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UN backs anti-graft investigator in standoff with Guatemala

Added: 20.09.2018 3:59 | 16 views | 0 comments

U.N. Secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday rejected a request by Guatemala's government to name a new head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the Central American nation.


UN Secretary-General Supports Anti-Graft Investigator After He's Banned From Guatemala

Added: 20.09.2018 3:53 | 14 views | 0 comments

The United Nations said it would be sending an assistant director to continue its anti-graft mission in Guatemala on Wednesday but the group's Secretary General Antonio Guterres still supports Ivan Velasquez, the chief fo the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, who is banned from entering the country, according to The Associated Press. Guterres sent a letter to Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales which said he supported Velasquez but also told him to name a deputy, according to Reuters which obtained a copy of the letter.“I see no reason to lose confidence in Commissioner Velasquez,” Guterres wrote in the letter dated Tuesday. “Nevertheless, considering the fact that he...

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Archaeologists Uncover 1,500-Year-Old Maya Altar in Guatemala

Added: 18.09.2018 13:23 | 11 views | 0 comments

An international group of archaeologists has found a carved limestone altar at the Maya site of La Corona, located in jungle forest of the Petén in Guatemala. The altar is made of limestone and measures 4.8 feet by 3.9 feet (1.46 m by 1.2 m). It displays the image of previously unknown Maya king, Chak [...]


La Cabañita / Paz Arquitectura

Added: 17.09.2018 10:00 | 1 views | 0 comments

La Cabañita seeks to integrate into the natural environment of a wooded area on the outskirts of Guatemala City by questioning the idea of the proportion of spaces and trying to erase the edges between interior and exterior in a particular way. The original project was built in 1985, and consisted of a small cabin that had a cantilevered platform of large proportions. The original cabin is built by a triangular metal frame whose joist structure allowed the platform to fly over the slopes of the mountain. The cabin had only a small social area, a kitchen, and in the upper part a small bedroom.


Guatemala court backs UN ant-graft chief against president

Added: 17.09.2018 6:19 | 15 views | 0 comments

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a blunt rebuke to President Jimmy Morales, Guatemala's Constitutional Court ordered that the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission be let back in the country two weeks after Morales barred him as he moved to defang the investigative body. The unanimous ruling late Sunday by the court's five magistrates marked the second time in as many years that the court has reversed Morales' efforts to keep Ivan Velasquez out of...

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Guatemalan parents reunited with son detained in Chicago, but say 'he's not the same boy'

Added: 14.09.2018 22:18 | 12 views | 0 comments

Over the last month, Nuria Lanuza noticed a troubling change in her son Erik. During their weekly phone conversations, he used to be talkative and spoke loudly. In time, however, he began to speak quietly. His answers were short, his words slow.
The mother chalked it up to sadness. She was in Guatemala...



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