News & Events

National Day Celebrations and Protests September 15-17

September 14, 2017 Annual Independence Day celebrations will be taking place all weekend in Guatemala.  The annual “torch” run and Independence Day parades will have a significant impact on traffic throughout Guatemala City.   Also in Guatemala City, there are reports of demonstrations in the area of the Congress and the Supreme Court.  U.S. citizens are ...
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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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GIST NET Conference on the support of universities to future entrepreneurs

The video conference of the Global Program of Innovation through the Science and Technology GIST Net of the U.S. Department of State focused on the role that universities play in the empowerment of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. This conference brought together several Guatemalan universities, including Galileo University, Guatemala Valley University, Guatemala’s Da Vinci University and URL, Landívar. ...
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Large Scale Police Operations

September 11, 2017 The Guatemala media reports that large scale operations are currently underway in Guatemala focusing on arrests of local gangs.  Crime in Guatemala is a serious concern and retaliation against the Guatemalan police by transnational gangs remains a possibility.  U.S. citizens should remain vigilant, review personal security plans, and remain aware of your ...
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