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Guatemala tries 11 ex-soldiers over wartime massacres
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Guatemala tries 11 ex-soldiers over wartime massacres

AFP - January 19, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemalan judge opened a trial Monday of 11 retired soldiers accused of taking part in massacres of indigenous civilians during the country's bloody 1960-1996…

Comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as Guatemala’s new president
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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…

Guatemala retrial of ex-dictator Ríos Montt suspended
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Guatemala retrial of ex-dictator Ríos Montt suspended

AFP - January 11, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY -- A retrial in Guatemala of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, accused of genocide, that was supposed to start Monday has been suspended following defense challenges,…

Prison terms of up to 828 years for Guatemala drug gang members who massacred foreigners
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Prison terms of up to 828 years for Guatemala drug gang members who massacred foreigners

AFP - January 9, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemala judge handed down prison terms of up to 828 years for six drug traffickers convicted of killing a busload of foreigners in 2008…

Guatemala detains 13 retired military officers for war crimes
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Guatemala detains 13 retired military officers for war crimes

AFP - January 6, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Security forces in Guatemala arrested 13 retired military officers on Wednesday, all charged with committing forced disappearance and other human rights crimes during the…

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…

Guatemala could compensate US syphilis experiment victims
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Guatemala could compensate US syphilis experiment victims

AFP - December 14, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala is considering compensation for the family of three people who were victims of a 1940s U.S.-led medical experiment in which hundreds were infected with…

16 killed in Guatemala prison fight, official says
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16 killed in Guatemala prison fight, official says

AFP - November 30, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – Sixteen people have been killed in fighting between rival gangs in a maximum-security prison in Guatemala, a top official said Monday as security forces tried…

In Costa Rica visit, Guatemala president-elect Jimmy Morales reaffirms opposition to drug decriminalization
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In Costa Rica visit, Guatemala president-elect Jimmy Morales reaffirms opposition to drug decriminalization

The Tico Times - November 26, 2015

So, a president and a president-elect walk into a news conference…stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Guatemalan president-elect and former comedian Jimmy Morales reaffirmed his…