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  • Possible ‘embassy’ in ancient Maya city illuminates the birth of an empire

    04/25/2021 7:36:31 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    The 16th of January 378 C.E. marked a turning point in ancient Maya history. On that day, foreigners arrived in the Maya city of Tikal—in what is now northern Guatemala—and Tikal's king died. Shortly thereafter, the son of the conquering king became Tikal's new ruler.Many archaeologists think these invaders came from Teotihuacan, a metropolis 1000 kilometers away, near what is now Mexico City, famed for its imposing pyramids and sweeping central avenue. But a new discovery in Tikal reveals Teotihuacan may have had an outpost in the Maya city long before possibly conquering it. That bolsters the idea that Teotihuacan’s...
  • Guatemala’s President Says Biden’s ‘Confusing’ Messages Created Border Crisis

    04/14/2021 4:39:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 14, 2021 | Mark Moore
    Guatemala’s president is blaming the Biden administration’s “confusing” messages ​for creating the crisis at the US border — the second leader to make that claim after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made similar remarks in March. “I believe that in the first few weeks of the Biden administration, messages were confusing. They were compassionate messages that were understood by people in our country, especially the coyotes, to tell families, ‘We’ll take the children,'” President Alejandro Giammattei said Tuesday during an interview on MSNBC. “And children can go, and once children are there, they will call their parents,” he continued.
  • Biden strikes Trump-esque deal with Northern Triangle countries amid migrant surge

    04/12/2021 2:16:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2021 | Emily Jacobs
    The Biden administration is taking a page out of former President Donald Trump’s book, striking an agreement with the Northern Triangle countries to militarize their borders in an effort to curb the migrant flow. Speaking to reporters during her daily briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki discussed the agreement hours after a Biden administration official had confirmed it. “So, Mexico made the decision to maintain 10,000 troops at its southern border, resulting in twice as many daily migrant introductions,” the top White House spokeswoman said. “Guatemala surged 1,500 police and military personnel to its southern border with Honduras, and...
  • White House strikes deal with Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to enforce borders

    04/12/2021 5:56:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/12/2021 | Katherine Doyle
    The Biden administration has reached agreements with Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to boost security at their borders in an attempt to curb a surge of migrants to the southern U.S. boundary, White House officials said on Monday. “The objective is to make it more difficult to make the journey and make crossing the borders more difficult,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. “We worked with them to increase law enforcement at the border to deter the travel, which is a treacherous journey ... where many lose their lives.” The agreements were struck in recent weeks, she said. Psaki...
  • Three Volcanoes erupt at the Same Time in Guatemala

    03/01/2021 3:42:06 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    israel365news.com ^ | 2/28/21 | Video Mgr.
    Guatemala’s three most active volcanoes have magnificently erupted simultaneously. The last time the phenomenon occurred was in 2018. That event took the lives of hundreds of locals when communities were hit by gas, ash, and rock. Volcanoes are explicitly mentioned by the prophets as playing a role in the end of days, preparing the world by burning away impurities as a crucible is used in metallurgy to purify metal. This process is described in Zechariah. And I will bring the third part through the fire and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is...
  • By Offering Amnesty Now, Democrats Are Setting Up A Massive Immigration Crisis

    02/22/2021 5:50:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 22, 2021 | John Daniel Davidson
    Democrats unveiled an immigration bill last week that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants as conditions worsen on the border.Perhaps Democrats could have picked a worse time to unveil their expansive immigration bill that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, but not much worse. The legislation, introduced Thursday by congressional Democrats with the full support of the Biden administration, dubbed the “U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021,” comes as President Biden is rolling back border security measures implemented under Trump and the number of illegal border crossings is surging on the southwest border. Combined with the ongoing...
  • After caravan blocked, Honduran migrants turn anger on president (Honduran president)

    01/21/2021 7:04:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-21-21 | Gustavo Palencia, Lizbeth Diaz
    Returned Honduran migrants are directing anger against their president this week after their U.S.-bound caravan was blocked by the region’s security forces, accusing him of making their county unlivable while thwarting their escape to a better life. Honduras is reeling from two back-to-back hurricanes that devastated Central America in November, as well as an historic economic contraction on the back of coronavirus pandemic. President Juan Orlando Hernandez has also been under fire from U.S. prosecutors that have accused him of having ties to drug cartels, an allegation he has strongly denied. An estimated 8,000 Hondurans sought to flee this week...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 11/22/2020

