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Guatemalan court charges retired soldiers for Civil War killings, disappearances

Jun 09 2021

GUATEMALA CITY A judge in Guatemala on Wednesday charged six ex-military members for their alleged participation in the death and forced disappearance of at least 183 civilians during Guatemala's civil war in the 1980s.

Harris takes on graft in Guatemala and tells migrants 'do not come'

Jun 07 2021

GUATEMALA CITY U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said on Monday she had "robust" talks with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on fighting corruption to deter immigration from Central America and bluntly warned migrants to not come to the United States. | Video

UPDATE 4-Harris has 'robust' Guatemala graft talks, tells migrants: 'do not come'

Jun 07 2021

GUATEMALA CITY, June 7 U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said on Monday she had "robust" talks with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on the need to fight corruption to help deter undocumented immigration from Central America to the United States.

Guatemala says U.S. to send half a million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Jun 03 2021

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) -Guatemala's President Alejandro Giammattei said on Thursday that the United States will supply half a million COVID-19 doses to the Central American country.

Guatemala Congress approves judge linked to graft case for top court

May 31 2021

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) -Lawmakers on Monday ratified the appointment of a judge linked to a judicial corruption probe to sit on Guatemala's top court, a few days before a visit by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, whose government has urged the country to fight graft.

Six dead after prison riot in western Guatemala

May 20 2021

GUATEMALA CITY Six people were killed in a prison in western Guatemala after a riot broke out at the facility on Wednesday, authorities said in a statement.

Guatemala detains anti-graft crusaders as U.S. pushes for rule of law

May 19 2021

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) -Guatemala on Wednesday dropped a graft charge against a jailed former president and arrested former investigators who built cases against him, hours before a White House meeting to discuss concerns about the rule of law in the Central American nation.

Guatemala's coffee exports to fall up to 3% this season

May 19 2021

LONDON/GUATEMALA CITY, May 19 Coffee exports from Guatemala, the world's sixth largest arabica exporter, are set to fall up to 3% this season due to low farmgate prices, a lack of workers and erratic rains linked to climate change, coffee association Anacafe said.

Under U.S. pressure on graft, El Salvador ratifies cooperation deal with China

May 19 2021

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) -The release on Tuesday of a U.S. government list labeling 17 Central American politicians as corrupt prompted El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele to praise China, and its congress to ratify a 2019 cooperation agreement with the country.

Guatemala's top court backs controversial NGO law, overturns past ruling

May 12 2021

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's Constitutional Court on Wednesday overturned an earlier ruling that stopped controversial legislation targeting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from becoming law, in a move likely to alarm rights groups and the United States.

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