Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak discussed how the United States and other nations in the Americas are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the situation in Guyana vis-a-vis the contested election, the increasing authoritarian tendencies of President Bukele of El Salvador, the continued deportation of immigrants during … Continue reading April 24, 2020: Briefing on Developments in the Western Hemisphere
The Office of the Spokesperson of the State Department published the following media note outlining US foreign policy vis-à-vis El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and southern Mexico. The United States, in partnership with the government of Mexico, is committed to promoting a safer and more prosperous Central America by enhancing security, governance, and economic prosperity that … Continue reading December 18, 2018: The U.S. Strategy for Central America and Southern Mexico
The Associated Press reports, based on information from an anonymous Guatemalan health official, that 10 Guatemalans deported from the United States on a May 13 flight from Louisiana tested positive for COVID-19. The 52 others on the flight will be tested for the coronavirus. Deportees are sometimes tested days before they are put on a … Continue reading Ten migrants deported to Guatemala from the US test positive for COVID
The Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce called on non-essential industries to close this week, March 23 to 30, to slow the spread of COVID-19. https://twitter.com/industriaguate/status/1241429035097509890 According to data from the World Health Organization, there are 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Guatemala and there has been one death from the disease. Data from the World Health … Continue reading COVID-19: Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce calls for businesses to close
The Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Relations issued an official communique on Tuesday announcing the suspension of flights of deportees from the United States and asylum seekers from Central America. The announcement comes after the United States deported 58 Guatemalans on Monday.