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The Trump administration’s temporary travel ban on seven Middle Eastern countries, pending proper vetting, means people intent on doing us harm will look for another way into the United States.

Obama’s Apparatchik Still Runs Riot in Guatemala

Donald Trump has taken office, but Barack Obama’s agenda continues at a blistering pace in Guatemala. The US ambassador there is leading the charge.

Why Trump Needs to Clean House in Central America

Taxpayers are on the hook for $750 million annually for five years to Central America, but under current circumstances, US foreign officials will squander the money.

Guatemala Holds the Key to Defeating Illegal Immigration

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Our Team

Steven Hecht

Steve Hecht

Editor at Large

Steve Hecht is a businessman, writer, and film producer, born and raised in New York. He has lived and worked in Guatemala since 1972. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, both from Columbia University. He has worked on development projects in Guatemala to help the country leave its underdeveloped state and reach its great potential. Realizing the misconceptions prevalent about Guatemala and Latin America in the outside world, he has written for the Daily CallerFrontpage MagNew English ReviewPanAm Post, and PJ Media and appeared as a guest on national American media programs, including the Lars Larson show.  Steve’s reporting has included meeting with coyotes, the human smugglers who have ferried millions of illegal immigrants into the United States via Guatemala’s 530-mile border with Mexico. 

Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson

Managing Editor

Fergus Hodgson is the chief executive of Antigua International, a consulting firm that connects the Americas. He is also the roving editor of Gold Newsletter in Louisiana, a research fellow with the Tax Revolution Institute in Washington, DC, and an economic consultant with the Fraser Institute in Canada. Previously, he was the editor in chief of the PanAm Post and director of fiscal policy studies with the John Locke Foundation in North Carolina. He has studied economics at Boston University, political science at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and Cuban history at the University of Miami. His articles have appeared in online outlets such as the American Conservative, Daily Caller, Fox News, and LewRockwell.com, and in dailies such as the Charlotte Observer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sacramento Bee, and Washington Times.

David Landau

David Landau

Contributing Editor

David Landau has been a recognized writer all his adult life. Months after graduating from Harvard College, where he edited the Harvard Crimson, he gained international fame for his book — the first — about Henry Kissinger. Since then he's been a publisher, editor, novelist, and playwright. He also has a specialty in Latin American matters. His publishing firm has concentrated on books about Cuba, and he has been involved in Guatemalan political matters for more than two decades — giving advice to politicians, making numerous radio broadcasts on Guatemala's recent political turmoil, and writing dozens of articles about the country.

Armando De La Torre

Armando De La Torre

Contributing Editor

Armando De La Torre is dean of the Graduate School of Social Sciences at Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He is a US citizen of Cuban origin and a former Jesuit priest, and he holds masters degrees in philosophy and theology and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Munich, Germany. He was prefect of studies at the Latin American Seminary in the Vatican, where the vast majority of Latin American bishops study. Invited by universities and other institutions, he has given conferences on a wide range of subjects, especially rule of law and market economics, in Italy, France, Spain, Korea, Germany, and every country in Latin America. He studied journalism and is a published author and columnist.

Guatemala Facts

  • Guatemala population: 15 million.
  • Guatemala-Mexico border 595 Miles.
  • Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador comprise the "Northern Triangle” (NT).
  • 10 percent of NT populations have fled violence.
  • The NT is three of the top five sources of illegals to the United States.
  • Illegal immigrants from around the world arrive in the United States via Guatemala.
  • US is spending $750 million in 2017 to stabilize NT.

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