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UPDATED: 12 Feb 2009 GMT
  • Ambassador McFarland and Health Minister and CDC Director, examine donated equipment. U.S. Ambassador Delivers Donation to Detect H1N1

    On Wednesday, July 1, the U.S. Ambassador, Stephen McFarland, delivered to the Guatemalan Ministry of Health a donation of specialized technological equipment valued at $111,000 to be used for the detection and tracking of the influenza A(H1N1) virus in Guatemala.

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  • Ambassador Stephen McFarland and Mrs. Karin McFarland Celebrating United States Independence Day

    The United States celebrates its Independence Day on July 4, a day of patriotic celebration and family events throughout the country. In Guatemala, Ambassador Stephen McFarland and Mrs. Karin McFarland celebrated this traditional date with a reception at the Official Residence.

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  • Captain Andy Dula administers medicine to a little girl during a military-medical exercise held at the Brazos de Amor Community Center in Poptún Guatemala. Military-Medical Exercise Concludes in Poptún

    More than 1,800 residents of the Poptún area received free medical treatment during a military-medical exercise held at the Brazos de Amor Community Center. Doctors, nurses and paramedics of the U.S. Joint Task Force-Bravo provided medical assistance alongside the Guatemalan Army, Ministry of Health and local doctors.

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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Regarding Joint Operation in Zacapa
A joint operation between the Guatemalan Public Ministry, National Civil Police, Military, and the U.S. Government took place today in Zacapa. The government of the United States, at the request of the Guatemalan government, provided support with equipment and personnel, including members of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Thomas Shannon (left) paid a call to Guatemalan President Álvaro Colóm in the President's Office

Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon Visits Guatemala
Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Thomas Shannon, Jr., visited Guatemala Thursday, March 19 through Saturday, March 21, 2009, his first visit to Guatemala since President Obama took office. Prior to his arrival in Guatemala, Assistant Secretary Shannon visited El Salvador and Honduras.

Guatemala Minister of Government Salvador Gándara (l) and Ambassador McFarland (r) sign letter of agreement. (Photo: Ministry of Government)

The U.S. and Guatemala Implement Merida Initiative
The U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala Stephen McFarland signed today a letter of agreement with the Government of Guatemala that puts into effect the Merida Initiative, a multi-year regional effort to combat organized crime.

Perry Holloway, Director NAS Colombia, and Omar Adolfo Figueroa, Deputy Director of Assets, Colombia National Narcotics Directorate

Narcotics Affairs Director, U.S. Embassy Colombia, Visits Guatemala
Perry Holloway, Director of the Narcotics Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, held a press conference on February 19 in Guatemala City. He was accompanied by Omar Adolfo Figueroa Reyes, the Deputy Director of Assets for the Colombian National Narcotics Directorate.

Handover Ceremony at Puerto Quetzal

U.S. Donates Go Fast Boats and Gear to Guatemalan Navy
The senior U.S. military officer focused on Latin America and the Caribbean visited Guatemala to bolster the solid U.S.-Guatemalan partnership and underscore the growing importance of international and interagency cooperation in protecting regional stability.