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In Guatemala, Mayan Zone Attack Leaves 4 Soldiers Wounded

At least four soldiers were wounded Sunday when a military vehicle was shot at in an indigenous area mired in a long-standing border conflict...

Guatemala state of siege extended for feuding communities

Guatemala on Wednesday extended by a month a state of siege in two indigenous communities locked in a century-old land dispute that boiled over...

Talks planned to end 100-year Guatemala indigenous dispute

Hundreds of indigenous people lifted their blockage of a major road in Guatemala on Tuesday after an agreement was reached for talks to resolve...

Guatemala convicts 2 ex-soldiers for sex slavery, murder in landmark case

A Guatemalan court has sentenced two former soldiers to 120 and 240 years of prison for subjecting at least 15 indigenous women to sexual slavery and other crimes during the country's civil war.

Guatemala tries 11 ex-soldiers over wartime massacres

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 civil war, justice officials said. Among those going on trial is Benedicto Lucas García.

Guatemala retrial of ex-dictator Ríos Montt suspended

One of the petitions delaying the start of the retrial argues that Ríos Montt is too senile for it to go ahead.

Guatemala detains 13 retired military officers for war crimes

Guatemalan security forces on Wednesday arrested 13 retired military officers charged with human rights crimes during the country's 36-year civil war.

US VP Biden to attend swearing-in of new Guatemala leader

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is to visit Guatemala on January 14 to attend the swearing-in ceremony of comedian-turned-president Jimmy Morales.

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

On Oct. 25, comedian Jimmy Morales will face off in a runoff presidential election against populist former first lady Sandra Torres. Some voters see Morales as a candidate who might be a change from Guatemala’s status quo corruption. Others are concerned about his military supporters.

How Guatemala’s former dictator Ríos Montt dodged a stay in a notorious psychiatric hospital

Guatemalan former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt was supposed to undergo a psychiatric evaluation at a notorious public hospital to determine whether he's fit to stand trial for genocide. But his defense team succeeded in having him evaluated at an upscale private hospital instead.

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