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Study: Adoptions a Racket in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY – With millions of dollars changing hands, foreign adoptions of Guatemalan children are creating a “criminal economy” in this Central American country,...

Guatemalan first ‘single’ lady hits the stump

PERSONAL REPORT: Presidential candidate Sandra Torres divorced her husband, the current president, to run for Guatemala’s highest office. As one of her recent rallies shows, the polarizing Torres has a loyal, enthusiastic fan base.

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

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 who took to the streets on Saturday to demand the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina.

Violence, Organized Crime Grip Guatemala

In 1998, the New York-based nonprofit Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported that Guatemala had seen a “virtual halt of violence against journalists.” They apparently...

Guatemala’s indigenous peoples change strategy to seek more political representation

Guatemala’s indigenous peoples are organizing in a new political party to shift from traditional resistance to actually reaching seats of power.

Guatemalan President Asked to Resign

GUATEMALA CITY – A murder scandal that has rocked Guatemala for more than a week and led to calls for the president’s ouster is...

Mayans today face discrimination, poverty

There are currently an estimated 20 to 30 million direct descendants of the ancient civilization.

Guatemala top prosecutor Thelma Aldana speaks out against corruption and impunity

In the end, Thelma Esperanza Aldana Hernández de López surprised everyone.

Guatemala looks to Colombia’s success to overhaul police force

Some 10,000 new police officers will be added to the country’s payroll, and cops will be given more guns to take on violent crime.

Will U.S. Trade Pact Drive Up Drug Prices? The Answer Depends on Whom You Ask

WILL the Central American Free-Trade Agreement (CAFTA) with theUnited States drive up the price of pharmaceuticalproducts in the region?The answer depends on whom you...

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