Guatemala

Migration

Guatemala's shortcomings raise doubts about US migration deal

Under Friday's accord, Guatemala becomes a so-called "safe third country," turning it into a buffer zone for migrants trying to reach the United States, and potentially lifting applications for asylum in Guatemala from a few hundred a year to tens of thousands. Guatemala, however, isn't necessarily "safe."

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Mexico's drug war comes to Guatemala

Mexican drug traffickers have worked their way south into Guatemala. The Guatemalan army has been trying to beat them back. But some Guatemalans feel loyal to the cartels. Which have provided services that the government hasn't. Lorne Matalon reports.

Geo quiz and answer

We're calling today's Geo Quiz a "Geo-political Quiz." Anchor Marco Werman gets questions and answers from Carolyn O'Hara, senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Reporter Jill Replogle takes us to a village on the shores of Central America's deepest lake, in Guatemala. Local residents in San Marcos la Laguna fear that as foreigners buy up local land, their village could suffer. San Marcos is on the shores of Lake Atitlan -- the answer to our Geo Quiz.

Conflict & Justice

Global Hit - B'itzma

In Guatemala a majority of the population is Maya Indian. For centuries they have been excluded from national political and economic life, but today they're finding their voice in music. Reporter Mary Stucky profiles the Guatemalan rock band B'itzma.