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Guatemala’s attorney general reappointed despite US corruption allegations

Guatemala re-appointed on Monday as attorney general Consuelo Porras, who hours later was again accused of corruption by the United States. US Secretary of State...

Anti-graft investigator flees Guatemala to ‘safeguard his life’

Guatemala's top anti-graft investigator, Juan Francisco Sandoval, fled the country Saturday to "safeguard his life," hours after he was sacked in a move that...

Guatemala swears in comedian Morales on Thursday

Comedian Jimmy Morales will become Guatemala's new president Thursday. The country's pressing problems -- poverty, corruption and violence -- aren't funny.

Corruption-weary Guatemala to choose next president Sunday

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 inexperienced comedian and a former first lady.

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.

Guatemala presidential candidate quits race alleging fraud

Manuel Baldizón's exit leaves a former first lady to face off against a comedian who made his name playing a simpleton who almost becomes president.

Arrest warrant issued for Guatemala’s president

A judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Guatemala's President Otto Pérez Molina, who faces prosecution for allegedly masterminding a huge fraud scheme.

Guatemalan president faces judgment day in Congress

Guatemala's Congress will debate Tuesday whether to strip embattled President Otto Pérez Molina of his immunity and force him to face prosecution over massive corruption at the national customs service.

Honduras: Journalist who exposed corruption takes refuge in national human rights office

A Honduran journalist who helped expose a government corruption scandal took refuge in the national human rights office Thursday after denouncing plans to kill him.

Police clash with demonstrators on hunger strike against corruption in Honduras

The "indignant" movement, as Honduran protestors are calling it, began last May with massive demonstrations demanding the president's resignation amid corruption allegations. Protestors also demand the creation of a United Nations committee against impunity, similar to the one that has helped prosecute government corruption in Guatemala.

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