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

May. 16, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — 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 rejection of Thelma Aldana's...

Guatemala probes judge who ordered candidate's arrest

May. 8, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Wednesday they have opened an investigation into a Supreme Court judge who ordered the detention of former chief prosecutor and presidential candidate Thelma Aldana, who gained international renown for pressing high-profile graft cases against Guatemala's wealthy and...

New migrant caravan sets out in Honduras

Apr. 10, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Hundreds of Honduran migrants, many carrying young children, set out in a caravan for that country's border with Guatemala on Wednesday, hoping to reach the United States. Some of those who gathered at the San Pedro Sula bus station said they can't support their families...

Guatemalan anti-corruption prosecutor fears for his life

Apr. 3, 2019 10:11 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's lead prosecutor against impunity who helped put three former presidents and a raft of other officials behind bars said Wednesday that current President Jimmy Morales has made the country's fight against corruption a joke and he fears for his safety. Juan Francisco Sandoval...

Truck slams into crowd on highway in Guatemala; 18 dead

Mar. 28, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A large truck slammed into a crowd gathered on a dark highway in western Guatemala, killing 18 people and leaving bodies scattered on the roadway, firefighters said Thursday. Health Minister Carlos Soto said that 18 others, including children, were injured and taken to hospitals...