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Top Guatemalan officials arrested in crime ring takedown

Among those arrested were the current and former heads of Guatemala's tax collection agency, and the president of Guatemalan daily Siglo21. A warrant was issued for the private secretary of Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti, but he was reportedly outside of the country.

Guatemalan president waves off Biden’s counsel to keep UN impunity commission

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, during a visit to Guatemala earlier this week, strongly hinted that keeping the U.N. International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala was a condition for U.S. support of a new regional development plan for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Corruption, inequality remain key issues in Central America’s latest election cycle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Panama’s economy will grow by 7 percent this year, but because of glaring inequality, most Panamanians will never see that prosperity. In Guatemala, corruption is rampant among the “klepto-dictatorship” that runs the country, and in El Salvador, gross domestic product stagnates as politicians stuff their pockets with money from violent gangs.

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.

‘Enough,’ says Guatemala journalist group, citing pre-election threats

A hostile and dangerous atmosphere is being created to thwart journalism in Guatemala ahead of elections, the Guatemalan Journalists Association, or APG, has warned.

US to grant refugee status to Central American child migrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States will allow some Central American children to apply for refugee status from their home countries, as Washington seeks to stem a large, clandestine influx of minors, U.s. Vice President Joe Biden said Friday.

Central American leaders offer plan to slow child migrant surge

GUATEMALA CITY – The presidents of three Central American nations that were the source of a wave of child migrants to the United States this year are going to Washington with a plan to boost economic growth and reduce violence in their countries.

‘Writing was on the wall’ for child immigrant crisis, says new study

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new study on the child migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border published by the Inter-American Dialogue states that the ongoing crisis – while dominating headlines recently – isn’t something that should have taken us by surprise.

Central America’s ‘Northern Triangle’ leaders to ask Obama for US aid to stem immigration 

The presidents will meet next Friday over the humanitarian crisis triggered by some 57,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America who have traveled illegally to the United States since October.

Obama to host Central America leaders for immigration talks next Friday

U.S. President Barack Obama will host next week the presidents of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to discuss how to stem the flow of tens of thousands of immigrant children across the U.S. border.

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