Information, Products and Services for Expats in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Guatemala: Instituto Guatemalteco de Migración avanza en su transición
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 242019 - Más de 9 mil personas han recibido atención durante esta temporada de descenso de temperatura
Still no cause of death as boy, 8, who died in border patrol custody laid to rest in Guatemala, relative says
Boy, 8, who died in border patrol custody laid to rest in Guatemala, relative says
Guatemala: Guatemala to Triple Reception Capacity for Its Returning Migrants at Airport
CUV Ventures Corp. Signs MOU With Grupo Eficacia for RevoluPAY Acceptance in Over 650 Retail Outlets in Guatemala, San Salvador, and Nicaragua
A Stunning Guatemalan Bakery Opens In a Former Uptown Dallas Art Gallery
Ex-chief prosecutor to run for president in Guatemala
Business Attorney K. Todd Wallace publishes article on company data breach response plans
Guatemala: Guatemala triplicará su capacidad para recibir a los migrantes que regresan de México y EE. UU.
Former Chief Prosecutor to Run for President in Guatemala
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
After fleeing Guatemala, some Ixil immigrants are seeing Pittsburgh as a destination for a new community
Guatemalan Asylum-Seeker, Community Members Discuss Conditions at Mexico Border
It's 87 Degrees And Sunny In Chicago, (But It's The One In Guatemala)
Guatemala: Nearly 3,000 children crossed from Guatemala to Mexico since mid-January – UNICEF
Guatemala: Guatemala: Key Message Update - Agotamiento de reservas marcan el inicio de la época de escasez
Spotlight on green news & views: Climate driving Guatemalan migrants; Greta dares Davos
Mexico: Alrededor de 3,000 niños migrantes han cruzado de Guatemala a México desde mediados de enero - UNICEF
Family Law Attorney Janet P. Reed publishes second article in a series about Technology & Family Law practice
Volcano eruptions of 2018 - a year in volcanoes: Hawaii, Indonesia and Guatemala in pics - World
SF Eats: A new Guatemalan bakery debuts, a breakfast cafe targets Fillmore & Geary, and more
Guatemala: Autoridades monitorean caída de ceniza del volcán de Fuego en el sur de Ciudad de Guatemala por cambio de dirección del viento
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala: Central America and Caribbean Price Bulletin, January 2019
6.5-magnitude quake shakes Guatemala, Mexico
Group of 30 LGBTI migrants enter Mexico from Guatemala
Motorbike pilgrims hit the road bound for Guatemalan shrine
Hatter returns from six years in Guatemala, continues to work with charity she founded
Guatemala: Más de 10.000 guatemaltecos atendidos por descenso de temperatura durante 2018-2019
Silent-Aire Announces Expansion of EMEA Operations and New European Head Office Facility in Dublin, Ireland
Guatemala: SOSEP apoya a mujeres afectadas por la erupción del volcán de Fuego
Impunity for human rights violations must be challenged from Guatemala to the Wet’suwet’en territories
All Eyes on Guatemala as Crisis Brews Ahead of Elections - Americas Quarterly
Guatemala: Volcán de Fuego: Guatemala fortalece capacidades de respuesta ante posibles emergencias
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Former Guatemalan soccer head fined $350,000 in FIFA scandal
Guatemala: Central America Regional Supply and Market Outlook February 5, 2019
Former head of Guatemalan football handed $507,000 fine after pleading guilty to role in FIFA corruption case
Former Guatemalan soccer head to forfeit $350,000
Former Guatemalan soccer head fined $350,000 ... - Taiwan News
Miami Immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys successfully obtains bond for client arrested after domestic dispute
Ocasio-Cortez wears pin of Guatemalan child who died in US custody to State of the Union
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a pin with a picture of the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US custody to the State of the Union
Sport24.co.za | FifaGate: Ex-Guatemala boss sentenced to time served, fined $350,000
FifaGate: Ex-Guatemala boss sentenced to time served
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala presidential candidate targeted over financing
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
  • Guatemala: Instituto Guatemalteco de Migración avanza en su transición
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 242019 - Más de 9 mil personas han recibido atención durante esta temporada de descenso de temperatura
  • Still no cause of death as boy, 8, who died in border patrol custody laid to rest in Guatemala, relative says
  • Boy, 8, who died in border patrol custody laid to rest in Guatemala, relative says
  • Guatemala: Guatemala to Triple Reception Capacity for Its Returning Migrants at Airport
  • CUV Ventures Corp. Signs MOU With Grupo Eficacia for RevoluPAY Acceptance in Over 650 Retail Outlets in Guatemala, San Salvador, and Nicaragua
  • A Stunning Guatemalan Bakery Opens In a Former Uptown Dallas Art Gallery
  • Ex-chief prosecutor to run for president in Guatemala
  • Business Attorney K. Todd Wallace publishes article on company data breach response plans
  • Guatemala: Guatemala triplicará su capacidad para recibir a los migrantes que regresan de México y EE. UU.
