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

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
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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
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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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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…

Guatemala presidential hopeful cries fraud
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala presidential hopeful cries fraud

AFP - September 10, 2015

Recommended: Guatemala's former President Pérez Molina to stand trial Dec. 21; until then, jail GUATEMALA CITY – A millionaire businessman battling to reach the runoff in Guatemala's turbulent presidential…

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