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Venezuela denies entry to Guatemalan president-elect, scuppering meeting with opposition leader
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 3442019 - Volcán Santiaguito mantiene explosiones moderadas y avalanchas
Guatemala: Día Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres: conciencia y compromiso frente a las vulnerabilidades de Guatemala
Football Team Named For Match vs Guatemala
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemalan President ‘Elect’ Not Allowed To Visit Venezuela
Venezuela Denies Guatemalan President-Elect Entrance, Congratulates Ecuadorian People on IMF Defeat
Guatemala shut down its anti-corruption commission. Now its people worry about impunity.
Key players missing for Guatemala game
U.S. says Guatemala must agree to asylum pact to get development aid
Football: Bermuda To Play Guatemala Tonight
U.S. says Guatemala must agree to asylum pact to get development aid
LandAjob Strengthens Jobs Database to Over 600,000 Active Positions for Companies Seeking Americans with Disabilities
Photos: Fans At Bermuda vs Guatemala Match
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 3472019 - Sistema CONRED ha brindando atención a 304 incidentes durante la actual temporada de lluvia
Guatemala: Conred dispone de 148 toneladas de asistencia humanitaria a nivel nacional para atender emergencias por lluvia
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Bermuda and Guatemala play out stalemate
Headlines: Lawmaker Pay Increases, Mass Grave Search Moves & Oklahomans Power Guatemalan Village
US resumes assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
Guatemalan migrant who was shot in the head and detained has been granted asylum
US Resumes Targeted Foreign Assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras - Pompeo
US gives security support to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
Global ATM Market Worth 26000 Million US$ by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period
Guatemala: SICA articula esfuerzos con sus países miembros para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático
Bermuda hold Guatemala to goalless draw
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 3492019 - Acciones de respuesta continúan en incidentes registrados por lluvias de últimas horas
CCRIF Welcomes Guatemala To The Facility
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala: Gobierno de Guatemala cuenta con 551,3 millones de quetzales y más de 142 toneladas de alimentos para atender emergencia por lluvias
Guatemala: Informe - Hacia una Centroamérica más resiliente: Pilares para la acción
Guatemala: Ayuda humanitaria llega a familias damnificadas por lluvias que afectan a Guatemala
Seven years of drought sends Guatemalans fleeing chronic malnutrition
Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 3502019 - Daños por lluvias de últimas horas se registran en Sololá, Sacatepéquez y Escuintla
Pickle Market 2019 Global Industry – Key Players Analysis, Sales, Supply, Demand and Forecast to 2025
Guatemala: Gobierno de Guatemala mantiene sistema de prevención y asistencia en áreas afectadas por lluvia
Tools sought for Guatemala trip
Guatemalan ambassador hands copy of his credentials to Deputy FM
Guatemala: Cruz Roja Guatemalteca realiza acciones humanitarias ante los efectos del Sistema de Baja Presión que afectó el Territorio Nacional
2 Guatemalan brothers attacked overnight in Bothell, suspect arrested
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Guatemala: Banco Mundial ofrece apoyo a Guatemala para fortalecer programas de educación y desnutrición
New Ambassador of Guatemala presents credentials to Armenian President
Guatemala: Natural Disasters Monitoring - October 17, 2019
Guatemalan Suspects Sought for Vicious Murder
Meet the Ambassador: Guatemala's Mario Bucaro
Open Big Data to help Farmers weather climate change
Guatemalan President-elect arrives in Taiwan for five-day visit
Today
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:67°F (20°C)
Low:53°F (12°C)
Winds:E 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:5.1
Tomorrow
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:68°F (20°C)
Low:51°F (11°C)
Winds:E 3 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:5.9
Tuesday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:65°F (18°C)
Low:54°F (12°C)
Winds:ENE 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:10.2
Wednesday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:64°F (18°C)
Low:54°F (12°C)
Winds:E 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:15.9
Thursday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:64°F (18°C)
Low:49°F (9°C)
Winds:E 3 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:13.9
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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
  • Venezuela denies entry to Guatemalan president-elect, scuppering meeting with opposition leader
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 3442019 - Volcán Santiaguito mantiene explosiones moderadas y avalanchas
  • Guatemala: Día Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres: conciencia y compromiso frente a las vulnerabilidades de Guatemala
  • Football Team Named For Match vs Guatemala
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemalan President ‘Elect’ Not Allowed To Visit Venezuela
  • Venezuela Denies Guatemalan President-Elect Entrance, Congratulates Ecuadorian People on IMF Defeat
  • Guatemala shut down its anti-corruption commission. Now its people worry about impunity.
