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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 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.

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.

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.

In Guatemala, Pérez Molina claims US conspiracy behind corruption prosecution

Speaking from the Matamoros army barracks in Guatemala City where he is currently being held, Otto Pérez Molina told CNN en Español’s Fernando del Rincón that he is innocent of any wrongdoing and that the U.S. government used CICIG to oust him from power and further its geopolitical interests in the region.

Update: Judge orders Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina jailed pending corruption hearing

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala's Congress accepted President Otto Pérez Molina's resignation Thursday as he appeared in court over corruption allegations following unprecedented protests that have upended the political scene, three days from elections.

Presidential downfall: How Guatemala’s Otto Pérez Molina fell from grace and what it means for upcoming elections

GUATEMALA CITY – The faces of jubilant protesters erupting into cheers outside the Guatemalan Congress on Tuesday afternoon has become an iconic image for a Central American country’s extraordinary crusade against corruption.

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