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At least 30 dead as mudslide crashes into Guatemala town

Oct 03, 2015

At least 30 people have died and hundreds were missing after a landslide struck near Guatemala City as rescue crews continued to search for survivors in homes buried by dirt and sludge. 

US Border Patrol: August child, family arrests up from 2014

Sep 21, 2015

The U.S. Border Patrol arrested nearly 10,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families caught illegally crossing the border with Mexico in August, a 52 percent jump from August 2014, according to statistics published by the agency Monday afternoon. 

Guatemala ex-first lady declared runner-up in first-round vote

Sep 16, 2015

Guatemala's former first lady Sandra Torres will stand against a television comedian in a presidential run-off election in October. 

Manuel Baldizon drops out of Guatemala presidential race

Sep 15, 2015

Guatemalan presidential candidate Manuel Baldizon quit his political party and dropped out of the race on Monday, leaving a television comedian and former first lady to vie in the runoff to be the country's next president. 

Guatemala ex-President Otto Perez indicted in customs fraud case

Sep 09, 2015

A Guatemalan judge has ordered the former president, Otto Perez Molina, to stand trial on corruption charges. 

Guatemala presidential election heads to October runoff

Sep 07, 2015

A former television comic was heading for a runoff with either a wealthy businessman or a former first lady in voting for Guatemala's next president, days after the Central American nation's leader resigned over a corruption scandal. 

Angry Guatemalans head to polls amid corruption scandal

Sep 06, 2015

Guatemalans began heading to the polls after they opened early Sunday to also elect a vice president, members of Congress and the Central American Parliament, and local authorities for municipalities nationwide.

Perez Molina tells Guatemala court he is innocent of graft charges

Sep 04, 2015

Otto Perez Molina sat in a defendant's chair Friday and declared his innocence in a customs corruption scandal that forced him to resign a day earlier as president of this Central American nation. 

US response to Central American migrants questioned in report

Sep 04, 2015

President Barack Obama's emergency response to Central American children arriving in the United States without permission has spawned aggressive law enforcement efforts in Mexico where authorities rarely weigh humanitarian concerns, according to a report released on Thursday. 

Guatemala readies for elections after tumultuous week

Sep 04, 2015

Guatemala's presidential candidates wrapped up their campaigns Friday, two days ahead of elections at the end of a tumultuous week during which the country's disgraced leader was jailed after months of unprecedented protests. 


President of Guatemala during trip to Spain. Photo credit: Casa de América via Flickr. Taken on February 13, 2013. (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Otto Pérez Molina – a former special forces soldier and the ex-leader of a military i...
Date: September 6, 2015. Place: Guatemala. Credit: OAS. CC BY-SA 2.0
Jimmy Morales, the leader of a political party founded by ex-military personnel, won...
Image credit: Cancillería del Ecuador via Flickr. Taken on August 19, 2014. (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Guatemala’s president, Otto Pérez Molina, has resigned and is now facing criminal cha...
Inauguration of 43rd OAS General Assembly. Photo credit: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS. Taken on June 4, 2013. CC BY-SA 2.0
Guatemala's top prosecutors say that President Otto Perez Molina was involved in a ma...
Anti-militarization graffiti in Buenos Aires. Photo credit: Simulacrum. Taken on August 19, 2008. CC BY-SA 2.0
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the militarization of domestic se...
Hondurans marching against corruption demanding an Impunity Commission to the UN. Photo credit: rbreve via Flickr. Taken on June 27, 2015. (CC BY 2.0)
Honduras and Guatemala, cowed for much of their histories by military dictatorships –...
Rally to End Family Detention in Dilley, Texas. Photo credit: Photo by Miguel Gutierrez, Jr., Taken on May 2, 2015 (CC BY-ND 2.0)
(San Francisco) – A United States federal court ruling against the Obama administrati...
Trade Portal, Constitution Square, Guatemala City. Photo credit: Fernando Reyes Palencia. Taken on November 13, 2013. CC BY-SA 2.0 vía Wikimedia Commons
Written by Arron Daugherty | Originally published at InSightCrime Guatemala's custom...