    11/22/2020 9:32:41 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/22/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Some angry New Jersey citizens living under the Dictatorship of COVID-19 getting a chance to confront Democrat Governor Phil Murphy as he dined outside with his family and a warning the words might be disturbing to some... The Danish study on wearing masks and COVID-19 published in recent days showing very little difference in preventing people from catching the virus... "Mask=Muzzle" "We will not comply" "Stuff your mandate" Those signs and others outside the Capitol in Salem, Oregon... Protesters on the streets in Omaha again tonight as well as Saturday night following the police killing Thursday evening of Kenneth Jones......
  • That Migrant Caravan From Honduras Didn’t Make It Very Far: "Head Back Home Folks!" Says Guatemala and Mexico

    10/04/2020 6:20:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    On Friday, John reported on the return of an unwelcome fall ritual. That would be the start of the migrant caravan season when illegal aliens gather together in huge groups to attempt the trek from Guatemala and Honduras up through Mexico to either try to cross the United States border illegally or present themselves for asylum. (Frequently both if they get caught trying to jump the border.) In this case, roughly 1,000 migrants, primarily from Honduras, formed up and headed through Guatemala toward Mexico’s southern border heading north. By yesterday, their numbers were estimated to have swollen to 2,000....
  • Many in migrant caravan bused back to Honduran border

    10/04/2020 6:19:37 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 22 replies
    Border Report ^ | Oct 4, 2020 | SONIA PÉREZ D. (Associated Press)
    Hundreds of U.S.-bound Honduran migrants who had entered Guatemala this week without registering were being bused back to their country’s border Saturday by authorities who met them with a large roadblock. By 5 a.m. Saturday, none of 1,000 or so migrants who had been stalled by police and soldiers remained along a stretch of rural highway remained. Police said that hours earlier, migrants had boarded buses and army trucks to be taken back to the border. Small groups of fewer than 10 migrants each could still be found walking along the highway before the roadblock Saturday morning. Olvin Suazo, 21,...
  • Mexico deploys military to block migrant caravan

    10/03/2020 6:02:15 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 81 replies
    Sports Grind ^ | October 3, 2020 | Christine Watkins
    Mexico on Friday ordered the military to deploy along its southern border to block a migrant caravan that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested was linked to the US election. Thousands of mostly Honduran migrants were traveling through Guatemala, heading for the United States via Mexico, just weeks before a tense US presidential vote in which immigration is a key issue. “It seems very strange to us. It’s very strange that this caravan leaves on the eve of the election in the United States,” Lopez Obrador told reporters. “It has to do with the election in the United States. I...
  • Thousands of Caravan Migrants Push into Guatemala

    10/01/2020 6:56:43 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2020 | BOB PRICE
    Reports from the Honduras-Guatemala border shows large groups of migrants illegally pushing past security personnel. Despite the threat of COVID-19, the migrants forced their way across the border. A tweet released by New York Times video correspondent Brent McDonald shows a “large caravan of Central American migrants fleeing pandemic-induced poverty” pushing their way past Guatemalan border security officials. He reports the group is heading to Mexico — presumably with an intended destination of the U.S. southern border. McDonald reported that Guatemalan border officials expect an additional 3,000 to attempt to enter from Honduras on Friday, raising the total two-day crossing...
  • Honduras to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem by end of year

    09/22/2020 12:49:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Monday, September 21, 2020 | unattributed
    Honduras hopes to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of the year, putting an end to its policy of neutrality - a move likely to further anger the Palestinians. "I have just talked to Prime Minister Netanyahu to strengthen our strategic alliance, we spoke to arrange the opening of the embassies in Tegucigalpa and Jerusalem, respectively," Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez posted on Twitter on Sunday. "We hope to take this historic step before the end of the year, as long as the pandemic allows it." Netanyahu said the intention was to open and inaugurate...
  • Guatemala burying dozens of unidentified people who died of COVID-19

