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Comienza campaña para el suministro de agua potable en zonas vulnerables del Municipio de Guatemala
Sebree parish evangelizes by live-streaming Mass in rare Guatemalan dialect | La parroquia de Sebree evangeliza con una Misa en vivo en un dialecto guatemalteco poco conocido
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1392020 - Más de 5 mil 800 hectáreas consumidas por temporada de incendios forestales
Guatemala: Conred se encuentra preparada para la temporada de lluvia
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
More Guatemalan deportees from US test positive for virus
Guatemalans angered by US tweet warning of migration dangers
U.S. Embassy In Guatemala Apologises For Using Photo Of Dead Child
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1422020 - Volcán de Fuego genera explosiones débiles y moderadas
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1432020 - Más de 10 mil afectados durante el fin de semana por temporada de lluvias
More Guatemalans deported from US test positive for virus
GIEWS Country Brief: Guatemala 19-May-2020
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How a Guatemalan girl ended up alone under guard in a hotel, waiting to be deported
US: Abusive Transfers of Asylum Seekers to Guatemala
Guatemalan Deportees from US Face Coronavirus Stigma
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1472020 - Incremento en actividad eruptiva del volcán Pacaya
USA: Deportation with a layover: failure of protection under the U.S.-Guatemala asylum cooperative agreement
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1452020 - Atención a incendios forestales en Jalapa y Zacapa
Bacteria found in geraniums imported from Guatemala to the US can be used in bioterrorism
Report: US-Guatemala Agreement Puts Migrants at Risk
Five Belizeans caught bringing Corona beer from Guatemala
Canadian Higher Education in Fall 2020: Business as Unusual
Guatemala: Volcanic Eruption Final Report DREF n° MDRGT013
GCC Guatemala service learning trip rescheduled for December
Guatemala president fumes over infected deportees from US
FEATURE-As hunger spreads under lockdown, Guatemalans and Salvadorans raise white flag
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala Angry Over Coronavirus-Infected Deportees, President Says US Not Acting ‘Like Allies’
Guatemala angry over coronavirus-infected deportees: Live updates
Guatemala president scolds U.S. for deporting migrants with coronavirus
Guatemala blasts Trump over virus-infected migrant deportations
Guatemala blasts Trump over coronavirus-infected migrant deportations
Vaxine Pty Ltd Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration with Leading South Korean BioPharma Company, Medytox Inc
Guatemalans deported from US shunned at home over coronavirus fears
News24.com | Covid-19 wrap | Guatemala angry at US, and Latin American coronavirus beacons of hope
Guatemala's white flags indicate pandemic's deadly side-effect: hunger
Guatemala's Startex pauses production on $10m in unpaid orders
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1502020 - Incidentes por lluvias en los departamentos de Petén y el Progreso
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1512020 - Volcán de Fuego mantiene flujo de lava en dirección a barranca ceniza
34-year-old Guatemalan man reportedly dies of coronavirus in ICE custody
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1532020 - Sistema CONRED responde a incidentes generados por lluvias durante el fin de semana
How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes: Researchers create novel 3D models with centimeter resolution of a volcano in Guatemala - Science Daily
Guatemala: Minex hace llamado a no exponer la vida al migrar de forma irregular
Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., (OTC: PLSI) Announces Formal Resignation of CEO, Janelle Marsden
More than 200 COVID-19 infections at Guatemala textile plant
The Beautiful Lake Atitlan (Lago Atitlán), Guatemala
Santiago Atitlan in Guatemala
Panajachel Solola Guatemala
la feria de Panajachel 2014
Panajachel Market Walk Through
CIUDAD DE QUETZALTENANGO
Panorama de las Américas - Guatemala
Guatemala Promotional video
Travel Guide to Antigua/Guatemala
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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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Current News in Guatemala
  • Comienza campaña para el suministro de agua potable en zonas vulnerables del Municipio de Guatemala
  • Sebree parish evangelizes by live-streaming Mass in rare Guatemalan dialect | La parroquia de Sebree evangeliza con una Misa en vivo en un dialecto guatemalteco poco conocido
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1392020 - Más de 5 mil 800 hectáreas consumidas por temporada de incendios forestales
  • Guatemala: Conred se encuentra preparada para la temporada de lluvia
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • More Guatemalan deportees from US test positive for virus
  • Guatemalans angered by US tweet warning of migration dangers
  • U.S. Embassy In Guatemala Apologises For Using Photo Of Dead Child
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1422020 - Volcán de Fuego genera explosiones débiles y moderadas
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1432020 - Más de 10 mil afectados durante el fin de semana por temporada de lluvias
  • More Guatemalans deported from US test positive for virus
  • GIEWS Country Brief: Guatemala 19-May-2020
  • ???????? ???????????????? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ! ????????? ?????? ?????????
  • How a Guatemalan girl ended up alone under guard in a hotel, waiting to be deported
  • US: Abusive Transfers of Asylum Seekers to Guatemala
  • Guatemalan Deportees from US Face Coronavirus Stigma
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1472020 - Incremento en actividad eruptiva del volcán Pacaya
  • USA: Deportation with a layover: failure of protection under the U.S.-Guatemala asylum cooperative agreement
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1452020 - Atención a incendios forestales en Jalapa y Zacapa
  • Bacteria found in geraniums imported from Guatemala to the US can be used in bioterrorism
  • Report: US-Guatemala Agreement Puts Migrants at Risk
  • Five Belizeans caught bringing Corona beer from Guatemala
  • Canadian Higher Education in Fall 2020: Business as Unusual
  • Guatemala: Volcanic Eruption Final Report DREF n° MDRGT013
  • GCC Guatemala service learning trip rescheduled for December
  • Guatemala president fumes over infected deportees from US
  • FEATURE-As hunger spreads under lockdown, Guatemalans and Salvadorans raise white flag
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala Angry Over Coronavirus-Infected Deportees, President Says US Not Acting ‘Like Allies’
  • Guatemala angry over coronavirus-infected deportees: Live updates
  • Guatemala president scolds U.S. for deporting migrants with coronavirus
  • Guatemala blasts Trump over virus-infected migrant deportations
  • Guatemala blasts Trump over coronavirus-infected migrant deportations
  • Vaxine Pty Ltd Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration with Leading South Korean BioPharma Company, Medytox Inc
  • Guatemalans deported from US shunned at home over coronavirus fears
  • News24.com | Covid-19 wrap | Guatemala angry at US, and Latin American coronavirus beacons of hope
  • Guatemala's white flags indicate pandemic's deadly side-effect: hunger
  • Guatemala's Startex pauses production on $10m in unpaid orders
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1502020 - Incidentes por lluvias en los departamentos de Petén y el Progreso
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1512020 - Volcán de Fuego mantiene flujo de lava en dirección a barranca ceniza
  • 34-year-old Guatemalan man reportedly dies of coronavirus in ICE custody
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1532020 - Sistema CONRED responde a incidentes generados por lluvias durante el fin de semana
  • How drones can monitor explosive volcanoes: Researchers create novel 3D models with centimeter resolution of a volcano in Guatemala - Science Daily
  • Guatemala: Minex hace llamado a no exponer la vida al migrar de forma irregular
  • Phoenix Life Sciences International, Ltd., (OTC: PLSI) Announces Formal Resignation of CEO, Janelle Marsden
  • More than 200 COVID-19 infections at Guatemala textile plant
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  • Panajachel Market Walk Through
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  • Panorama de las Américas - Guatemala
  • Guatemala Promotional video
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