Guatemala is the most-populous country in Central America. Its capital and largest city is Guatemala City.
Guatemala is a former Spanish colony that gained independence in 19821 and is home to nearly 16 million people. A US-backed coup overthrew its democratically-elected government in 1954 and established a military dictatorship. The country endured a bloody civil war from 1960 to 1996. Guatemala underwent significant economic growth after the war's end, but still struggles with poverty, gang violence and drug crime. Here is a collection of all of DW's content on Guatemala.
Guatemala is among the ten biggest coffee producers globally. Up until recently, nearly all its coffee was exported to other countres, mainly to North America and Europe. But now, more and more coffee stays in Guatemala, as people there have started to enjoy their own world-renowned brew. That's good news for local coffee producers since they depend less on fluctuating international markets.
A former judge and soccer official from Guatemala has been ordered to serve eight months in prison for accepting bribes. Hector Trujillo is the first to be sentenced in the US in the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA.
Guatemala's highest court has ruled that President Jimmy Morales can't expel the head of a UN anti-corruption unit. Morales issued the order after the official and prosecutors said they were seeking to lift his immunity.