Guatemala president faces mounting pressure in scandal
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Guatemala president faces mounting pressure in scandal

Henry Morales | AFP - August 27, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Guatemala's Congress launched an investigative committee Thursday to consider revoking President Otto Pérez Molina's immunity, as thousands of protesters called on him to resign…

UPDATE: Guatemala’s former Vice President Baldetti arrested in ongoing corruption probe; President also likely involved, investigators say
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UPDATE: Guatemala’s former Vice President Baldetti arrested in ongoing corruption probe; President also likely involved, investigators say

AFP - August 21, 2015

https://twitter.com/MPguatemala/status/634791939032768512 UPDATE: Friday, Aug. 21 12:30 p.m. Guatemalan investigators said Friday morning that they've collected ample evidence linking former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, 53, to a massive…

In Guatemala, anti-establishment presidential candidate benefits from corruption scandals
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In Guatemala, anti-establishment presidential candidate benefits from corruption scandals

Louisa Reynolds - June 10, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – In the wake of two major corruption scandals that have led to seven consecutive weeks of anti-corruption demonstrations, a new poll in the run-up…

Guatemalan president agrees to keep UN anti-impunity commission
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Guatemalan president agrees to keep UN anti-impunity commission

Jill Replogle and AFP - April 23, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina said Thursday that he would extend for two more years the U.N.’s anti-impunity commission in the country. The announcement…

Top Guatemalan officials arrested in crime ring takedown
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Top Guatemalan officials arrested in crime ring takedown

Jill Replogle and AFP - April 16, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – The current and former heads of Guatemala’s tax collection agency were among 20 officials arrested in the Central American country on Thursday, accused of…

Biden urges Central America to tackle poverty, violence, impunity
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Biden urges Central America to tackle poverty, violence, impunity

George Rodríguez and AFP - March 4, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Central American leaders to redouble their efforts in fighting violence and poverty, which stand in the way of the…