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UN anti-corruption body in Guatemala says work lit backlash

Jan. 11, 2019 7:06 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The head of a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission in Guatemala says power structures that co-opt the government and refuse to give up their privileges are responsible for trying to block the body's work. In a letter to the U.N. secretary-general, Ivan Velasquez says the...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Jan. 11, 2019 12:02 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. More Central American migrants filtered from Mexico into the United States as U.S authorities continued to harden and repair sections of walls...

Guatemala court blocks president's expulsion of UN team

Jan. 9, 2019 9:56 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's highest court issued a ruling Wednesday blocking President Jimmy Morales' decision to unilaterally end a U.N. anti-corruption commission. The commission, known by its Spanish initials as CICIG, has angered Morales by investigating him, his sons and his brother on...

Historic Guatemalan anti-corruption battle endangered

Jan. 8, 2019 4:58 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — 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...

Guatemala pulls out of UN corruption body, expels members

Jan. 8, 2019 12:04 AM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — 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 the commission...

Guatemala to withdraw from UN anti-corruption commission

Jan. 7, 2019 7:45 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala announced Monday it was 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...

The Latest: UN rebuffs Guatemala's pullout from commission

Jan. 7, 2019 6:52 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Guatemala's decision to withdraw from a United Nations-sponsored anti-corruption commission (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "strongly rejects" Guatemala's complaints in withdrawing from a U.N.-sponsored...

Court orders Guatemala to let UN investigator enter

Jan. 7, 2019 1:25 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A member of a U.N.-sponsored anti-corruption commission has been allowed into Guatemala by a court order after he was held for almost a day at the capital's airport. Guatemala's Constitutional Court ordered the government to admit Colombian Yilen Osorio, who was detained upon arrival...

Guatemala bars entry to UN-sponsored corruption investigator

Jan. 6, 2019 8:21 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala were holding a member of a U.N.-sponsored anti-corruption commission in the capital's airport on Sunday, refusing him entry to the country in an escalation of tensions between the government and the commission. Colombian national Yilen Osorio was detained by...

A tragic journey home: migrant girl's body back in Guatemala

Dec. 24, 2018 7:45 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO SECORTEZ, Guatemala (AP) — The tiny white coffin carrying the body of the 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died while in U.S. custody ended its somber journey home in the pre-dawn hours Monday in a dusty hamlet 220 miles north of the capital. Villagers wept and watched curiously as the body...