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Guatemalans await election results
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Guatemalan Stews With Mayan Roots, at Ix in Brooklyn
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The Guatemalan Election as an Act of Organized Crime
Official: Guatemala hasn't agreed to be safe third country
Guatemala says it has not pledged to be safe third country for migrants
Mexican National Guard deploys to Guatemala border
Asian objects coexist in peaceful harmony with fine artworks at Bruneau & Co.'s antiques and fine art auction, June 6th
Guatemala election: Candidates vow to tackle crime and poverty
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala hasn't agreed to be safe third country
Migration to US is a family ‘duty’ for many Guatemalans
Guatemala says it has not pledged to accept U.S.-bound asylum seekers
How America overthrew Guatemala's reformist president
Walls Won’t Stop Migration to U.S, Says Guatemala Election Leader
Trump Hints at Guatemala Migrant Deal, Cuts Aid to Central America
OAS Rejects Claims of Election Fraud in Guatemala
Philadelphia Teens travel to Guatemala to give Humanitarian Aid
Ageless Authors Writing Contest Honors Dozen Top Texas Senior Writers
Guatemala: Maya Achi women demand justice for wartime sexualized violence in Guatemala
Walls Won't Stop Migration, Says Guatemala Election Leader
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Adding troops at Mexico’s border with Guatemala won’t block migrants from coming to the U.S. Here’s why.
United States of America: Refugees International President: Trump's Guatemala Plan 'an Astonishing Distortion of U.S. Asylum Law'
Antigua and Barbuda: OIM fortalece los procesos de reintegración en Guatemala
Businesswoman leads Guatemalan election, earl...
GREEN BLOOD: A damning photo holds a Swiss-Russian mine accountable in Guatemala
The Guatemalans who pay the price for the west’s need for nickel
UPDATE 1-Guatemala says it has not pledged to accept U.S.-bound asylum seekers
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Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan
Aldo Dávila set to be Guatemala's 1st openly gay congressman
Guatemala to hold vote recount over poll fraud allegations
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala to review vote amid complaints of inconsistencies
Guatemala holds a dispiriting election
Guatemala to hold election recount over fraud allegations
Aldo Dávila set to be Guatemala's 1st openly gay congressman
Total vote recount ordered in Guatemala's Sunday presidential election
Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice
Congressional Men’s Health Caucus Briefing Sheds Light on State of Men and Women’s Health
Deforestation spikes in Guatemalan national park
Guatemalans to choose president amid distrust...
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1982019 - Se reporta descenso de lahares en el volcán de Fuego y volcán Santiaguito
Guatemala to audit election returns over fraud allegations
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
iciHaiti - Social : Arrests in Guatemala of 30 Haitians
Today
Light Rain Shower
High:61°F (16°C)
Low:50°F (10°C)
Winds:SSE 2 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:10.4
Tomorrow
Light Rain Shower
High:63°F (17°C)
Low:50°F (10°C)
Winds:SSE 3 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:2.9
Saturday
Patchy Rain
High:63°F (17°C)
Low:52°F (11°C)
Winds:SSE 2 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:6.3
Sunday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:63°F (17°C)
Low:50°F (10°C)
Winds:SSE 2 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:16.3
Monday
Light Rain Shower
High:66°F (19°C)
Low:52°F (11°C)
Winds:SE 2 MPH (3 KPH)
Precipitation:14.4
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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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Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Current News in Guatemala
  • Guatemalans await election results
  • Guatemala election appears headed for runoff, former first lady Torres leads
  • Guatemalan Stews With Mayan Roots, at Ix in Brooklyn
  • Gay man poised to win seat in Guatemala congress
  • The Guatemalan Election as an Act of Organized Crime
  • Official: Guatemala hasn't agreed to be safe third country
  • Guatemala says it has not pledged to be safe third country for migrants
  • Mexican National Guard deploys to Guatemala border
  • Asian objects coexist in peaceful harmony with fine artworks at Bruneau & Co.'s antiques and fine art auction, June 6th
  • Guatemala election: Candidates vow to tackle crime and poverty
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala hasn't agreed to be safe third country
  • Migration to US is a family ‘duty’ for many Guatemalans
  • Guatemala says it has not pledged to accept U.S.-bound asylum seekers
  • How America overthrew Guatemala's reformist president
  • Walls Won’t Stop Migration to U.S, Says Guatemala Election Leader
  • Trump Hints at Guatemala Migrant Deal, Cuts Aid to Central America
  • OAS Rejects Claims of Election Fraud in Guatemala
  • Philadelphia Teens travel to Guatemala to give Humanitarian Aid
  • Ageless Authors Writing Contest Honors Dozen Top Texas Senior Writers
  • Guatemala: Maya Achi women demand justice for wartime sexualized violence in Guatemala
  • Walls Won't Stop Migration, Says Guatemala Election Leader
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Adding troops at Mexico’s border with Guatemala won’t block migrants from coming to the U.S. Here’s why.
  • United States of America: Refugees International President: Trump's Guatemala Plan 'an Astonishing Distortion of U.S. Asylum Law'
  • Antigua and Barbuda: OIM fortalece los procesos de reintegración en Guatemala
  • Businesswoman leads Guatemalan election, earl...
  • GREEN BLOOD: A damning photo holds a Swiss-Russian mine accountable in Guatemala
  • The Guatemalans who pay the price for the west’s need for nickel
  • UPDATE 1-Guatemala says it has not pledged to accept U.S.-bound asylum seekers
  • ???????????????? ????????? ??????? ????? ??????? ?????? ????????? ?????? ????????? ?????????????
  • Guatemalan officials, analysts slam US 'safe third country' plan
  • Aldo Dávila set to be Guatemala's 1st openly gay congressman
  • Guatemala to hold vote recount over poll fraud allegations
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala to review vote amid complaints of inconsistencies
  • Guatemala holds a dispiriting election
  • Guatemala to hold election recount over fraud allegations
  • Aldo Dávila set to be Guatemala's 1st openly gay congressman
  • Total vote recount ordered in Guatemala's Sunday presidential election
  • Guatemala survivors of wartime sexual violence fight for justice
  • Congressional Men’s Health Caucus Briefing Sheds Light on State of Men and Women’s Health
  • Deforestation spikes in Guatemalan national park
  • Guatemalans to choose president amid distrust...
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 1982019 - Se reporta descenso de lahares en el volcán de Fuego y volcán Santiaguito
  • Guatemala to audit election returns over fraud allegations
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • iciHaiti - Social : Arrests in Guatemala of 30 Haitians
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Current Weather & Forecast
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15°C
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Videos
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  • FizrRKJSBCHwYmTr
  • HIbcfAEPtYaP
  • 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
Currency Exchange Rate
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Guatemala Quetzals
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