Charge d’Affaires visited the La Unión sugar mill in Escuintla

The Chargé d’Affaires, David Hodge, visited along with other officials of the Embassy, the La Unión sugar mill in Escuintla, to learn about the production of sugar, alcohol and electric power from the cultivation of sugarcane. The members of the sugar community of Guatemala, presented several of the sustainable development projects and their social responsibility ...
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Continuing Promise 2018

Deputy Chief of Mission David Hodge participated in the closing ceremony of the humanitarian exercise for immediate response to disasters, Continuing Promise 2018, which offered free health services to more than 700 patients every day, for 10 days. Humanitarian assistance arrived in the country on April 9 with the arrival of the USNS Spearhead, which ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission participated in the launch of ECHO Project

Deputy Chief of Mission David Hodge participated in the launch of ECHO Project (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), which is a collaborative model of education and health care for first-line clinicians, which offers ongoing training through a virtual system to combat Tuberculosis in Guatemala with the support of PEPFAR Central America, CDC and University Research ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission visited Asociación Salud Integral

To commemorate World AIDS Day, Deputy Chief of Mission David Hodge visited the clinic “Luis Ángel García” of Asociación Salud Integral (ASI), a non-profit organization with more than 28 years of experience in HIV and infectious diseases. During his visit, Mr. Hodge learned about the advances in Guatemala of the Fast Start Antiretroviral Treatment (ARVT) ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission visited USAID and INL school project in El Mezquital

Deputy Chief of Mission David Hodge visited the El Mezquital colony in Villa Nueva to learn about the projects they carry out in the USAID Guatemala and U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Intl. Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL) GT with the support of Convivimos to strengthen citizen security. Schools are strong allies with whom ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Hodge attended the VIII National Congress of Human Rights

Chargé d’Affaires David Hodge participated in the VIII National Congress of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex LGBTI. His participation in the activity highlights the support of the United States Embassy to the principles of freedom and equality, in addition to supporting efforts for each person to reach their greatest potential in a society that ...
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Ambassador Robinson offers welcome reception to new diplomats

Ambassador Todd Robinson hosted a reception to welcome the new U.S. diplomats who will be joining the mission in Guatemala, including Deputy Chief of Mission David Hodge, the Director of U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Intl Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL) GT Hugo Guevara, and Public Affairs Counselor Stephen Posivak, among others. The Ambassador ...
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10 Guatemalan entrepreneurs will participate in the YLAI 2017 initiative

Deputy Chief of Mission David Hodge met with fellows from the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative – YLAI . The YLAI program selected 10 Guatemalan social entrepreneurs to travel during the month of October to meet their counterparts in other countries and contact civil organizations from 24 cities in the United States. Through this exchange program, fellows will advance their entrepreneurial ideas ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission and INL Director met with President of Judicial Branch of Guatemala

Deputy Chief of Mission David Hodge and Hugo Guevara, Director of U.S. Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL) in Guatemala, met with the President of the Supreme Court of Justice and the Judicial Branch, Nery Medina. This visit ratifies the continued support of the United States for transparent justice, which responds to the good governance and ...
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4th of July Celebration

Ambassador Todd Robinson led the celebration of United States Independence Day. The celebration began with a unique New York-style proposal, in which Ambassador Robinson, Deputy Chief of Mission Charisse Phillips and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala, Ana María Diéguez, approached the stage by simulating A trip in the famous yellow cabs. This year ...
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Commemoration of Pride Month at the Embassy

In commemoration of Pride Month, Ambassador Todd Robinson and Deputy Chief of Mission Charisse Phillips participated in a celebration to promote equality and promote action against violence and discrimination towards the LGBTI community. The event was attended by human rights defenders in the country and representatives of LGBTI rights organizations, delegates from different institutions of the ...
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Ambassador Robinson reaffirms to the press the results of the Conference for Security and Prosperity of Central America

Ambassador Todd Robinson and Deputy Chief of Mission Charisse Phillips participated in a meeting with journalists representing different media outlets to discuss the Security and Prosperity Conference (CentAm2017) in Miami, Florida. As stated by the White House at the close of the first day of the conference, the Ambassador emphasized the continued support of the ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission participated in the presentation of Magazine about Kaminaljuyu

Deputy Chief of Mission Charisse Phillips participated in the presentation of theGallery Guatemala Magazine by G&T Foundation, which pays tribute to the National Park Kaminaljuyú and its great contributions towards the enrichment of the ancestral memory of the Mayan culture in Guatemala. We congratulate Dr. Bárbara Arroyo for her continued achievements towards the protection and conservation of the ...
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Guatemalan National Civil Police officers graduate from S.W.A.T.

20 agents of the National Civil Police of Guatemala and 10 agents of the National Police of Honduras graduated from the course on Special Weapons And Tactics S.W.A.T. Deputy Chief of Mission, Charisse Phillips, Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antinarcotics Affairs, Luis Arreaga, participated in the graduation ceremony with the President of ...
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“Sabor USA” promotes U.S. food products

Ambassador Todd Robinson and Deputy Chief of Mission, Charisse Phillips, participated in the “Sabor USA” exhibition that brought together a number of leading United States food products as part of an agricultural and commercial promotion in the country. Both U.S. officials led the delegation that toured the different stands, which featured recipes prepared by renowned Guatemalan ...
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Visit to El Mirador

Ambassador Todd Robinson and Deputy Chief of Mission, Charisse Phillips, visited several archaeological sites in El Petén, including El Mirador, as part of their interest in highlighting the importance of protecting Cultural Heritage. Cultural heritage is an evocation of history that transmits wisdom, identity, pride and great value to humanity, so we all have a responsibility ...
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Access Alumni offer Ambassador a tour of the island of Flores, Petén

Ambassador Robinson and Deputy Chief of Mission, Charisse Phillips, met with alumni from the Access Microscholarship program and members of the U.S. Department of State’s Alumni Association AJEDE for a tour of the island of Flores, Petén. The youth accompanied both U.S. officials to visit several of the area’s most prominent sites. With great interest and special ...
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Visit to Special Jungle Operations Brigade BEOS

Ambassador Todd Robinson and Deputy Chief of Mission, Charisse Phillips, made a visit to the Special Jungle Operations Brigade BEOS in Petén to reiterate U.S. support for security efforts in the northern region of the country. The U.S. Department of Defense Provides equipment and training for the creation of the Balám Joint Task Force and ...
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Inauguration of Model Police Precint in La Libertad, Petén

Ambassador Todd Robinson and Deputy Chief of Mission, Charisse Phillips, participated in the inauguration of the Model Police Precint in the Municipality of La Libertad, El Petén. This initiative is supported by the United States Government through the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Intl Narcotics & Law Enforcement (INL) GT to contribute to Citizen Security ...
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