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  • Coronavirus in Guatemala compounds a long list of problems The New Humanitarian
  • U.S. deportation flights to Guatemala resume with coronavirus testing Los Angeles Times
  • Virus fear turns deportees into pariahs at home in Guatemala Associated Press
  • Guatemala Says More Deportees From US Positive for COVID-19 The New York Times
  • Judge rejects petition to release Guatemala ex-president Manila Bulletin
  • Guatemala says US testing deportees for virus before sending Aljazeera.com

    Finance


  • Guatemala stuffs order books in bond return LatinFinance
  • Clifford Chance bags role in Republic of Guatemala's USD 1.2 ... ICLG.com
  • Emerging Economies Need New Finance, Not Moratoriums by Mauricio Cárdenas Project Syndicate
  • Colombia's Grupo Energia Bogota issues $400 mln in bonds Yahoo Finance
  • Paul Krugman: Liquidity trap has spread to emerging markets Buenos Aires Times
  • Guatemala says more deportees from US positive for COVID-19 mymcmurray.com

    Celebrities


  • ‘Survivor’ celebrities: 31 famous faces and well-known figures who played the game Goldderby
  • Telethon Raises $115M for New Yorkers Impacted by COVID-19 Voice of America
  • Quick Hits: Kelly Franklin Hillsdale Collegian
  • Time for a quarantine dye-it | Coronavirus | bendbulletin.com Bend Bulletin
  • Documentary review of the life of Danny Trejo – News Last-minute ... Matzav Review
  • Coronavirus fears grow for Amazon indigenous communities The New Humanitarian

    Culture


  • Queens' Land: the indigenous Mayan queens of Guatemala – photo ... The Guardian
  • Urban Thinkers Campuses look at safety in cities and communities ... ReliefWeb
  • Bones Tell the Tale of a Maya Settlement Smithsonian
  • Avoiding Global Risk by Expanding Global Teams and Operations AftermarketNews.com (AMN)
  • The Corzos, the Guatemalan family behind the essential toilet paper ... AL DIA News
  • Here’s what to watch this week at virtual Michigan Theater 05/11 - 05/17 WDIV ClickOnDetroit

    Criminal


  • Coronavirus immigration limits: Trump deportations are helping spread the virus Vox
  • Guatemala health officials fired, investigated for corruption Al Jazeera America
  • Coronavirus Affects Extortion Payments in Mexico and Central ... Insightcrime.org
  • The Trump Administration’s Deportation Policy Is Spreading the Coronavirus The New Yorker
  • Journalist Carlos Choc's home robbed in southeast Guatemala CPJ Press Freedom Online
  • Virus fear turns deportees into pariahs at home in Guatemala Your Valley

    Religion


  • Fighting to exist in Guatemala Xtra Magazine
  • Religious Offerings: National Day of Prayer goes virtual Toledo Blade
  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases FOX 29
  • Pence Meets Faith Leaders to Discuss ‘Responsible Religious Gathering’ Voice of America
  • Greek Church Demands Government Ease Controls on Religious Services Voice of America
  • Good News to All Nations: An Interview with Lauren Turek Patheos (blog)

