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Resignation rumors of Guatemala’s Pérez Molina grow after fourth week of protests
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Resignation rumors of Guatemala’s Pérez Molina grow after fourth week of protests

Louisa Reynolds - May 17, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala - A persistent drizzle turned into a downpour by the end of the afternoon, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of Guatemalans…

Guatemalan indigenous people march in support of Evo Morales
Bolivia
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Bolivia
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Guatemalan indigenous people march in support of Evo Morales

AFP - November 15, 2019

Hundreds of indigenous people marched through the Guatemalan capital on Thursday in support of Bolivia's ex-president Evo Morales, who was granted asylum in Mexico after resigning amid…

After US signs immigration agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, what comes next?
Central America
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Central America
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After US signs immigration agreements with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, what comes next?

Ariela Navarro / AFP and The Tico Times - October 8, 2019

The signing of asylum agreements by the United States with El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras opens the door to similar initiatives with other countries in the region…

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…

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…

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

Guatemala top prosecutor Thelma Aldana speaks out against corruption and impunity
Crime
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Crime
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Guatemala top prosecutor Thelma Aldana speaks out against corruption and impunity

Larry Luxner - November 7, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the end, Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernández de López surprised everyone. The 60-year-old magistrate, appointed in May 2014 by then-President Otto Pérez Molina as…

Sweeping victory for comedian in Guatemala election
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Sweeping victory for comedian in Guatemala election

Louisa Reynolds - October 26, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY -- Jimmy Morales, an actor who quit television comedy to run for office, promising to stamp out corruption, won a landslide victory in Guatemala’s presidential…

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

Indigenous activist who helped close polluting Guatemala palm oil factory shot dead
Crime
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Crime
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Indigenous activist who helped close polluting Guatemala palm oil factory shot dead

AFP - September 18, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – An indigenous leader opposed to the production of Guatemala palm oil was killed Friday outside a court that a day earlier ordered the closure of a…

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