment for Those Affected by Volcano Eruption
Annual Shades For Migraine Day Returns On June 21
The Latest: Guatemalan separated from son will be released
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Justice Department to release Guatemalan mother's son after lawsuit
Guatemalan man detained at Rome farm pleads guilty
Ash danger for aircraft amid fresh volcano emergency in Guatemala
Rescue efforts halted at Guatemala volcano as death toll rises
Time running out to find survivors of volcanic eruption in Guatemala
Guatemalan woman to be reunited with son at BWI Airport after suing Trump administration
Guatemalan Mother Reunited With 7-Year-Old Son Who Was Held At Phoenix Shelter After Suing Trump Admin
Guatemalan woman reunited with her son at Baltimore airport after being separated at border
ICOVO releases the world’s first wallet implementing DAICO-ICOVO App
Rae Sremmurd return with ‘Guatemala’ video, raising money for relief efforts
Guatemalan woman reunited with her son at BWI after being separated
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala: EU deploys experts following recent volcano eruptions
Guatemalan mother reunited with 7-year-old son after suing feds
Guatemalan Mother And Son Reunited After Month Apart
Guatemala Equipo Humanitario de País - Reporte de Situación No. 04 (al 18/06/2018) Erupción del volcán de Fuego
7-year-old Guatemalan boy reunited with his mom after being separated at border
Neither Security nor Justice: Sexual and gender-based violence and gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala
Guatemalan mother gets her son back after suing several government agencies and top Trump administration officials
European Historian Dr. Karen Offen Ph.D. to be Featured on CUTV News Radio
Lone woman digs for family lost under Guatemalan volcanic rubble
Immigration: Guatemalan mom reunites with young son
Guatemalan Mother Reunited With Son After Suing the Government
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Border Patrol arrests Guatemalan man who crossed illegally
US returns 7-year-old Guatemalan boy taken from his mother at border
She Lost 50 From Family In Guatemala. Days On, She Digs Volcanic Rubble
Border Patrol arrests Guatemalan man who crossed illegally into Maine
Guatemala: Volcanic Eruption Situation Report No. 4 (as of 18 June 2018)
Migrants who tried to enter the United States illegally arrive back in Guatemala and Honduras
Thought Leaders From AMAG, Carbon Black, Cyberinc, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, ImageWare Systems, Identiv and VOTI DETECTION™
Migrants who tried to enter US arrive back in Guatemala and Honduras
Centro: Help for Guatemala Volcán de Fuego Eruption Victims
Salubristas capacitados para reducir la muerte de recién nacidos en Guatemala
Guatemalan Skydiver Dies in Mexico Resort City
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
LGBT pride march celebrates diversity in Guatemala
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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Guatemala, Guatemala
Current News in Guatemala
  • The Guatemalan mother and son will reunite after being separated at the border a month ago
  • Girl from Guatemala burned in volcano eruption dies in Texas
  • Guatemalan woman to be reunited with son after suing over border separation
  • U.S. pledges to return 7-year-old boy taken at border from Guatemalan mom
  • US returns boy taken at border from Guatemalan mom
  • Guatemalan Mother Files Lawsuit to Get Her 7-Year-Old Son Back From Phoenix Shelter
  • DOJ: Guatemalan asylum seeker who sued Trump administration will be reunited with son
  • Guatemala Approves Monthly Payment for Those Affected by Volcano Eruption
  • Annual Shades For Migraine Day Returns On June 21
  • The Latest: Guatemalan separated from son will be released
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Justice Department to release Guatemalan mother's son after lawsuit
  • Guatemalan man detained at Rome farm pleads guilty
  • Ash danger for aircraft amid fresh volcano emergency in Guatemala
  • Rescue efforts halted at Guatemala volcano as death toll rises
  • Time running out to find survivors of volcanic eruption in Guatemala
  • Guatemalan woman to be reunited with son at BWI Airport after suing Trump administration
  • Guatemalan Mother Reunited With 7-Year-Old Son Who Was Held At Phoenix Shelter After Suing Trump Admin
  • Guatemalan woman reunited with her son at Baltimore airport after being separated at border
  • ICOVO releases the world’s first wallet implementing DAICO-ICOVO App
  • Rae Sremmurd return with ‘Guatemala’ video, raising money for relief efforts
  • Guatemalan woman reunited with her son at BWI after being separated
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala: EU deploys experts following recent volcano eruptions
  • Guatemalan mother reunited with 7-year-old son after suing feds
  • Guatemalan Mother And Son Reunited After Month Apart
  • Guatemala Equipo Humanitario de País - Reporte de Situación No. 04 (al 18/06/2018) Erupción del volcán de Fuego
  • 7-year-old Guatemalan boy reunited with his mom after being separated at border
  • Neither Security nor Justice: Sexual and gender-based violence and gang violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala
  • Guatemalan mother gets her son back after suing several government agencies and top Trump administration officials
  • European Historian Dr. Karen Offen Ph.D. to be Featured on CUTV News Radio
  • Lone woman digs for family lost under Guatemalan volcanic rubble
  • Immigration: Guatemalan mom reunites with young son
  • Guatemalan Mother Reunited With Son After Suing the Government
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Border Patrol arrests Guatemalan man who crossed illegally
  • US returns 7-year-old Guatemalan boy taken from his mother at border
  • She Lost 50 From Family In Guatemala. Days On, She Digs Volcanic Rubble
  • Border Patrol arrests Guatemalan man who crossed illegally into Maine
  • Guatemala: Volcanic Eruption Situation Report No. 4 (as of 18 June 2018)
  • Migrants who tried to enter the United States illegally arrive back in Guatemala and Honduras
  • Thought Leaders From AMAG, Carbon Black, Cyberinc, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, ImageWare Systems, Identiv and VOTI DETECTION™
  • Migrants who tried to enter US arrive back in Guatemala and Honduras
  • Centro: Help for Guatemala Volcán de Fuego Eruption Victims
  • Salubristas capacitados para reducir la muerte de recién nacidos en Guatemala
  • Guatemalan Skydiver Dies in Mexico Resort City
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • LGBT pride march celebrates diversity in Guatemala
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Current Weather & Forecast
68°F
20°C
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Videos
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  • la feria de Panajachel 2014
  • Panajachel Market Walk Through
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Currency Exchange Rate
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Guatemala Quetzals
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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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