Guatemala timeline

  • Guatemala Earthquake

    The most destructive earthquake since 1917 struck Guatemala on February 4. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centered about 160 km northeast of Guatemala... Read more

  • Rigoberta Menchú Tum is Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 1992 to Rigoberta Menchú Tum. It is a particular pleasure for us to... Read more

  • Mateo Flores Stadium Disaster

    Soccer fans stampeded before a World Cup qualifying match, crushing and smothering one another in panic in one of the worst sports tragedies in... Read more

  • Tropical Storm Agatha

    A powerful tropical storm in Central America has left at least 99 people dead in floods and mudslides. The worst-hit country was Guatemala,... Read more