A cup of joe with Joe
Business
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Business
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A cup of joe with Joe

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz - February 24, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet in Washington Wednesday with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to work on the Alliance for Prosperity that supports…

CICIG
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Brother of Guatemala’s ex-VP Roxana Baldetti, 12 others arrested for fraud

AFP - February 23, 2016

https://twitter.com/soy_502/status/702173651030900736 GUATEMALA CITY – The brother of Guatemala's former Vice President Roxana Baldetti and 12 others were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fraud involving contracting an Israeli company…

Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission
Corruption
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Corruption
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Honduras gets new anti-corruption commission

AFP - February 22, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, U.N.-backed body…

Costa Rica’s Solís calls for ‘more substantive’ Central America integration
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Solís calls for ‘more substantive’ Central America integration

AFP - February 18, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – It's time to leave the rhetoric aside, said Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís as he kicked off a four-day visit to Guatemala Thursday…

Landmark sexual slavery case in Guatemala examines use of rape as weapon of war
Crime
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Crime
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Landmark sexual slavery case in Guatemala examines use of rape as weapon of war

Louisa Reynolds - February 18, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY -- A groundbreaking sexual slavery trial that began in Guatemala on Feb. 1 seeks to expose the systematic rape of indigenous women that prosecutors say…

Two ex-soldiers tried in Guatemala for sex slavery, murder
Crime
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Crime
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Two ex-soldiers tried in Guatemala for sex slavery, murder

AFP - February 1, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – Two retired soldiers were in court Monday facing charges of murder, forced disappearance, and forcing 11 indigenous women into sexual slavery during Guatemala's 1960-1996 civil…

Guatemala tries 11 ex-soldiers over wartime massacres
Crime
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Crime
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Guatemala tries 11 ex-soldiers over wartime massacres

AFP - January 19, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemalan judge opened a trial Monday of 11 retired soldiers accused of taking part in massacres of indigenous civilians during the country's bloody 1960-1996…

Comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as Guatemala’s new president
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as Guatemala’s new president

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - January 14, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – Jimmy Morales, a former TV comic elected Guatemala's new president on a wave of public revulsion against widespread graft, took office Thursday in a ceremony…

US expands refugee program for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras
Crime
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Crime
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US expands refugee program for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

AFP - January 13, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The United States is to expand its refugee resettlement program to cover citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, Secretary of State John Kerry said…

Guatemala swears in comedian Morales on Thursday
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala swears in comedian Morales on Thursday

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - January 13, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY -- Television comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as the new president Thursday in Guatemala, a country whose pressing problems offer little to laugh about: poverty, corruption…