  • Key players missing for Guatemala game
  • U.S. says Guatemala must agree to asylum pact to get development aid
  • Football: Bermuda To Play Guatemala Tonight
  • U.S. says Guatemala must agree to asylum pact to get development aid
  • LandAjob Strengthens Jobs Database to Over 600,000 Active Positions for Companies Seeking Americans with Disabilities
  • Photos: Fans At Bermuda vs Guatemala Match
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 3472019 - Sistema CONRED ha brindando atención a 304 incidentes durante la actual temporada de lluvia
  • Guatemala: Conred dispone de 148 toneladas de asistencia humanitaria a nivel nacional para atender emergencias por lluvia
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Bermuda and Guatemala play out stalemate
  • Headlines: Lawmaker Pay Increases, Mass Grave Search Moves & Oklahomans Power Guatemalan Village
  • US resumes assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
  • Guatemalan migrant who was shot in the head and detained has been granted asylum
  • US Resumes Targeted Foreign Assistance for El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras - Pompeo
  • US gives security support to Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador
  • Global ATM Market Worth 26000 Million US$ by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period
  • Guatemala: SICA articula esfuerzos con sus países miembros para la reducción del riesgo de desastres y adaptación al cambio climático
  • Bermuda hold Guatemala to goalless draw
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 3492019 - Acciones de respuesta continúan en incidentes registrados por lluvias de últimas horas
  • CCRIF Welcomes Guatemala To The Facility
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala: Gobierno de Guatemala cuenta con 551,3 millones de quetzales y más de 142 toneladas de alimentos para atender emergencia por lluvias
  • Guatemala: Informe - Hacia una Centroamérica más resiliente: Pilares para la acción
  • Guatemala: Ayuda humanitaria llega a familias damnificadas por lluvias que afectan a Guatemala
  • Seven years of drought sends Guatemalans fleeing chronic malnutrition
  • Guatemala: Boletín Informativo No. 3502019 - Daños por lluvias de últimas horas se registran en Sololá, Sacatepéquez y Escuintla
  • Pickle Market 2019 Global Industry – Key Players Analysis, Sales, Supply, Demand and Forecast to 2025
  • Guatemala: Gobierno de Guatemala mantiene sistema de prevención y asistencia en áreas afectadas por lluvia
  • Tools sought for Guatemala trip
  • Guatemalan ambassador hands copy of his credentials to Deputy FM
  • Guatemala: Cruz Roja Guatemalteca realiza acciones humanitarias ante los efectos del Sistema de Baja Presión que afectó el Territorio Nacional
  • 2 Guatemalan brothers attacked overnight in Bothell, suspect arrested
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Guatemala: Banco Mundial ofrece apoyo a Guatemala para fortalecer programas de educación y desnutrición
  • New Ambassador of Guatemala presents credentials to Armenian President
  • Guatemala: Natural Disasters Monitoring - October 17, 2019
  • Guatemalan Suspects Sought for Vicious Murder
  • Meet the Ambassador: Guatemala's Mario Bucaro
  • Open Big Data to help Farmers weather climate change
  • Guatemalan President-elect arrives in Taiwan for five-day visit
Guatemala Flag
Current Weather & Forecast
64°F
18°C
73%
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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