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New U.S. Embassy Compound Top Out Ceremony 

Press Release November 24, 2020 Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo Vila and Guatemala City Mayor Ricardo Quiñónez Lemus joined Ambassador William W. Popp on November 23, 2020 at the New U.S. Embassy’s construction site in the capital’s Zona 16 to commemorate the project’s “Top Out” ceremony.  A “Top Out” is a “builder’s rite” that marks the stage in a ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (November 21, 2020) Location: Guatemala City Event:  Due to ongoing protests today that have turned violent, U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the Zone 1 area between the Guatemalan Congress and National Palace in Guatemala City. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. ...
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Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala

Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (November 18, 2020) Location:   Guatemala, country wide. Event:  FUEGO VOLCANO THREATENS DOWNSTREAM POPULATIONS: Heavy rains from Hurricane Iota have significantly increased the potential for destructive lahars to form on the flanks of Fuego Volcano, threatening populations and infrastructure downstream. Heavy rainfall has the potential to mobilize a large ...
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Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala

Alert – U. S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala – (November 18, 2020) Location:   Guatemala, country wide. Event:  IOTA BRINGS HEAVY RAINS, FLOODING, ROAD CLOSURES:  Tropical depression Iota will continue to bring heavy rains across portions of Guatemala today.  Life-threatening flash floods along with river flooding and mudslides are expected through Thursday, and could be exacerbated ...
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U.S. Announces Additional US$7 Million in Humanitarian Assistance to respond to Eta and Iota

Press Release November 18, 2020 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, has allocated US$7 million in disaster assistance funds to support relief efforts in Guatemala through international humanitarian partner organizations in response to recent storms and floods. This additional US$7 million in disaster assistance funding for Guatemala will help to ...
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