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Abelino Chib Caal from Guatemala in Dublin  after he was awarded the  Romero International Award by Trócaire, for his work defending human rights. Photograph: Dave Meehan

On April 26th, 2019 Abelino Chub Caal walked free after spending 813 days in prison. Less than six months later, the Guatemalan activist stood before (...)

Women cry outside the children’s shelter Virgen de la Asuncion after a fire at the facility, 10km east of Guatemala City, in March 2017. Photograph:  Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

As fire swept through the classroom, the pleas from the 56 girls locked inside began to fade. Most were unconscious or worse by then, as an eerie sile(...)

 The Fuego Volcano erupting, as seen from El Rodeo municipality, in Escuintla department, 45km southwest of Guatemala City. Photograph: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated on Monday from areas around Guatemala’s Fuego volcano, which began violently erupting overnight, the country’s dis(...)

 Honduran migrants aboard a truck arrive in Guatemala City, while taking part in a caravan towards the US. Photograph: Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern US border on Thursday as more Hondurans and Salvadorans joined thou(...)

Honduran migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the US,  in Zacapa, Guatemala, on Wednesday. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make (...)

Women drink coffee at a collection centre at an area affected by the eruption of the  Fuego volcano in Alotenango, Guatemala, on Thursday. Photograph: Jose Cabezas/Reuters

Dangerous flows of lava, ash and toxic gases poured down several canyons below the crater of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on Friday, prompting a new rou(...)

Family and friends at the funeral of Erick Jeremias Rivas, one of the victims of the Fuego volcano eruption, at the cemetery of Alotenango, department of Sacatepequez, Guatemala, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Santiago Billy/EPA

The search for survivors from deadly eruptions of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano was temporarily suspended on Thursday due to dangerous conditions for res(...)

Guatemala’s volcano Fuego erupts. Photograph: Getty

A fiery volcanic eruption in Guatemala has sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 people as rescuers struggled to reach people (...)

Volunteer firefighters rescue a girl from a fire at a children’s shelter in Guatemala City. Photograph: Danilo Ramirez/AFP/Getty Images

At least 19 people were killed in a fire on Wednesday in a Guatemalan home for abused children, a spokesman for firefighters said. The Virgen de Asun(...)

Aisling Walsh: Irish women are done asking nicely for reproductive rights.

Each year on March 8th and November 25th thousands of women take to the streets of Guatemala City to demand the realisation of women’s rights, gender (...)

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