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Guatemalan Attorney General Paz y Paz: Punished for being effective on big crimes?
Crime
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Crime
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Guatemalan Attorney General Paz y Paz: Punished for being effective on big crimes?

Benjamin Reeves - May 3, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – A list of finalists for Guatemala’s next attorney general contains six men and women. But one of the best candidates, acting Attorney General Claudia…

Anti-mine protesters near Guatemala’s capital face down national police, army
Business
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Business
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Anti-mine protesters near Guatemala’s capital face down national police, army

Benjamin Reeves - April 14, 2014

SAN JOSÉ DEL GOLFO, Guatemala – An uncomfortable tension filled the air in the village of San José del Golfo, 28 kilometers northeast of Guatemala City, last…

Guatemala
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Gunmen kill deputy mayor in Guatemala in brazen attack

AFP - April 12, 2014

The deputy mayor of a town in northern Guatemala was gunned down by unknown assailants, in a brazen attack in front of the municipal building, police said…

Guatemala’s treasured Lake Atitlán is dying
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Guatemala’s treasured Lake Atitlán is dying

Anna-Claire Bevan - March 30, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – Once described by Aldous Huxley as the Lake Como of Guatemala, Lake Atitlán is a justified staple on the Central American tourist trail. However,…

Malnourished kids sue Guatemalan state and win, but not much has changed
Crime
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Crime
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Malnourished kids sue Guatemalan state and win, but not much has changed

Anna-Claire Bevan - March 24, 2014

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala – The mountainous town of Camotán, 200 kilometers northeast of Guatemala City, is synonymous with hunger: 89 percent of the municipality’s population lives in poverty,…

Guatemala’s 6.8 Palopó makes Buzzfeed’s global list for restaurants with incredible views
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Guatemala’s 6.8 Palopó makes Buzzfeed’s global list for restaurants with incredible views

Anna-Claire Bevan - March 23, 2014

SOLOLÁ, Guatemala – Forget the list of restaurants with the most Michelin stars, the best chef or the one that boasts the best wine. The list to…

Taiwan to deliver bribery report on Guatemala ex-president
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Taiwan to deliver bribery report on Guatemala ex-president

AFP - March 23, 2014

Taiwan will deliver next week a report on statements by ex-president Alfonso Portillo that he received millions of dollars in bribes from Taipei for diplomatic recognition, Guatemala…

For Guatemalan Q’eqchi’ community, accessing health care depends on finding someone to speak their language
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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For Guatemalan Q’eqchi’ community, accessing health care depends on finding someone to speak their language

Anna-Claire Bevan - March 20, 2014

PETÉN, Guatemala – For much of Guatemala’s monolingual Mayan population, the ability to access medical attention is often impeded by their inability to speak Spanish. The right…

Guatemala ex-President Alfonso Portillo pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy charges in New York
Crime
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Crime
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Guatemala ex-President Alfonso Portillo pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy charges in New York

AFP - March 18, 2014

Alfonso Portillo, the former president of Guatemala, pleaded guilty in New York on Tuesday to conspiring to launder $2.5 million of public funds through a bank account…

Attorney general out in May, says Guatemala court
Crime
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Crime
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Attorney general out in May, says Guatemala court

Benjamin Reeves - March 11, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala’s highest court ruled last Friday that Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz will be out of office in May, half a year before…