By Richard Pollock | 08/20/14 08:20 PM
Guatemala's shadowy human smuggling network is run by a highly sophisticated organization that more closely resembles a corporation with a profit-sharing program than a ragtag band of criminals.
08/20/14 05:47 PM
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico. Interior Secretary Mauricio Lopez said Gen. Rudy Ortiz was killed along with four other military officers when the helicopter went down in a...
By Richard Pollock | 08/17/14 04:00 PM
A joint U.S. and Guatemalan anti-narcotics aviation program is in trouble after less than a year in operation due to chronic non-payment of a key contractor by the Central American government.
By Paul Bedard | 08/14/14 02:44 PM
A second wave of some 30,000 unaccompanied illegal minors from violence-ravaged Central American nations is expected to swamp the U.S.-Mexico border in September and October, according to a top immigration group.
By Richard Pollock | 08/07/14 07:03 PM
Guatemalan law enforcement officials, supported by U.S. agencies, arrested nine top members of an alleged "coyote" organization and seized $600,000 held in U.S. banks.
07/30/14 05:31 PM
SANTA MARIA NEBAJ, Guatemala (AP) — The remains of 31 Ixil Mayans killed more than three decades ago during the height of Guatemala's civil war were laid to rest Wednesday in the country's western highlands amid the sounds of a violin and wafts of incense. Hundreds of people joined in a...
By Blake Seitz | 07/28/14 02:00 PM
After a meeting Friday with the presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose nationals have flooded the U.S.-Mexico border in hope that they will be allowed to stay, President Obama again gave those mostly-underaged immigrants hope in a speech designed to discourage them from trying...
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/16/14 03:58 PM
The best way to stop the surge in unaccompanied minors across the U.S.-Mexico border is to help the Central American countries the children are coming from, an advocate told Congress on Wednesday.
By Terence Jeffrey | 07/16/14 11:15 AM
Sam, the wealthiest man in his neighborhood, lives in a big beautiful house with a massive backyard punctuated by a large, deep swimming pool.
By Arthur Dewey and James Purcell | 07/15/14 03:20 PM
To avoid an open-ended commitment for the U.S. that might go beyond even the $3.7 billion now requested from the Congress, we need a comprehensive plan of action that would give the Congress a clear blueprint for how the money would be spent.
By Steve Chapman | 07/14/14 10:29 AM
In the eyes of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others, the crisis on our southern border demonstrates the failure of our immigration policy. They are correct, though not in the way they think. The failure in our immigration policy comes from the persistent belief that we can make rivers run uphill.
By Michael Barone | 07/13/14 05:24 PM
The flood of underage--and many not-so-underage--illegal immigrants from the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador crested in the Rio Grande Valley, but now the waters are being diverted and channeled to other parts of the United States.
By Michael Barone | 07/13/14 03:09 PM
The flood of underage--and non-underage--illegal immigrants from Central America coming across the border in Texas is, to paraphrase a former Obama administration official, a "man-caused disaster." The man who caused it, more than anyone else, is Barack Obama.
By Shikha Dalmia | 07/10/14 05:26 PM
Anti-immigration hardliners are blaming the surge of minors -- 90,000 alone this year, a five-fold increase from 2011 -- on America's lenient deportation policies and the prospect of "amnesty." The reality is more complicated.
By Michael Barone | 07/10/14 04:08 PM
Over at FiveThirtyEight, Ben Casselman has a good article on something I've also written about: the changing patterns of immigration.
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