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Guatemala’s opposition newspaper leader arrested in Guatemala

Guatemalan police arrested a board member of the opposition newspaper El Periódico, whose editor José Ruben Zamora is in jail and accused of money...

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...

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...

Six dead in apparent gang violence at Guatemala football match

At least six people were killed and four injured during clashes between armed alleged gang members at an indoor football match in Guatemala, police...

State of emergency for Guatemalan town battling nickel mine

Guatemala has decreed a state of emergency in El Estor, an eastern town of mainly indigenous people in conflict with a Swiss-owned nickel mine...

Critical activist of President Giammattei assassinated in Guatemala

Guatemalan activist Frank Stalyn Ramazzini, a critic of the government of President Alejandro Giammattei, was shot to death in an armed attack in which...

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.

In Guatemala City’s Zone 4, a new effort at urban renewal

GUATEMALA CITY – The streets of the Guatemalan capital’s Zona 4 are a mix of quirky cafes and bars, graffiti, mechanics, parking lots and boarded-up buildings. At one end, passing cars are surrounded by shuco hustlers – men selling Guatemalan-style hot dogs – while on the other, dilapidated paint work stands beside new apartment buildings and office spaces.

Guatemala’s Alfonso Portillo gets six years in prison in US

NEW YORK – Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was sentenced Thursday in New York to five years and 10 months in prison for a $2.5 million bribery scandal.

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