Zacapa – One of The Most Interesting Regions of Guatemala

Zacapa is one of the most interesting of the twenty-two departments in Guatemala, with its fascinating geography and the charismatic local population who boast unique, inventive ability. It is also famous for its dairy by-products and traditional cuisine.

Located in the country’s north-east region (Region III), it is surrounded by the other departments – Izabal and Alta Verapaz in the north, Jalapa, and Chiquimula in the south, Republic of Honduras and Izabal in the east and El Progresso in the west. It is around 112 kilometers away from Guatemala City. Its official language is Spanish.

How Can You Get Involved in Missions?

As mentioned in my previous article, missions are for every believer in Jesus, God’s only Son who is the “Savior of the World.” John 3:16:  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus is the only way to God, The Father. John 14:6: “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” This Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us so we can have him present in our lives. If you believe this is true, then missions are for you! No moral person would want their children, friends or neighbors doing things that that could cause them serious harm or death. The question then is, why wouldn’t you want to inform them of the eternal damnation and separation from God that awaits non-believers?

US Deports Infected Migrants to Guatemala

The disagreement between Guatemala and the United States due to the deportation of migrants in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic is now public. For weeks, there were serious suspicions about some of the Guatemalan migrants returned by the US authorities. They were infected after unsuccessfully trying to enter the country with the highest number of cases and deaths from covid-19 in the world.

Giammattei, Guatemala President-Elect, Repeals Ban on Plastics

Guatemalan president-elect, Alejandro Giammattei, announced he will repeal the ban on single-use plastics ordered by the previous government and bet on the culture of recycling. “We will repeal it on January 14,” Giammattei told reporters after participating in a business forum, a sector that has strongly opposed outgoing President Jimmy Morales’ plastics ban measure.

The Independence of Guatemala – Where Modernity Seems Absent

The Republic of Guatemala is situated in Central America, and is home to many Mayan sites, volcanoes, and rainforests. It’s a place of mystery and intrigue, and is also relatively underdeveloped. The country relies heavily on foreign assistance and on private charities in order to prevent poverty at a large scale. There are numerous organizations that are working in Guatemala to improve the life of the locals, such as Developing Our World.

Guatemalan Prosecutor Fights Against Asylum Deal with the United States

The Guatemalan Human Rights Procurator, Jordan Rodas, on Monday asked the Constitutional Court to curb the pact signed on Friday between the Government of Donald Trump and Jimmy Morales. As agreed, refugees seeking refuge or asylum in the United States can receive the same protection in the Central American country and, having passed through it before, will be channeled back to Guatemalan soil. A formula that, in diplomatic political jargon, implies making Guatemala a “safe third country.

Guatemala Agrees to Receive Refugees After Donald Trump Tariff Threat

Guatemala has signed an immigration agreement with the United States on Friday, according to which people who want to apply for refuge or asylum in the United States and have passed through Guatemala must do so in the latter country. The pact was closed a few days after Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on the Central American country if it does not accept more asylum seekers.

US Migrant Crisis: Donald Trump Toughens Asylum Rules

The United States government said yesterday it will never grant asylum to immigrants who did not request it in a “safe third country” in a new attempt to reduce the flow of migrants along the border with Mexico, mainly from Central America. Strict measures should reach migrants arriving along the Mexican border. Strict rules are making it difficult to grant benefits to applicants who have transited through other countries before arriving in the US.

Southwest Border Migration Recorded a Sharp Drop of 28% in 2019

Is President Donald Trump’s new policy with Mexico working?  Or is the seasonal drop in migration due to the weather?

First, if you take the May to June average for the last five years of Southern Border illegal migration and end prior to this year or 2018, the average seasonal drop is 9%. Without a doubt, there seems to be something real going on because it just dropped around 300% more than the average season decline.

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