    Politics


  • Judge rejects petition to release Guatemala ex-president Manila Bulletin
  • Many migrants on U.S. deportation flight had coronavirus, Guatemalan president says Reuters
  • Guatemala health officials fired, investigated for corruption Al Jazeera America
  • The Trump Administration’s Deportation Policy Is Spreading the Coronavirus The New Yorker
  • Urban Thinkers Campuses look at safety in cities and communities ... ReliefWeb
  • Coronavirus in Guatemala compounds a long list of problems The New Humanitarian
  • This Date in UCSF History: Exiled Doc Speaks | Synapse Synapse
  • Guatemala: US Deportations Driving Up COVID-19 cases Voice of America
  • Trump offers ventilators to some Central American countries Los Angeles Times
  • Guatemalan Mayor asks for confinement due to the virus or “many are going to die” Explica
  • CARICOM foreign ministers condemn EU over blacklisting of regional states Jamaica Observer
  • Guatemala says more deportees from US positive for COVID-19 mymcmurray.com
  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases WCYB
  • ICE may start testing deportees pending results of coronavirus checks by CDC in Guatemala Miami Herald
  • Statement from Minister Bibeau on Temporary Foreign Workers Mirage News
  • BTV responds to Guatemala's extension – Love FM | Belize News and Music Power LoveFM
  • Jamaica Set to Relax Restrictions on Churches and Bars Amid COVID-19 Outbreak Voice of America
  • New Zealand prime minister to take pay cut as country recovers from COVID-19 Yahoo Sports
  • Immigrants Deported by the U.S. Make Up 20% of Guatemala's ... Democracy Now!
  • CARICOM ministers 'reject' EU blacklist NYCaribNews
  • IMF Forecasts Unprecedented Economic Contraction In Latin ... Latino USA
  • An economic tsunami could soon thrust half a billion people into ... Concord Monitor
  • Challenges of COVID-19 in Latin America, the most unequal region ... Open Democracy
  • Coronavirus pandemic could bring on extreme poverty worldwide Los Angeles Times
  • Central America Feels the Pain of U.S. Layoffs and Lost Money Transfers BloombergQuint
  • Covid-19 hits an economically weak and deeply unequal Latin ... Open Democracy
  • Wall Street rallies on hopes for slowing economic pain ktvo.com
  • AM Best: Guatemala 'positive example' in COVID-19 response; insurance sector 'stable' BNamericas English
  • Analysis of Nicaragua's Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Markets ... Business Wire (press release)
  • Lebanon to Reinstate Total Lockdown Amid Spike in Infections Voice of America
  • Experts call on Guatemala congress to move o... BNamericas
  • AM Best: Guatemala 'positive example' in COVID-19 response; insurance sector 'stable' BNamericas English
  • Crisis insight: 'Emerging markets after the coronavirus' Funds Europe Magazine
  • The expansion of COVID-19 in the US could jeopardize more than ... FreshPlaza.com (press release)
  • Chia Seeds Market Development Strategies, Demand with Key Players Analysis Organic Denmark, Mamma Chia, Grenera Nutrients, Maya Chia, Benexia Chia – 3w Market News Reports 3rd Watch News
  • Guatemala Road, Rail, Air Freight Market, Size, Share, Outlook and ... Cole of Duty
  • Central America Feels the Pain of U.S. Layoffs and Lost Money Transfers BloombergQuint
  • World Bank Predicts Sharpest Decline of Remittances in Recent ... World Bank Group
  • Lebanon to Reinstate Total Lockdown Amid Spike in Infections Voice of America
  • Grupo Energía Bogotá carried out a successful bond issue for $ 400 ... BNamericas English
  • Experts call on Guatemala congress to move o... BNamericas
  • Guatemalan Surge of COVID-19 Cases Blamed on U.S. Deportations Democracy Now!
  • Analysis of Nicaragua's Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Markets ... Business Wire (press release)
  • Lebanon to Reinstate Total Lockdown Amid Spike in Infections Voice of America
  • Rob Mehner talks about Guatemala mission work, pandemic impact Southeast Missourian
  • Crisis insight: 'Emerging markets after the coronavirus' Funds Europe Magazine
  • Poorer nations get short end of stick amid coronavirus pandemic CGTN
  • People are leaving Guatemala because life is getting better. We can’t respond unless we understand that. Washington Post
  • An economic tsunami could soon thrust half a billion people into ... Concord Monitor
  • The David Friedman interview The Jewish Star
  • "In 2019, the Netherlands imported more bananas than Belgium for ... FreshPlaza.com (press release)
  • Strong growth in Guatemala's cardamom exported revenue IEG Vu
  • Crisis insight: 'Emerging markets after the coronavirus' Funds Europe Magazine
  • Indian lockdown hits Ramadan buffalo exports, Russia’s 10,000 cases & other global Covid news ThePrint
  • Guatemala's Gradual Growth Global Finance
  • Exporting coronavirus? Infections among US deportees reach Haiti ... The Straits Times
  • Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras increase their banana exports to ... FreshPlaza.com (press release)
  • Covid-19 hits an economically weak and deeply unequal Latin ... Open Democracy
  • Papaya Market in Latin America and the Caribbean - Guatemala ... Global Trade Magazine (blog)
  • High local prices may hit cardamom exports Economic Times
  • Political Risk Lingers over Guatemala's Banking Sector International Banker
  • Punta Gorda Should Be Declared The Capital Of Belize Breaking Belize News (blog)
  • The Epidemic of Debt Plaguing Central American Migrants The New Yorker
  • Ex-Prison Boss Wins Guatemala Election With U.S. Ties in Flux Bloomberg
  • Fitch affirms Guatemala rating at 'BB'; outl... Business News Americas
  • UN falls victim to its inherent weaknesses Down To Earth

