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Courageous prosecutor indicts 18 high-ranking military officers for Guatemala genocide

Up to now very few of the direct perpetrators have ever been brought to account.

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Guatemala: Comedian Jimmy Morales is elected president

What this means politically is very much up in the air, but one thing that is certain is that Guatemala's political nightmares are not over.

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Guatemalan president arrested, trouble looms as election goes to runoff

Otto Perez Molina resigned and was arrested on charges of corruption and accepting bribes; the elections that followed sent a confused message.

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Guatemalan president accused of massive corruption by UN agency, prosecutor

The Sept. 6 elections cannot be seen as legitimate because of the multiple scandals concerning violations of campaign laws and the constitution.

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Fears mount in Guatemala as elections approach

Voters will elect a new president to succeed Otto Perez Molina of the Patriotic Party, who is not allowed a second term.

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Corruption scandals roil Guatemala and Honduras

Massive corruption scandals in two key allies of the U.S. in Central America are producing large demonstrations calling for the resignations of their presidents.

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"The Beast" claims six fatalities in Mexico train disaster

The train was one of several Mexican and Central American immigrants call "la Bestia"  --  "the beast." It goes from Southern Mexico northward to Mexico's Northern border with the United States.

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Why undocumented immigrants keep coming

On the night of May 1, 2013, a criminal gang attacked a group of impoverished Central American migrants, who were riding on the top of a freight train passing through Cosoalacaque, in Veracruz, Mexico.

 

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Court throws out Guatemala genocide verdict

The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on May 20 threw out the guilty verdict of General Efrain Rios-Montt on technical grounds, plunging the whole country into a state of new insecurity.

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Ex-Guatemalan dictator found guilty of genocide

A three-judge panel headed by Judge Jazmin Barrios sentenced him to 80 years in prison.

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