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Chile Cobanero – Gastro Obscura

This signature pepper has been a hot commodity since the Maya era. In the highlands of central Guatemala, the city of Cobán has made a name for itself cultivating cardamom and coffee. But Cobán has a hot secret: Ever since the Maya era—as far as back as 250 A.D.—locals have grown a …

Crisis builds in Guatemala as its legislature seeks to impeach judges – Los Angeles Times

Guatemala’s political crisis deepened Thursday as efforts mounted to impeach several judges on the country’s highest court who have repeatedly ruled in favor of a controversial anti-corruption commission that the president has sought to expel. Guatemala’s Congress, much of which is allied with President Jimmy Morales, will now decide whether three members …

‘Game Changer’: Maya Cities Unearthed In Guatemala Forest Using Lasers : The Two-Way : NPR

By raining down laser pulses on some 770 square miles of dense forest in northern Guatemala, archaeologists have discovered 60,000 Maya structures that make up full sprawling cities. And the new technology provides them with an unprecedented view into how the ancient civilization worked, revealing almost industrial agricultural infrastructure and …

Kerry eyes better ties with Venezuela

ANTIGUA, Guatemala (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is gauging prospects for improving badly strained ties between the United States and Venezuela that have steadily deteriorated over the past decade. Kerry will meet Venezuela’s foreign minister on Wednesday on the sidelines of an Organization of American States meeting …