  • Former Chief Prosecutor to Run for President in Guatemala
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • After fleeing Guatemala, some Ixil immigrants are seeing Pittsburgh as a destination for a new community
  • Guatemalan Asylum-Seeker, Community Members Discuss Conditions at Mexico Border
  • It's 87 Degrees And Sunny In Chicago, (But It's The One In Guatemala)
  • Guatemala: Nearly 3,000 children crossed from Guatemala to Mexico since mid-January – UNICEF
  • Guatemala: Guatemala: Key Message Update - Agotamiento de reservas marcan el inicio de la época de escasez
  • Spotlight on green news & views: Climate driving Guatemalan migrants; Greta dares Davos
  • Mexico: Alrededor de 3,000 niños migrantes han cruzado de Guatemala a México desde mediados de enero - UNICEF
  • Family Law Attorney Janet P. Reed publishes second article in a series about Technology & Family Law practice
  • Volcano eruptions of 2018 - a year in volcanoes: Hawaii, Indonesia and Guatemala in pics - World
  • SF Eats: A new Guatemalan bakery debuts, a breakfast cafe targets Fillmore & Geary, and more
  • Guatemala: Autoridades monitorean caída de ceniza del volcán de Fuego en el sur de Ciudad de Guatemala por cambio de dirección del viento
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala: Central America and Caribbean Price Bulletin, January 2019
  • 6.5-magnitude quake shakes Guatemala, Mexico
  • Group of 30 LGBTI migrants enter Mexico from Guatemala
  • Motorbike pilgrims hit the road bound for Guatemalan shrine
  • Hatter returns from six years in Guatemala, continues to work with charity she founded
  • Guatemala: Más de 10.000 guatemaltecos atendidos por descenso de temperatura durante 2018-2019
  • Silent-Aire Announces Expansion of EMEA Operations and New European Head Office Facility in Dublin, Ireland
  • Guatemala: SOSEP apoya a mujeres afectadas por la erupción del volcán de Fuego
  • Impunity for human rights violations must be challenged from Guatemala to the Wet’suwet’en territories
  • All Eyes on Guatemala as Crisis Brews Ahead of Elections - Americas Quarterly
  • Guatemala: Volcán de Fuego: Guatemala fortalece capacidades de respuesta ante posibles emergencias
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Former Guatemalan soccer head fined $350,000 in FIFA scandal
  • Guatemala: Central America Regional Supply and Market Outlook February 5, 2019
  • Former head of Guatemalan football handed $507,000 fine after pleading guilty to role in FIFA corruption case
  • Former Guatemalan soccer head to forfeit $350,000
  • Former Guatemalan soccer head fined $350,000 ... - Taiwan News
  • Miami Immigration Lawyer Magdalena Cuprys successfully obtains bond for client arrested after domestic dispute
  • Ocasio-Cortez wears pin of Guatemalan child who died in US custody to State of the Union
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a pin with a picture of the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in US custody to the State of the Union
  • Sport24.co.za | FifaGate: Ex-Guatemala boss sentenced to time served, fined $350,000
  • FifaGate: Ex-Guatemala boss sentenced to time served
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala presidential candidate targeted over financing
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Current Weather & Forecast
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Videos
  • 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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U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
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