    07/29/2020 1:58:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/29/2020
    No hospitals appear to be taking advantage of a national identity database that contains the fingerprints of anyone with a national identity card. A registry spokeswoman said a search of the National Register of Persons would only be possible with an order from a judge, prosecutors or forensic medicine officials. One death certificate viewed by )The Associated Press showed the person identified only as “XX XX, XX XX,” with the gender and an estimated age. For cause of death it listed acute respiratory distress syndrome and COVID-19. For now the unidentified COVID-19 victims are buried in a designated area deep...
  • Cicero Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Labor Trafficking Charge

    07/28/2020 4:55:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 28, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Illinois
    CHICAGO — A Cicero woman who helped numerous undocumented immigrants from Guatemala illegally enter the United States pleaded guilty today to a federal labor trafficking charge.CONCEPCION MALINEK, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of labor trafficking.  The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.  U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang set sentencing for Oct. 20, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.The guilty plea was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the FBI.  Valuable assistance was provided by...
  • Joe Biden’s First-Day-In-Office Plan Is A Betrayal Of Working-Class Americans

    07/24/2020 7:00:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 24, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Biden's promises to the citizens of Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, and the rest of the world stand in stark contrast to what he plans to accomplish for the American worker on Day One, which is nothing. Sunday marks 100 days until the 2020 election. That might come as a surprise to some Americans, who are so used to being neck-deep in conventions, speeches and rallies by now, without them they’d forgotten how close we were. The Republican convention is now cancelled, and for the past few months Joe Biden has barely been seen outside his home, dodging questions from...
  • Trump and (mexico's) Lopez Obrador will talk long-term solution to illegal immigration....(Today)....

    07/08/2020 9:38:38 AM PDT · by caww · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 7/7/2020 | Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter
    “The historic work that both of these administrations — led by the two presidents — have done stemming from one, the USMCA, which is something that we are going to obviously highlight … but also our historic cooperation on migration" a official told reporters. “Illegal migration is now down 85% of mostly from Central American countries that would not be possible without the help of President Lopez Obrador with the Migrant Protection plan that we worked together on and the 25,000 National Guardsmen men and women that he has put forward to the northern and southern borders to protect people...
  • Illegal Alien Gets Two Years in Jail for Returning to U.S. After Killing Four Kids

    06/21/2020 7:50:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Jun 20, 2020
    Illegal Alien Gets Two Years in Jail for Returning to U.S. After Killing Four Kids An illegal alien, deported after killing four American children in a 2008 school bus crash, has been sentenced to two years in prison for returning illegally to the United States. Olga Marina Franco del Cid, a 35-year-old illegal alien from Guatemala, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota, to two years in prison after illegally re-entering the country. On February 18, 2008, Franco del Cid ran a stop sign and hit a school bus of 28 schoolchildren. Franco del Cid killed 13-year-old...
  • Another Illegal Immigrant Caravan Leaves Honduras for U.S.

    03/17/2020 3:00:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 107 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 17, 2020 | Staff
    While the world is absorbed in the Coronavirus drama, yet another caravan of illegal immigrants is heading north to the United States from Central America. The group departed recently from the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula and is making its way to Guatemala en route to the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. The final destination is the U.S., according to a Mexican news report that reveals the caravan has some 500 Central Americans but is expected to grow along the way. “They left their country due to a lack of work opportunities and prevailing violence,” according to the...
  • Pregnant 19-year-old, child die trying to climb US wall

    03/12/2020 1:47:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 103 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | March 12, 2020 | By NOMAAN MERCHANT, AP
    HOUSTON -- A 19-year-old pregnant woman from Guatemala died this week from injuries suffered when she fell trying to climb the U.S. border wall near El Paso, Texas, U.S. and Guatemalan authorities said Thursday. Guatemala identified the woman as Mirian Stephany Girón Luna. Medical personnel tried to deliver her baby, but were unsuccessful, both governments said. The U.S. said Girón was eight months pregnant, while Guatemalan authorities said she was at seven months. U.S. Customs and Border Protection blamed Girón's death on human smugglers who encouraged her to try to climb the wall. In a statement, Gloria Chavez, the chief...