    Guatemala Leaders


    President


  • Judge rejects petition to release Guatemala ex-president Manila Bulletin
  • Many migrants on U.S. deportation flight had coronavirus, Guatemalan president says Reuters
  • Coronavirus in Guatemala compounds a long list of problems The New Humanitarian
  • The Trump Administration’s Deportation Policy Is Spreading the Coronavirus The New Yorker

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Pakistani parliament's speaker tests positive for COVID-19 msnNOW
  • Turkish Parliament Passes Bill to Free Thousands from Prison Amid Coronavirus Voice of America
  • Britain's Zoom Parliament Makes Almost Glitch-Free Debut Voice of America
  • White House guidelines on reopening U.S. after coronavirus shutdowns are less detailed than CDC and FEMA guidance Washington Post

    Prime Minister


  • CARICOM foreign ministers condemn EU over blacklisting of regional states Jamaica Observer
  • Guatemala says more deportees from US positive for COVID-19 mymcmurray.com
  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases WCYB
  • Statement from Minister Bibeau on Temporary Foreign Workers Mirage News

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases WRGB
  • Guatemala denies Belize in cattle exportation – Love FM | Belize ... LoveFM
  • White House guidelines on reopening U.S. after coronavirus shutdowns are less detailed than CDC and FEMA guidance Washington Post
  • Country-to-Country Bubbles: a New Way to Travel in Asia after COVID-19 Voice of America

    Minister of Economy


  • India Announces $265 Billion Package to Revive Battered Economy Voice of America
  • Guatemala says more deportees from US positive for COVID-19 Your Valley
  • Virus Fear Turns Deportees Into Pariahs at Home in Guatemala Voice of America
  • Wall Street rallies on hopes for slowing economic pain ktvo.com

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Statement from Minister Bibeau on Temporary Foreign Workers Mirage News
  • Federal government fast-tracks temporary foreign worker permit ... ??????????? (??)
  • Guatemala says more deportees from US positive for COVID-19 Your Valley
  • Agriculture CEO Jose Alpuche tenders resignation – Is Cabinet's ... Breaking Belize News (blog)

    Minister of Culture


  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases NBC 15 WPMI (press release)
  • Latest on the novel coronavirus outbreak Chinadaily USA
  • Coronavirus latest: Poland postpones presidential election Deutsche Welle
  • Guatemalan president swears in ministers Prensa Latina

    Minister of Defense


  • Half of U.S. deportees have coronavirus, Guatemala says Los Angeles Times
  • U.S. sends CDC to Guatemala to check deportee coronavirus claims Los Angeles Times
  • French weapons agency tests key virus defense system ktvo.com
  • Report: Colombia's President Iván Duque Spends Peace Fund On ... Latino USA

    Minister of Education


  • Virus Fear Turns Deportees Into Pariahs at Home in Guatemala Voice of America
  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases WCHS-TV8
  • 'I didn't pay to attend Zoom': Students sue colleges, universities for tuition refunds ktvo.com
  • Homophobia Hampers South Korea's Virus Campaign Voice of America

    Minister of Energy


  • Guatemala says more deportees from US positive for COVID-19 mymcmurray.com
  • Pandemic in its early days; company earnings tell the story ktvo.com
  • Western Canada: Measures in place to get temporary foreign farm workers to Canada to keep food supply chain going The Globe and Mail
  • Gold projects signal new wave of growth in C... BNamericas English

    Minister of Finance


  • Guatemala says more deportees from US positive for COVID-19 mymcmurray.com
  • Paul Krugman: Liquidity trap has spread to emerging markets Buenos Aires Times
  • FACTBOX 5/13/20: Latin America moves to mitigate impact of ... LatinFinance
  • Federal government fast-tracks temporary foreign worker permit ... ??????????? (??)

