US VP Biden to attend swearing-in of new Guatemala leader
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US VP Biden to attend swearing-in of new Guatemala leader

AFP - January 2, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is to visit Guatemala on January 14 to attend the swearing-in ceremony of that country's new leader, comedian-turned-president Jimmy…

The military powers behind Guatemala’s comedian presidential front-runner
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Guatemala
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The military powers behind Guatemala’s comedian presidential front-runner

Sarah Blaskey and Jeff Abbott - October 9, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – Later this month, a comedian with curious allies could become president of Guatemala. On Oct. 25, Jimmy Morales, a widely popular entertainer, will face off in a…

How Guatemala’s former dictator Ríos Montt dodged a stay in a notorious psychiatric hospital
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How Guatemala’s former dictator Ríos Montt dodged a stay in a notorious psychiatric hospital

Louisa Reynolds - August 5, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- It would have closed an historical loop, in a way, had Guatemalan former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt been sent for evaluation -- as…

Guatemala’s Rigoberta Menchú laments impunity for massacre perpetrated 37 years ago
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Guatemala’s Rigoberta Menchú laments impunity for massacre perpetrated 37 years ago

AFP - May 30, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchú on Friday lamented the impunity that surrounds the massacre of indigenous people by the military in the…

Guatemalan ex-police chief handed 90 years over embassy raid
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Guatemalan ex-police chief handed 90 years over embassy raid

AFP - January 20, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – A court in Guatemala on Monday sentenced a former police chief to 90 years for a massacre at the Spanish Embassy in 1980 where…

Guatemala high court paves way for new genocide trial against ex-dictator Ríos Montt
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Guatemala high court paves way for new genocide trial against ex-dictator Ríos Montt

AFP - December 18, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala's Constitutional Court has opened the door to a new genocide trial against former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, which could begin on Jan. 5.…

Inter-American Dialogue honors Guatemalan businessman, civic activist Salvador Paiz
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Inter-American Dialogue honors Guatemalan businessman, civic activist Salvador Paiz

Larry Luxner - November 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fighting violent crime, reducing malnutrition, helping children learn to read and getting rid of corrupt judges – any of these would be commendable goals…

PHOTOS: Esquipulas II – 5 presidents who came together to choose their own path
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Central America
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PHOTOS: Esquipulas II – 5 presidents who came together to choose their own path

Norman Stockwell - August 7, 2014

On Aug. 7, 1987, five Central American presidents signed a peace accord known as Esquipulas II, named after the city in Guatemala where the first round of…

For justice in Guatemala, ‘2 steps forward, 1 step back’
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For justice in Guatemala, ‘2 steps forward, 1 step back’

Benjamin Reeves - May 24, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – In Guatemala, the rule of law hangs in the balance following the ouster of human rights champion Claudia Paz y Paz from the post…