January 20, 1998 |
As news of the rapes of five U.S. college students by bandits in Guatemala spread quickly yesterday, the phones at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church began to ring. Sixteen members of their congregation had been in Guatemala on a volunteer mission since Jan. 9, and friends and family members were worried about them. They were fine, preparing to return after a peaceful trip. Reached by telephone at a Guatemala City hotel last night, one member of the group said he would be glad to return to the Central American country.
August 1, 1988 |
Secretary of State George P. Shultz starts today on a 10-day visit to nine Latin American countries, intending to discuss ways of bringing new pressure to bear on Nicaragua's leftist government and to call attention to democratic gains elsewhere in the hemisphere. The first stop is Guatemala, where Shultz will meet with the foreign ministers of four Central American countries in an attempt to come up with a common strategy for exerting diplomatic pressure on Nicaragua to establish democracy.
July 24, 2014 |
Angela Giribaldi Hurtubise, 80, of Haverford, a teacher and later a real estate agent, died Wednesday, July 16, of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital. The daughter of an American mother and an Italian physician father, she and her mother and grandmother moved from Italy to the Philadelphia area in the 1940s, on the advice of relatives, during World War II. She was 10. Mrs. Hurtubise graduated from the Agnes Irwin School, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Education with a bachelor's degree.
May 16, 2011 |
GUATEMALA CITY - Assailants killed at least 29 people - decapitating most of the victims - on a ranch in a part of northern Guatemala plagued by drug cartels, national police said yesterday. The massacre took place early yesterday in the town of Caserio La Bomba in Peten province near the Mexico border, according to National Civil Police spokesman Donald Gonzalez. Among the 29 dead were two children and two women. It is one of the worst massacres since the end of Guatemala's 36-year civil war in 1996.
May 5, 1987 |
U.S. Army troops and helicopters were used to ferry 250 Guatemalan soldiers last weekend to an area of increased leftist guerrilla activity in that Central American nation, State Department sources said today. The troop movement, which began Sunday, was believed to be the first major, direct involvement of the U.S. government in military action in Guatemala. State Department sources said the action came after Guatemalan President Vinicio Cerezo asked for U.S. help against the guerrillas.
August 5, 1988 |
Secretary of State George Shultz is still scuffing around in Latin America, apparently dangling the prospect of increased U.S. aid as a quid pro quo for support of Ronald Reagan's hard line on Nicaragua. Among the countries Shultz has visited to date, it's not surprising that Guatemala, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil have all indicated interest in the quid of U.S. financial assistance. It's the the quo part that Shultz is having a hard time selling, because the Reagan administration's obsession with Nicaragua does not inspire trust in too many Latinos south of Miami's Little Havana.
March 20, 2011 |
Most visitors spend a day or two in the small city of Antigua Guatemala, then move on. My husband and I, attracted by Antigua's mild temperatures and sunshine, planned to stay for eight days. We wondered whether we would grow bored. The answer was a resounding no. Our hotel set a promising note for our visit. Behind the high wall at Quinta de las Flores we found two acres of cobbled courtyard filled with blooming gardens and bubbling fountains. Our comfortable casita , complete with living room and kitchen, was furnished with colorful Guatemalan furniture.
April 18, 1996 |
Dr. Jorge "George" F. Schuster, 65, of Newtown Township, Bucks County, a former agricultural economist for an international organization, died Friday at Temple University Hospital of complications from heart surgery. From 1972 to 1990, Dr. Schuster worked for a food and agricultural organization supported by the World Bank, with headquarters in Rome. "He was fluent in five languages - Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and English - and led missions to numerous economic development [efforts]
April 16, 1988 |
Jorgito, dark-eyed, 8 years old and reaching only to the waist of the American woman, gripped hard. On this Saturday afternoon, his hands, tight as if holding a life preserver, expressed what he couldn't speak in English: Don't leave, stay longer, I need you. In the wide, flower-filled courtyard of La Casa de Cuna, one of 12 orphanages in this brittle border city of 1.3 million people, the Mexican child had been playing on the swings and merry-go-round...
January 21, 1986 |
More than nine months ago, Nicholas C. Blake, 27, a freelance journalist who was planning to come home to Chestnut Hill shortly to file an income tax return, hiked into the remote hills of northern Guatemala with a friend. Neither man ever came back. If anyone knows, no one is saying what happened to the Norteamericanos in the border highlands where leftist guerrillas regularly clash with Guatemalan army patrols. The search for Nick Blake has led his family from the official channels of the State Department in Washington to secret meetings with Guatemalan guerrilla leaders in Mexico City to huddles with the U.S. ambassador in Guatemala City.