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A California man who suffered a severe neck injury in Guatemala says the hospital won’t release him until he pays his $20,000 bill in full

Alex Austin, a 28-year-old teacher from Modesto, California, broke two vertebrae when he dove into shallow ocean water in Guatemala on January 3.

An 8-year-old Guatemalan child died on Christmas Eve while in Border Patrol custody, agency says

A border patrol agent first noticed the child showing signs of potential illness on Monday while in custody, the agency said in a statement.
Hania Aguilar.

The father of a murdered 13-year-old girl was denied a visa to enter the US for her funeral

Noé Aguilar lives in Guatemala. His request for a visa to attend his daughter's funeral in the US was denied.
The volcano, located in the Central American county of Guatemala

Guatemalans told to evacuate as the country’s ‘volcano of fire’ begins to erupt

Disaster agency CONRED said on Sunday: "At this time, incandescent pulses that reach up to 400 meters above the crater and ash fall were reported."
National Liberation Army (ELN) soldiers standing in formation in Arauca province, Colombia, in 2002.

These are the world’s 20 most dangerous countries, and photos showing what life is like there

Countries were ranked on prevalence of terrorism, homicide, organized crime and unreliable or corrupt police forces by the World Economic Forum.
A caravan of more than 1,500 Honduran migrants moves north after crossing the border from Honduras into Guatemala on October 15, 2018 in Esquipulas, Guatemala.

How the caravan of 4,000 migrants crossed 3 countries in a week

A caravan of thousands of migrants from Central America continued their journey through southern Mexico on Tuesday on their way to the US border.
US President Trump speaks to Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto as he makes an announcement on NAFTA in the Oval Office.

Trump reportedly wanted to shut down the entire US-Mexico border, but his aides talked him out of it

President Donald Trump got so frustrated over immigration that he asked his staff to "close the whole thing," referring to the entire US-Mexico border, during a meeting in the Oval Office this summer, as The Washington Post reported Saturday.
Honduran migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the U.S., walk during a new leg of their travel in Chiquimula , Guatemala October 16, 2018.

Trump threatens to summon military and wreck Mexico trade deal amid burgeoning migrant crisis

President Donald Trump raged against the governments of Mexico and Central American countries on Thursday, criticizing their leaders for "doing little" to stop the rapidly growing caravan of migrants traveling through the Northern Triangle en route to the United States' southern border.
A caravan of more than 1,500 Honduran migrants moves north after crossing the border from Honduras into Guatemala on October 15, 2018 in Scapula's, Guatemala.

Trump is threatening to have the military ‘close’ the border against a caravan of 4,000 Central American migrants. See their journey to th...

A growing group of at least 4,000 Honduran migrants is steadily moving northbound through Central American countries, en route to the United States, where many hope to seek asylum. President Donald Trump has demanded the Mexican government prevent the caravan from reaching the US.