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US asks Central America to do more on illegal immigration

Oct. 11, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told leaders of three Central American countries on Thursday that the U.S. is ready to do more to help their economies if they make a greater effort to fight illegal immigration. "If you do more, I'm here to say on behalf of the president of the United States and...

Former Guatemala vice president sentenced in corruption case

Oct. 9, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Tuesday for involvement in a fraudulent state contract to decontaminate a major lake. Prosecutors backed by a U.N. anti-corruption commission accused Baldetti and 12 other people of...

The Latest: Congo's president says elections 'irreversible'

Sep. 25, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Joseph Kabila of Congo is stressing that holding elections on Dec. 23 is "irreversible" and denouncing any interference in the electoral process from foreign governments. Kabila became Congo's...

Guatemala again refuses to readmit UN graft investigator

Sep. 25, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Guatemala's government reiterated Tuesday that it is refusing to readmit the head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the country, including one pending case against President Jimmy Morales. Vice President Jafeth Cabrera said a legal filing had been presented with the...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Sep. 21, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Guatemalans marched to protest President Jimmy Morales' ending the work of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that has helped lead high-profile graft...

Guatemalan protesters demand Morales reverse on graft body

Sep. 20, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Thousands marched Thursday to protest President Jimmy Morales' decision to end the work of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that has helped lead high-profile graft probes targeting dozens of powerful Guatemalans, including one involving Morales. Students, farmers, clerics, academics...

UN backs anti-graft investigator in standoff with Guatemala

Sep. 19, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.N. Secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday rejected a request by Guatemala's government to name a new head of a U.N. commission investigating corruption in the Central American nation. Spokeswoman Florencia Soto told The Associated Press that the agreement between Guatemala...

Guatemala govt bars anti-graft chief, defying court ruling

Sep. 17, 2018 8:05 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The government on Monday defied a ruling by Guatemala's top court to allow the return of the man who heads a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission, with officials arguing they have the right to force his replacement. The announcement came after the Constitutional Court issued a...

Guatemala court backs UN ant-graft chief against president

Sep. 17, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

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 defang the investigative body. The unanimous ruling late Sunday...

Guatemala court orders UN anti-graft chief be readmitted

Sep. 16, 2018 11:26 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Constitutional Court ordered President Jimmy Morales late Sunday to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to Guatemala, dealing a blunt rebuke to the leader who has sought in recent weeks to defang the body and its work. The unanimous ruling by the...