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up country's coronavirus cases Aljazeera.com
  • Virus Fear Turns Deportees Into Pariahs at Home in Guatemala Voice of America
  • Guatemala: US Deportations Driving Up COVID-19 cases Voice of America
  • CARICOM foreign ministers condemn EU over blacklisting of regional states Jamaica Observer

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Belize: Destination for Developing Our World's Exploratory Trip in ... Communal News
  • Scant testing in US migration system risks spreading virus Washington Post
  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases WGME
  • Experts worry CDC is sidelined in coronavirus response KTXS

    Minister of Justice


  • CARICOM foreign ministers condemn EU over blacklisting of regional states Jamaica Observer
  • Legally sanctioned lying: A moment of truth for the Czech Republic ... Transparency International (press release) (blog)
  • Guatemala gets an extension to submit its claim to the Intentional Court of Justice – Love FM | Belize News and Music Power LoveFM
  • The Trump Administration’s Deportation Policy Is Spreading the Coronavirus The New Yorker

    Minister of Health


  • Guatemala health officials fired, investigated for corruption Al Jazeera America
  • Guatemala Says More Deportees From US Positive for COVID-19 The New York Times
  • Guatemala health minister compares US to Wuhan, claims deportations causing spike in coronavirus cases Fox News
  • Fears grip Guatemala's Indigenous groups as coronavirus sets in Aljazeera.com

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases KOKH FOX25
  • U.S. politicians responsible for spread of COVID-19 beyond borders CGTN
  • Germany to end development agreements with some 27 countries - News GCR
  • Taiwan's Medical Diplomacy in the Caribbean: A Final Stand ... The Diplomat

    Minister of Sports


  • Guatemala says more deportees from US positive for COVID-19 mymcmurray.com
  • Virus fear turns deportees into pariahs at home in Guatemala RiverBender.com
  • Guatemala official: 44 deportees tested positive for virus RiverBender.com
  • New Zealand prime minister to take pay cut as country recovers from COVID-19 Yahoo Sports

    Director of State Security Service


  • Coronavirus in Guatemala compounds a long list of problems The New Humanitarian
  • Democrats pass new rules that would allow virtual convention ktvo.com
  • Citing coronavirus, U.S. won't release migrant kids Los Angeles Times
  • Effects of Coronavirus on Undocumented Immigrants - JURIST - Commentary - Legal News & Commentary JURIST

    Chairman National Bank


  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases Dayton 24/7 Now
  • World's biggest central banks meet amid pressure to save their virus-hit economies The National
  • Coronavirus updates from April 27, 2020 CBS News
  • California, Oregon governors lay out framework to resume public life and business as coronavirus deaths soar Washington Post

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • At UN, Reflections on World War II, COVID Challenge Voice of America
  • Senior Research Fellows – COHA Council On Hemispheric Affairs
  • United Nations Seeks $6.7 Billion for Coronavirus Aid to Poor ... Democracy Now!
  • World Bank Predicts Sharpest Decline of Remittances in Recent ... Modern Diplomacy

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Coronavirus hits staff close to Nigerian and Afghan presidents The Guardian
  • The Trump Administration’s Deportation Policy Is Spreading the Coronavirus The New Yorker
  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases WOAI
  • Germany Starts Broad Antibody Testing to Assess Spread of Coronavirus; Israel Relaxes Restrictions The New York Times

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • House attempts 'Virtual Congress' as remote legislation remains uncertain ktvo.com
  • U.S. coronavirus deaths top 70,000; Pence says White House task force might be disbanded Washington Post
  • Coronavirus lockdown Day 28 live updates | April 21, 2020 Frontline
  • Today's Headlines: The food supply chain reaction Los Angeles Times

    Opposition


  • A Perfect Storm for Venezuela Foreign Affairs
  • Botched Infiltration Of Venezuela Leaves Guaidó Tainted Beyond ... Scoop.co.nz
  • Guaidó’s mercenary hit contract on Venezuela’s Maduro mirrors official US bounty, authorizes death squad killings The Grayzone
  • Guatemala: US deportations driving up COVID-19 cases Dayton 24/7 Now

