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Trump Administration Partners with Central American Leaders to Address Health, Safety and Border Security Issues

July 24, 2020 Ministerial Continues Cooperation with Southern Neighbors WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security convened a virtual version of the XIII edition of the Meeting of Ministers and Secretaries of Security of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America otherwise ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens Regarding Restrictions and Updates by Government of Guatemala in Response to COVID-19

July 20, 2020 Location: Guatemala   Event: The Guatemalan government has declared a state of siege in the municipalities of El Estor, Morales, and Livingston in the department of Izabal, and the municipalities of Panzos and Santa Catarina La Tinta in Alta Verapaz due to the presence of organized criminal groups engaged in narcotrafficking, human trafficking, transportation ...
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Attorney General William P. Barr Joins President Donald J. Trump to Announce Significant Cases Stemming from Joint Task Force Vulcan

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020 WWW.JUSTICE.GOV The Operation is a coordinated effort to dismantle and destroy MS-13 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General William P. Barr announced significant cases related to Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV), an initiative launched in August 2019 aimed at disrupting, dismantling, and ultimately, destroying MS-13.  President Trump ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens Regarding New Restrictions and Updates by Government of Guatemala in Response to COVID-19

July 14, 2020 Location: Guatemala  Event: On Sunday, July 12, Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei announced the following updates to restrictions in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: New health alert system: Guatemala will launch a tiered system of health alerts on July 27, providing updated information on levels of health risk in the country based on ...
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Reduction of Non-Immigrant Visa Services

REF# 2020 – 22 July 14, 202 As of Thursday, July 16, the United States Embassy in Guatemala is cancelling routine non-immigrant visa appointments. From July 16, the U.S. Embassy is not accepting applications for Renewal by Mail for B1/B2 visa applicants. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable ...
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