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Guatemala: Alejandro Giammattei, presidential election winner, wants to change "safe third country" deal with Trump administrator

Guatemala City – Conservative Alejandro Giammattei struck a light victory in the run-off Sunday, securing favor with voters in Guatemala's highly competitive approach to crime and socially conservative values. The country's Supreme Electoral Council reported late Sunday that 98% of polling stations reported that Giammattei had 58% of the vote, compared to 42% for the former First Lady Sandra Torres. …

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Alejandro Giammattei wins the presidential race in Guatemala | news

Guatemala City, Guatemala – The Guatemalans have voted Alejandro Giammattei of the Vamos Party as the country's next president, hoping that he will deal with the issues of crime and security his human rights record. The 63-year-old conservative candidate and former surgeon won in run-off elections with 58.26 percent of the vote after 98 percent of the voting centers. He …

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Trump seeks to reduce asylum claims by designating Guatemala "safe"

Donald Trump receives $ 2.5 billion in federal wall funding, claiming a big win for his immigration agenda: a treaty designating Guatemala as safe for asylum seekers. On Friday afternoon, the US and Guatemala signed in Guatemala instead. According to a new rule implemented by the Trump administration earlier this month, people seeking asylum at the US border want to …

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Trump signs agreement to limit asylum applications from Guatemala: NPR

President Trump announced that Guatemala has signed an agreement to restrict asylum applications from Central America to the United States. Carolyn Kaster / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Carolyn Kaster / AP President Trump announced that Guatemala has signed an agreement to restrict asylum applications from Central America to the United States. Carolyn Kaster / AP President Trump announced Friday …

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White House imposes "travel ban" on Guatemala, unless it inhibits illegal immigration: NPR

Guatemalan migrants cross the Suchiate River from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Chiapas state of Mexico on makeshift rafts on Monday. In order to put pressure on Guatemala to reduce migration, Trump's government is planning punitive measures against the country. Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images Hide caption Caption switch Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty …

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Trump may sign an asylum agreement with Guatemala that critics consider illegal and dangerous

President Trump and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales are expected to sign an agreement Monday to request that asylum seekers traveling through Guatemala seek asylum in that country instead of the US. This is evident from three sources that have been informed about negotiations. Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to keep abreast of ABC News' latest …

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Election in Guatemala: Uncertainty prevails as top candidates are excluded

Copyright Reuters Caption Sandra Torres is the leader, according to recent polls If Guatemalans go to the polling stations on Sunday, two of the candidates who until recently were voted favorites to win will not be on the ballot. Both former Attorney General Thelma Aldana and Zury Ríos, the daughter of the late military ruler Efraín Ríos Montt, were disqualified …

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Mexico wants to station troops on the border with Guatemala

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Title Five numbers that explain the US frontier crisis. Mexico has 6,000 members of its National Guard stationed on the border with Guatemala to stem the flow of migrants on their way to the US. Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard is trying in Washington to prevent the US from levying tariffs …

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The US is providing aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

The United States will no longer provide foreign aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. A US State Department spokesman told The Hill in a statement on Saturday that the agency was headed by President Trump another woman who expelled the Conservatives, "insults," complains about the absence of Trump at the Rally MORE to hire the help for the so-called …

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The US Department of State says the US has suspended aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

"We paid them enormous sums and we do not pay them anymore, because they did not do anything for us, they set up these caravans," Trump said Friday. Secretary's statement, we are executing the President's instructions and ending foreign aid programs for the Northern Triangle for 2017 and 2018, "a State Department spokesman said," we will involve Congress as part …

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