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Guatemalan immigrant who lived in Omaha was deported and then murdered
US officials postpone visit to Guatemala because of volcano - ABC NEWS 4
AMERICA/GUATEMALA - Centenary of the Archdiocese of Los Altos: "Evangelizing, forming disciples, bearing witness has been, is and will be our commitment"
Supporting higher education in Guatemala
Sign of Desperation? Guatemalan Migrants Lured by Smugglers Into Entering US, Report Says
Livestreaming real China: Wuhan diary of a Guatemalan
Biden admin secures agreements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to secure borders, official says
Gobierno de Biden logra acuerdos con México, Honduras y Guatemala para asegurar las fronteras, dice un funcionario
Phase Two Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre Announcement
Official: White House strikes deal with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala on border security
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
U.S. Strikes Agreements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala on Migration Enforcement
Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala deploy troops to lower migration
El Comunicaciones de Tapia pretende seguir invicto en Guatemala
US Reportedly Secures Deals With Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to Use Troops to Stem Migration Tide
Gobierno de Biden logra acuerdos con México, Honduras y Guatemala para asegurar las fronteras, dice una funcionaria
White House announces border agreements with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala
Troops From Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala Deployed To Guard Borders And Lower Migration
Guatemalan refuses to appoint graft-fighting top judge
Aqualite Muraglia Pens Novel Following Entrepreneur's Saucy Adventures
Border Security Agreements Reached With Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras
Guatemala says it didn't sign deal with US to increase border security
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Migrants Pass Through Many Unpatrolled Parts Of Mexico-Guatemala Border
Guatemala's top court refuses to seat female justice
Guatemala’s top court refuses to seat female justice
Kamala Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala
Feds Scrap U.S. Border Patrol Deployment to Mexico-Guatemala Border
Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala
Harris to visit Mexico and Guatemala 'soon'
Tik Tok Influencer Mason Versluis Announces His Latest Crypto Analysis Via Social Media Channels
Harris plans to travel to Mexico, Guatemala to address migration
US Vice President Kamala Harris plans visits to Mexico and Guatemala
VP Kamala Harris planning to visit Mexico, Guatemala but not border
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Kamala Harris to visit Mexico, Guatemala to discuss migrants
Harris to visit Mexico and Guatemala 'as soon as possible,' dodges on whether she might take trip to US border
VP Harris To Visit Mexico, Guatemala To Address Migration
Kamala to visit Mexico, Guatemala
Kamala Harris to address 'root causes' of migration on trip to Mexico, Guatemala
Guatemalan President Says Biden’s ‘Confusing’ Message 'We’ll Take the Children’ Stoked Border Crisis
CSCMP Silicon Valley/SF Season Finale to Feature Supply Chain Leads from Google, Corsair, FLEXE and Intuitive Surgical
US Vice President to Visit Mexico, Guatemala 
Lava Streams Threaten Residents on Slopes of Guatemalan Volcano
Guatemalan President: White House’s ‘Confusing’ Messages Exploited by Smugglers
JetBlue Arrives in Guatemala City with First Flights to Airline’s Newest International Destination
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemalans Battle Traffickers, Superstition to Protect Endangered Lizard
Today
Patchy Rain
High:63°F (17°C)
Low:44°F (7°C)
Winds:ESE 7 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:0.3
Tomorrow
Patchy Rain
High:62°F (17°C)
Low:45°F (7°C)
Winds:NNE 7 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:0.4
Wednesday
Partly Cloudy
High:64°F (18°C)
Low:53°F (11°C)
Winds:NNE 8 MPH (12 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Thursday
Patchy Rain
High:65°F (19°C)
Low:50°F (10°C)
Winds:S 5 MPH (8 KPH)
Precipitation:1.1
Friday
Patchy Rain
High:67°F (19°C)
Low:53°F (12°C)
Winds:SSW 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:0.7
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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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Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala
Current News in Guatemala
  • Guatemalan immigrant who lived in Omaha was deported and then murdered
  • US officials postpone visit to Guatemala because of volcano - ABC NEWS 4
  • AMERICA/GUATEMALA - Centenary of the Archdiocese of Los Altos: "Evangelizing, forming disciples, bearing witness has been, is and will be our commitment"
  • Supporting higher education in Guatemala
  • Sign of Desperation? Guatemalan Migrants Lured by Smugglers Into Entering US, Report Says
  • Livestreaming real China: Wuhan diary of a Guatemalan
  • Biden admin secures agreements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to secure borders, official says
  • Gobierno de Biden logra acuerdos con México, Honduras y Guatemala para asegurar las fronteras, dice un funcionario
  • Phase Two Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre Announcement
  • Official: White House strikes deal with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala on border security
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • U.S. Strikes Agreements with Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala on Migration Enforcement
  • Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala deploy troops to lower migration
  • El Comunicaciones de Tapia pretende seguir invicto en Guatemala
  • US Reportedly Secures Deals With Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to Use Troops to Stem Migration Tide
  • Gobierno de Biden logra acuerdos con México, Honduras y Guatemala para asegurar las fronteras, dice una funcionaria
  • White House announces border agreements with Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala
  • Troops From Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala Deployed To Guard Borders And Lower Migration
  • Guatemalan refuses to appoint graft-fighting top judge
  • Aqualite Muraglia Pens Novel Following Entrepreneur's Saucy Adventures
  • Border Security Agreements Reached With Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras
  • Guatemala says it didn't sign deal with US to increase border security
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Migrants Pass Through Many Unpatrolled Parts Of Mexico-Guatemala Border
  • Guatemala's top court refuses to seat female justice
  • Guatemala’s top court refuses to seat female justice
  • Kamala Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala
  • Feds Scrap U.S. Border Patrol Deployment to Mexico-Guatemala Border
  • Harris planning first trip abroad to Mexico, Guatemala
  • Harris to visit Mexico and Guatemala 'soon'
  • Tik Tok Influencer Mason Versluis Announces His Latest Crypto Analysis Via Social Media Channels
  • Harris plans to travel to Mexico, Guatemala to address migration
  • US Vice President Kamala Harris plans visits to Mexico and Guatemala
  • VP Kamala Harris planning to visit Mexico, Guatemala but not border
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Kamala Harris to visit Mexico, Guatemala to discuss migrants
  • Harris to visit Mexico and Guatemala 'as soon as possible,' dodges on whether she might take trip to US border
  • VP Harris To Visit Mexico, Guatemala To Address Migration
  • Kamala to visit Mexico, Guatemala
  • Kamala Harris to address 'root causes' of migration on trip to Mexico, Guatemala
  • Guatemalan President Says Biden’s ‘Confusing’ Message 'We’ll Take the Children’ Stoked Border Crisis
  • CSCMP Silicon Valley/SF Season Finale to Feature Supply Chain Leads from Google, Corsair, FLEXE and Intuitive Surgical
  • US Vice President to Visit Mexico, Guatemala 
  • Lava Streams Threaten Residents on Slopes of Guatemalan Volcano
  • Guatemalan President: White House’s ‘Confusing’ Messages Exploited by Smugglers
  • JetBlue Arrives in Guatemala City with First Flights to Airline’s Newest International Destination
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemalans Battle Traffickers, Superstition to Protect Endangered Lizard
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Current Weather & Forecast
70°F
21°C
64%
Videos
  • The Beautiful Lake Atitlan (Lago Atitlán), Guatemala
  • Santiago Atitlan in Guatemala
  • Panajachel Solola Guatemala
  • la feria de Panajachel 2014
  • Panajachel Market Walk Through
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Currency Exchange Rate
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Guatemala Quetzals
per US Dollar
U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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