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Coronavirus in Guatemala compounds a long list of problems The New Humanitarian
  • AM Best: Guatemala 'positive example' in COVID-19 response; insurance sector 'stable' BNamericas English
  • IDB says Caribbean's tax revenue under threat amid deteriorating ... Jamaica Observer
  • UPDATE 2-Guatemala draws robust demand on new social bond International Financing Review
  • Central America Feels the Pain of U.S. Layoffs and Lost Money Transfers BloombergQuint
  • Tax revenue under threat amid deteriorating regional outlook, Latin ... MENAFN.COM
  • Analysis of Nicaragua's Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Markets ... Business Wire (press release)
  • Latin America's Plans to Tax the Rich Americas Quarterly
  • Experts call on Guatemala congress to move o... BNamericas
  • Fitch Downgrades Guatemala to 'BB-'; Outlook Stable Fitch Ratings
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    Investment

  • Experts call on Guatemala congress to move o... BNamericas
  • AM Best: Guatemala 'positive example' in COVID-19 response; insurance sector 'stable' BNamericas English
  • Crisis insight: 'Emerging markets after the coronavirus' Funds Europe Magazine
  • The expansion of COVID-19 in the US could jeopardize more than ... FreshPlaza.com (press release)
  • Chia Seeds Market Development Strategies, Demand with Key Players Analysis Organic Denmark, Mamma Chia, Grenera Nutrients, Maya Chia, Benexia Chia – 3w Market News Reports 3rd Watch News
  • Guatemala Road, Rail, Air Freight Market, Size, Share, Outlook and ... Cole of Duty
  • Central America Feels the Pain of U.S. Layoffs and Lost Money Transfers BloombergQuint
  • World Bank Predicts Sharpest Decline of Remittances in Recent ... World Bank Group
  • Lebanon to Reinstate Total Lockdown Amid Spike in Infections Voice of America
  • Grupo Energía Bogotá carried out a successful bond issue for $ 400 ... BNamericas English
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    Demographics

  • Experts call on Guatemala congress to move o... BNamericas
  • Guatemalan Surge of COVID-19 Cases Blamed on U.S. Deportations Democracy Now!
  • Analysis of Nicaragua's Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Markets ... Business Wire (press release)
  • Lebanon to Reinstate Total Lockdown Amid Spike in Infections Voice of America
  • Rob Mehner talks about Guatemala mission work, pandemic impact Southeast Missourian
  • Crisis insight: 'Emerging markets after the coronavirus' Funds Europe Magazine
  • People are leaving Guatemala because life is getting better. We can’t respond unless we understand that. Washington Post
  • Poorer nations get short end of stick amid coronavirus pandemic CGTN
  • An economic tsunami could soon thrust half a billion people into ... Concord Monitor
  • The David Friedman interview The Jewish Star
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    Export/Import

  • "In 2019, the Netherlands imported more bananas than Belgium for ... FreshPlaza.com (press release)
  • Strong growth in Guatemala's cardamom exported revenue IEG Vu
  • Crisis insight: 'Emerging markets after the coronavirus' Funds Europe Magazine
  • Indian lockdown hits Ramadan buffalo exports, Russia’s 10,000 cases & other global Covid news ThePrint
  • Guatemala's Gradual Growth Global Finance
  • Exporting coronavirus? Infections among U.S. deportees reach Haiti, Mexico Nasdaq
  • Poorer nations get short end of stick amid coronavirus pandemic CGTN
  • Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras increase their banana exports to ... FreshPlaza.com (press release)
  • Covid-19 hits an economically weak and deeply unequal Latin ... Open Democracy
  • High local prices may hit cardamom exports Economic Times
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    Public Spending

  • Political Risk Lingers over Guatemala's Banking Sector International Banker
  • Punta Gorda Should Be Declared The Capital Of Belize Breaking Belize News (blog)
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    Public Debt

  • The Epidemic of Debt Plaguing Central American Migrants The New Yorker
  • Ex-Prison Boss Wins Guatemala Election With U.S. Ties in Flux Bloomberg
  • Fitch affirms Guatemala rating at 'BB'; outl... Business News Americas
  • UN falls victim to its inherent weaknesses Down To Earth
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