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News Guatemala » Alta Verapaz: Alta Verapaz, Guatemala: Floods DREF Operations Update n° 1 (MDRGT012)

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Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Summary of recent actions and changes to the EPoA: • Rains continued in Alta Verapaz region in Guatemala, affecting communities that are preparing to face a cold front in Central America. • Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion non-food items (NFIs ...

News Guatemala » Alta Verapaz: More Than 40 Percent of Guatemalan Children With Chronic Malnutrition

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Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Guatemala, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina ... of 67 million dollars for the four years and will benefit more than 800,000 people in communities of Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Chimaltenango and Sololá, with high historical malnutrition rates.

News Guatemala » Alta Verapaz: Arab Love Of Spice Aids Guatemala

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Publication date: Sunday 17 November 1991

Coban, capital of Guatemala`s mountainous Alta Verapaz region, for years has been the source of much of the Arab world`s cardamom, a sweet, pungent, highly aromatic spice widely used in Mideast and Indian cuisine. ``Cardamom is at the heart of our economy ...

News Guatemala » Alta Verapaz: 99 skeletons found at Guatemalan outpost

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Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2012

The skeletons were found in Guatemala's northern Alta Verapaz region on a site now used by the United Nations' Regional Command for Peacekeeping Training, said Edgar Telon del Cid, an expert from the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG).

News Guatemala » Alta Verapaz: Guatemala man burned alive after killing two children

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Publication date: Wednesday 12 September 2012

When residents of the indigenous town of Tac Tic in Alta Verapaz learned that Julio Saquil, 35, apparently hacked the children to death with a machete, they doused him with gasoline and set him alight. Vigilante justice is common in Guatemala, where the ...

News Guatemala » Alta Verapaz: Guatemala drugs: Zetas cartel suspect Overdick arrested

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Publication date: uesday 03 April 2012

Security Minister Maurico Lopez said Mr Overdick had played an important role in helping the Zetas move into his home province of Alta Verapaz in northern Guatemala. He is also wanted for extradition to the US on charges of conspiracy to smuggle cocaine.

News Guatemala » Alta Verapaz: States of siege wrack Guatemala

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Publication date: Wednesday 05 January 2011

While many urban Guatemalans do not share Morales's analysis, there is scepticism about why a state of emergency would be declared in Alta Verapaz, as it is not the country's most violent area. Guatemala has one of the highest murder rates in the Americas ...

News Guatemala » Alta Verapaz: Gruesome Massacre in Guatemala Marks New Front in Drug Cartel War

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Publication date: Sunday 15 May 2011

In one of the worst massacres since the end of Guatemala's Civil War in 1996 ... the government lifted a two-month-long state of siege that it had declared in Alta Verapaz province, which neighbors Petén province, during which security forces were ...

News Guatemala » Alta Verapaz: Mexican drug cartels draws Guatemalan army to jungles where it fought civil war

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Publication date: uesday 08 February 2011

IN COBAN, GUATEMALA The once-fearsome Guatemalan army has returned ... President Alvaro Colom has extended "a state of siege" and martial law in his country's Alta Verapaz province, where authorities say the soldiers are beating back an invasion by the ...