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Sofia Menchu

Drug cartels test Central America for cocaine production

Nov 01 2018

GUATEMALA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA Cocaine production is beginning to creep into Central America, a development which could bring the supply of the drug closer to the United States and create a new security risk for an already troubled region.

Second migrant caravan in Guatemala heads toward Mexico

Oct 24 2018

TAPACHULA, Mexico/GUATEMALA CITY A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed toward the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey toward the U.S. border. | Video

Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

Oct 19 2018

WASHINGTON/GUATEMALA CITY President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north, raising the risk of huge disruptions to trade. | Video

Ex-Guatemala vice president sentenced to 15-1/2 years in prison

Oct 09 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti was sentenced to 15-1/2 years in prison on Tuesday for fraud, influence peddling and illicit association related to a government contract to clean up a polluted lake, in the first of several cases she faces.

Guatemala's former intelligence chief acquitted of human rights violations

Sep 27 2018

GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemala City court ruled on Wednesday that the crime of genocide had been perpetrated during the darkest hours of the country's long civil war, but acquitted a former military intelligence chief of the killings.

U.N. to send deputy to Guatemala as anti-graft leader remains banned

Sep 19 2018

GUATEMALA CITY/UNITED NATIONS The United Nations said on Wednesday that it would send an assistant director to lead its anti-graft mission in Guatemala as the group's chief remains banned from entering the country.

Guatemala says anti-corruption chief will not return despite court ruling

Sep 17 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's government, appearing to defy an order by a top court, said on Monday it would not permit the leader of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body to return to the country, prompting opponents to warn of a constitutional crisis.

Guatemala says anti-corruption chief will not return despite court ruling

Sep 17 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's government, appearing to defy an order by a top court, said on Monday it would not permit the leader of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body to return to the country, prompting opponents to warn of a constitutional crisis.

Guatemala court rules for return of chief of anti-graft body

Sep 16 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's constitutional court on Sunday made a provisional ruling by a unanimous vote to allow the chief of a United Nations-backed anti-graft body to return to the country, a judge told a news conference at the court.

Guatemala court rules for return of chief of anti-graft body

Sep 16 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's constitutional court on Sunday made a provisional ruling by a unanimous vote to allow the chief of a United Nations-backed anti-graft body to return to the country, a judge told a news conference at the court.

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