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Brother of Guatemala’s ex-VP Roxana Baldetti, 12 others arrested for fraud

The brother of Guatemala's former Vice President Roxana Baldetti and 12 others were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fraud involving contracting an Israeli company to clean up a polluted lake, police said.

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 Costa Rica visit, Guatemala president-elect Jimmy Morales reaffirms opposition to drug decriminalization

“At this time, Guatemala’s vision is not decriminalization, nor legalization, nor anything in that direction,” Morales said Thursday.

Guatemala top prosecutor Thelma Aldana speaks out against corruption and impunity

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

Sweeping victory for comedian in Guatemala election

Despite the candidate's large margin of victory, the election was marked by apathy -- only 56 of registered voters cast ballots, according to preliminary results announced Monday.

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

GUATEMALA CITY – Comedian Jimmy Morales jumped to a massive lead in Guatemala's presidential race as counting got under way Sunday, after a campaign upended by a corruption scandal that felled the outgoing president.

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

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 of a massive corruption scandal.

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 ‘La Línea’ ringleader turns himself in, accuses ex-president of directing fraud scheme

GUATEMALA CITY – After being on the run for six months, Juan Carlos Monzón – one of the top leaders of a massive customs fraud scheme that brought down Guatemala’s president, vice president and dozens of others – has finally turned himself in.

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