Court ruling puts Guatemala vote, anti-graft fight in doubt

America 05/16/19, 17:16

A high court ruling barring a crusading former prosecutor's candidacy has turned Guatemala's presidential election on its ear less than a month before the vote, and raised concerns about what will happen to years of efforts to fight endemic corruption.The ...

2nd Guatemalan child dead in US custody had flu, infection

Health 04/01/19, 12:41

An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died while in custody of the U.S. border patrol on Christmas Eve died of the flu and a bacterial infection, authorities in the Central American nation said Monday. Oscar Padilla, Guatemalan consul in Phoenix, Arizona, told ...

Historic Guatemalan anti-corruption battle endangered

World 01/08/19, 16:58

A decade-long, U.N.-assisted anti-corruption effort that brought down a president faced extinction after the Guatemalan government ended the agreement, drawing condemnation Tuesday from transparency and rights groups.The U.N. anti-corruption commission, known by its initials as the CICIG, has angered President ...

Guatemala pulls out of UN corruption body, expels members

America 01/08/19, 00:04

Guatemala said it was withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission and giving its prosecutors a day to leave the country, as President Jimmy Morales moved to expel a body that has investigated him, his family and top government officials.Accusing ...

Guatemala to withdraw from UN anti-corruption commission

America 01/07/19, 17:46

Guatemala is pulling out of a United Nations-sponsored anti-corruption commission after more than a year of tension between the government and the group, which has investigated top government officials and people close to President Jimmy Morales.Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel announced ...

Guatemala: Body of girl who died in US custody set to return

U.S. 12/18/18, 15:11

Guatemalan authorities say they have completed documentation needed to clear the way for repatriation of the body of a 7-year-old migrant girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody.Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marta Larra says Jakelin Caal's cadaver is expected to ...

Guatemala court backs UN ant-graft chief against president

World 09/17/18, 00:17

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a blunt rebuke to President Jimmy Morales, Guatemala's Constitutional Court ordered that the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission be let back in the country two weeks after Morales barred him as he moved to ...

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