- Trinidad and Tobago rallies to beat Guatemala 2-1 Updated: Feb-11-16 9:13 pm
HOUSTON - Kennya Cordner and Tasha St. Louis scored within about four minutes in the second half to give Trinidad and Tobago a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Guatemala on Thursday night in a group stage match in the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying tournament.
- In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 am
CUSCATANCINGO, El Salvador - For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.
- 2nd group of Cuban migrants stuck in Costa Rica flown out Updated: Feb-05-16 4:56 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - A second group of Cuban migrants was traveling through Central America toward the United States on Friday after being stranded in Costa Rica for months when Nicaragua closed its border to them.
- Guatemala tries 2 for alleged abuse of women in civil war Updated: Feb-01-16 5:06 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - A retired military officer and a former paramilitary went on trial Monday for alleged abuses against women during this Central American nation's long and bloody civil war.
- Police: Heroin found smuggled in vehicle axle in Queens Updated: Jan-27-16 8:25 pm
NEW YORK - Authorities say two men were busted in New York for smuggling 100 pounds of heroin hidden inside a vehicle's axle.
- United, American offering refunds for travel to Zika areas Updated: Jan-26-16 8:41 pm
Two major U.S. airlines are offering refunds to passengers worried about the Zika virus outbreak in many tropical countries.
- Guatemala Cabinet member quits after named as tax delinquent Updated: Jan-25-16 9:02 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - One of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales' Cabinet officials is out just 11 days into his administration.
- AP INVESTIGATION: Feds' failures imperil migrant children Updated: Jan-25-16 1:46 pm
LOS ANGELES - As tens of thousands of children fleeing violence in Central America crossed the border in search of safe harbor, overwhelmed U.S. officials weakened child protection policies, placing some young migrants in homes where they were sexually assaulted, starved, or forced to work for little or no pay, an Associated Press investigation has found.
- A year later, cases linger in Ohio teen forced labor case Updated: Jan-23-16 1:05 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The third of four people accused of smuggling teens into the U.S. and keeping them as virtual slave laborers at an Ohio egg farm has pleaded guilty to charges in a case that brought national attention to the exploitation of young immigrants fleeing unrest in Central America.
- 22 Senate Dems seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama Updated: Jan-22-16 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON - Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids, highlighting anew the schism within the party over the administration's handling of Central American immigrants.
- Guatemala: Antigua ex-mayor among 11 arrested in graft case Updated: Jan-21-16 3:10 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - The former mayor of the popular tourist city of Antigua and 10 other officials and private citizens were arrested Thursday in a case of alleged corruption, Guatemalan authorities announced.
- Honduras, OAS approve international team to fight corruption Updated: Jan-19-16 8:16 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Honduras and the Organization of American States on Tuesday approved a new international team of experts to help its legal system fight corruption in the Central American country.
- Uncertainty in Guatemala as new president takes office Updated: Jan-14-16 10:29 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - TV comic and political neophyte Jimmy Morales was sworn in as Guatemala's president on Thursday amid uncertainty over how he plans to run the Central American nation beset by entrenched poverty, rampant corruption and violent criminal gangs.
- Stranded Cuban migrants make plans to cross Mexico Updated: Jan-14-16 12:37 pm
MEXICO CITY - Nearly 200 Cuban migrants who recently arrived in southern Mexico after being stranded several months in Costa Rica began making plans on Thursday to travel to the border with the United States.
- Stranded Cuban migrants brought by air, bus to Mexico Updated: Jan-13-16 5:13 pm
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico - Nearly 200 Cuban migrants traveled by air and across land through Central America and into southern Mexico on Wednesday, resuming their long-delayed journey toward the United States after several months stranded in Costa Rica amid a diplomatic tiff with Nicaragua.
- Former head of Guatemala soccer arrested; faces extradition Updated: Jan-12-16 5:58 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Brayan Jimenez, the former president of the Guatemalan Football Federation, has been arrested and faces extradition to the United States in connection with the FIFA corruption scandal.
- Spearfish man sentenced for sex crimes in Guatemala Updated: Jan-12-16 10:26 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A Spearfish man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for traveling to Guatemala to engage in sex acts with boys.