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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 elections update: Comedian Jimmy Morales declares victory in runoff vote
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala elections update: Comedian Jimmy Morales declares victory in runoff vote

AFP - October 25, 2015

Updated at 8 p.m., Sunday: Comedian Jimmy Morales declared victory in Guatemala's presidential runoff election Sunday as partial results showed him on track for a landslide after…

Polls open in Guatemala elections runoff, with comedian Jimmy Morales favored
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Polls open in Guatemala elections runoff, with comedian Jimmy Morales favored

Edgar Calderón | AFP - October 25, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalans began casting ballots in a presidential runoff Sunday, choosing between a comedian with no political experience and a former first lady, amid the fallout…

Corruption-weary Guatemala to choose next president Sunday
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Corruption-weary Guatemala to choose next president Sunday

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - October 23, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY -- After a campaign upended by a massive corruption scandal that felled the former president, Guatemala elects his replacement Sunday in a run-off between a politically…

Guatemala mudslide survivors could get homes on alleged narco’s expropriated land
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Guatemala mudslide survivors could get homes on alleged narco’s expropriated land

The Tico Times - October 9, 2015

Survivors of the devastating mudslide that buried a community outside of Guatemala City on Oct. 1 could be relocated to nearby land expropriated from a notorious alleged…

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

Death toll climbs to 32 in Guatemala landslide
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Death toll climbs to 32 in Guatemala landslide

AFP - October 3, 2015

SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala – At least 32 people are dead as rescuers resumed a desperate search Saturday for several hundred people believed missing after a landslide buried…

Four dead and 100 missing in Guatemala landslide
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Four dead and 100 missing in Guatemala landslide

AFP - October 2, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY – At least four people are dead and about 100 others missing following a Guatemala landslide that damaged some 125 homes on the outskirts of the…