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

Guatemala ‘La Línea’ ringleader turns himself in, accuses ex-president of directing fraud scheme
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Guatemala ‘La Línea’ ringleader turns himself in, accuses ex-president of directing fraud scheme

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - October 5, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – After being on the run for six months, one of the top leaders of a massive customs fraud scheme that brought down Guatemala’s president,…

Guatemala presidential candidate quits race alleging fraud
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Guatemala presidential candidate quits race alleging fraud

AFP - September 15, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Conservative Manuel Baldizón has withdrawn from Guatemala's presidential race, leaving a former first lady to face off against a comedian who made his name playing…

Crime
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In Guatemala, Pérez Molina claims US conspiracy behind corruption prosecution

Louisa Reynolds - September 12, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZBKUfl7YoU GUATEMALA CITY – In an exclusive interview with CNN en Español, Guatemala's former President Otto Pérez Molina, who was charged with corruption Tuesday and is currently…

Update: Judge orders Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina jailed pending corruption hearing
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Update: Judge orders Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina jailed pending corruption hearing

Katell Abiven of AFP and The Tico Times staff - September 3, 2015

UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 3, 4:45 p.m. A Guatemalan judge on Thursday afternoon ordered ex-President Otto Pérez Molina held in provisional prison pending the continuance of a criminal…

Presidential downfall: How Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina fell from grace and what it means for upcoming elections
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Presidential downfall: How Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina fell from grace and what it means for upcoming elections

Louisa Reynolds - September 3, 2015

Editor's Note: Watch and listen live (in Spanish) to audio evidence being presented in court against Otto Pérez Molina here: http://www.prensalibre.com/PrensaLibreTV/DirectoTV/158217 UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 3, 4:45 p.m.…

Guatemala’s Pérez Molina resigns after judge orders him to face corruption charges
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Guatemala’s Pérez Molina resigns after judge orders him to face corruption charges

Michael E. Miller | The Washington Post - September 3, 2015

A week and a half ago, Guatemala's embattled President Otto Pérez Molina defiantly refused to step down amid a rapidly widening corruption probe that had already claimed…

Q&A: Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú hails Guatemala’s ‘great awakening’
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Q&A: Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú hails Guatemala’s ‘great awakening’

Katell Abiven | AFP - September 2, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchú sees the unprecedented protests calling for the ouster of President Otto Pérez Molina as a historic moment for a country…

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Guatemala prosecutor confident President Pérez Molina will be removed from office, charged with graft

AFP - September 2, 2015

https://twitter.com/dlopez_s21/status/639111110629683200 GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala's chief public prosecutor said Wednesday she is confident embattled President Otto Pérez Molina will be convicted of corruption, as the country's top court rejected a…

Unanimous: Guatemalan Congress strips President Pérez Molina’s immunity
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Unanimous: Guatemalan Congress strips President Pérez Molina’s immunity

Katell Abiven | AFP - September 1, 2015

UPDATE, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 7:30 p.m.: A Guatemalan judge Tuesday barred President Otto Pérez Molina from leaving the country, hours after he was stripped of his immunity…