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Past articles by Jeff:

Migrant shelters in Guatemala under threat from legal reforms

Critics of recent immigration reform fear laws could criminalise religious groups and volunteers who work with migrants. → Read More

The Future Of The Amazon Rainforest Under Lula| Countercurrents

Luiz Inácio da Silva, the progressive politician popularly known as Lula, is poised to take office as the president of Brazil on January 1. His administration → Read More

Guatemalan protesters demand resignation of President Giammattei

Demonstrators are calling for the president and the attorney general to step down as government corruption increases. → Read More

Guatemala Takes a Hard Line Against Migrants—With US Support

Long before Trump, Washington was exporting control of migratory routes, along with repressive policing, to Mexico and Central America. → Read More

‘We are fed up’: Guatemalans continue anti-government protests

Guatemala’s Congress annulled a contentious budget this week, but protesters are still calling for president to resign. → Read More

Guatemala to verify report on US agents ‘unauthorised’ operation

US Senate committee report alleges DHS personnel rounded up Honduran migrants Guatemala in ‘unauthorised’ operation. → Read More

Unwelcomed in US - and at home: Deported Guatemalans face threats

Guatemalans deported by the US are threatened and shunned after officials say dozens test positive for the coronavirus. → Read More

Guatemalan deported from US tests positive for COVID-19: Official

Authorities say the 29-year-old man started showing symptoms for the novel coronavirus after being deported last week. → Read More

Guatemala suspends all deportation flights from US over COVID-19

Officials say the suspension will last until protocols are created that ensure the health of deported asylum seekers. → Read More

'No human rights': Mexico blocks migrant caravan headed north

National Guard use pepper spray, shields to break up caravan of asylum seekers, migrants outside Tapachula. → Read More

Chaos at Guatemala-Mexico border as caravan tries to advance

Migrants and asylum seekers fear crossing border in small numbers will lead to their deportations back to Honduras. → Read More

Hondurans march towards Mexico seeking a better future

As living standards in Honduras deteriorate, more and more people are leaving the country in search of a better life. → Read More

US sends asylum seekers to Guatemala as new caravan heads north

More than 2,000 Honduran migrants and asylum seekers leave for US, despite expected obstacles on route and at borders. → Read More

As Trump hails cooperation, 5 migrant families sent to Guatemala

Families sent from the US to Guatemala under controversial asylum deal as Trump welcomes Jimmy Morales to White House. → Read More

US sends first Honduran to Guatemala under new asylum deal

Rights groups slam controversial asylum agreement between Guatemala and United States. → Read More

Opposition to Trump’s migration deal has sparked a growing student occupation in Guatemala

A student occupation opposing the “safe third country” agreement in Guatemala has transformed into a national movement for access to higher education. → Read More

Guatemalan groups say migration agreement with US is 'illegal'

Newly signed agreement for those seeking asylum in the US is met with outrage among activists and former officials. → Read More

Why has Guatemala's highlands embraced the American flag?

The US flag is seen on houses, clothing across Guatemala's highlands. But the reasons for its display may surprise you. → Read More

Guatemalans vote in general election amid tensions

A top election official recently left the country due to threats of violence. → Read More

Search for dead continues a year after Guatemala volcano eruption

A year after Fuego erupted, burying hundreds under rock and ash, families continue search for their loved ones' remains → Read More