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Guatemala Foreign Minister Visits Guyana

 Above: the visit to Guyana By the Caribbean Journal staff Guatemalan Foreign Minister Luis Fernando Carrera Castro led a delegation to Guyana this week. Castro held high-level talks with Guyana Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and His visit was part of …

Rum Journal: A “Beach Bum” Cocktail From Guatemala’s Ron Botran

 Yes, Guatemala is in the Caribbean. with a relatively tiny but robust Caribbean coastline located within the Biotopo Punta del Manabique preserve. And yes, Guatemala is one of the world’s Meccas for rum production, led by well-known producers like Zacapa …

Belize, Guatemala Foreign Ministers Meet With OAS SG Insulza

 Above: Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and Guatemala Foreign Minister Luis Fernando Carrera held tripartite talks this weekend with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in Santiago. …

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 Above: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (UN Photo/Mark Garten) By the Caribbean Journal staff United Nations Secretary-General “welcomes” apparent progress made by Belize and Guatemala on the ongoing territorial dispute between the two countries, according to a statement. Belize and …

 Above: Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow and OAS SG Jose Miguel Insulza (Photo: OAS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow met Tuesday in Belmopan with OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza. The two officials focused on …

 GUATEMALA HAS RISEN to become one of the world’s rum production hubs — from Ron Zacapa to Zaya, which was made in the country until moving its production (and Guatemalan recipe) to Trinidad. But a longtime player is Ron Botran, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Benna Boys fell by a score of 3-1 Friday in a World Cup qualifying match with Guatemala. While Antigua got out to an early lead thanks to Peter Byers’ goal in the 39th minute, …

 Above: Lorena Vasquez Making Guatemala’s Ron Zacapa 23 is as much a science as an art. And its story starts, naturally, with chemistry. Lorena Vasquez always had a gift for identifying aromas and flavours, even as a child. As she grew …

 Above: Honduras President Porfirio Lobo Sosa and Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina By the Caribbean Journal staff Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina and Honduras President Porfirio Lobo Sosa met in Guatemala City Wednesday for talks focused on regional security. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz made a strong showing in the first game of their Group A semifinal match in Kingston, topping Guatemala, 2-1. Demar Phillips led off the scoring with a goal in the 41st minute, …

 Above: Belize’s Wilfred Elrington and Guatemala’s Harold Caballeros (OAS Photo/Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff Belize and Guatemala’s Foreign Ministers have agreed on a date for simultaneous referenda in the two countries on the issue of Guatemala’s territorial claim …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Ministry of Environment is launching a new climate change project in partnership with the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development. Grenada is the only Caribbean country to launch what is, …

 Above: Guatemala’s Otto Perez Molina, Haiti’s Michel Martelly and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez By Alexander Britell This week, heads of state from around the region will gather in Cartagena, Colombia for the Sixth Summit of the Americas, on the theme of …

 Above: The meeting in Antigua (Photo: OP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Panama President Ricardo Martinelli and Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla met in Antigua, Guatemala Saturday to analyze strategies on the fight against drug trafficking in the region. The …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s national football team has received a new name, following a nationwide text-voting campaign. The club, which is ranked 90th in the world according to FIFA, is now the “Benna Boys.” But while …

 Above: Trinidadian and Guatemalan officials (Photo: OPM) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar met with a Guatemalan trade delegation Thursday to talk about the potential for increased trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. Persad-Bissessar was particularly interested …

 Above: the UN Security Council (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nine countries are campaigning for elections tomorrow to decide the five non-permanent seats on the Security Council during 2012-13. While the Latin America and Caribbean region will have …