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Guatemala bids goodbye to UN anti-graft body as it wraps up

Sep. 3, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala said goodbye Tuesday to a U.N. commission that has helped investigate and prosecute hundreds of corrupt politicians, public officials and businesspeople over the last 12 years. The commission, known as CICIG for its initials in Spanish, ceased its operations after President...

Guatemala arrests ex-1st lady, presidential runner-up Torres

Sep. 2, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former Guatemalan first lady and presidential runner-up Sandra Torres was arrested Monday on charges of campaign finance violations, the latest high-profile political figure to face allegations of malfeasance even as a U.N. anti-graft commission is set to shut down. Investigators...

Guatemalan authorities arrest ex-first lady, losing presidential candidate Sandra Torres on campaign violation charges

Sep. 2, 2019 11:12 AM EDT
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities arrest ex-first lady, losing presidential candidate Sandra Torres on campaign violation charges.

Guatemala certifies result of Aug. 11 presidential vote

Aug. 22, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Supreme Electoral Tribunal made it official Thursday: Alejandro Giammattei will be the country's next president. Tribunal president Julio Solórzano said at a news conference that the results of the Aug. 11 runoff have been certified giving Giammattei the victory. The...

Guatemalans worry about graft after Giammattei wins election

Aug. 12, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Few took to Guatemala's streets to celebrate Monday after Alejandro Giammattei overwhelmingly won election as the country's next president, with some questioning how he would tackle the corruption, violence and insufficient economic opportunity that has driven tens of thousands to...

Conservative appears to win Guatemala's presidential runoff

Aug. 11, 2019 11:15 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Conservative Alejandro Giammattei headed for an easy victory in Sunday's presidential runoff election, garnering favor with Guatemalan voters for his get-tough approach on crime and socially conservative values. With about 95% of polling places reporting, the country's Supreme...

Ex-first lady, conservative contend for Guatemala presidency

Aug. 9, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A runoff presidential election Sunday in Guatemala pits former first lady Sandra Torres against conservative Alejandro Giammattei, the top two vote-getters in the first round of voting in a country where the main challenges are widespread poverty and joblessness that have led tens of...

Migration, corruption hover over Guatemala presidential vote

Aug. 8, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

SAN MARTÍN JILOTEPEQUE, Guatemala (AP) — Most people in Guatemalan farming towns like San Martín Jilotepeque have a relative or two living in the United States, giving them sympathy for the plight of migrants. But they now find themselves fearing an influx of Salvadoran or Honduran migrants after...

US DHS chief, Guatemala president meet on asylum agreement

Aug. 1, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan met Thursday with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales to discuss an agreement under which many asylum seekers would have to file claims in this Central American nation rather than in the United States. The meeting lasted over an...

US Homeland Security discusses asylum agreement in Guatemala

Jul. 31, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The acting head of U.S. Homeland Security held private discussions Wednesday on an agreement with Guatemala that would force many asylum seekers to file claims in the Central American country instead of the United States. Details on acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan's agenda and...