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US government has barred Guatemalan ex-President Alejandro Giammattei from entering the US for alleged corruption

Jan. 17, 2024 18:44 PM EST
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — US government has barred Guatemalan ex-President Alejandro Giammattei from entering the US for alleged corruption.

Who is Guatemala's new president and can he deliver on promised change?

Jan. 15, 2024 16:57 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Bernardo Arévalo was sworn in early Monday as Guatemala’s new president. Many doubted they would ever see the day as powerful interests aligned against his anti-corruption campaign and authorities threw various legal challenges at him and his party. ...

Bernardo Arévalo faces huge challenges after finally being sworn in as Guatemala's president

Jan. 15, 2024 15:38 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's new president, Bernardo Arévalo, was left with huge challenges Monday after he was finally sworn into office, including his party's lack of recognition in a Congress where he would not have a majority anyway. After months of efforts to derail his...

Bernardo Arévalo sworn in as Guatemala's president despite months of efforts to derail inauguration

Jan. 15, 2024 03:43 AM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Bernardo Arévalo was sworn in as Guatemala’s president on Monday minutes after midnight despite months of efforts to derail his inauguration, including foot-dragging and rising tensions right up until the transfer of power. Arévalo arrives in the...

Guatemalans hope for a peaceful transition of power with Bernardo Arévalo's upcoming inauguration

Jan. 13, 2024 06:45 AM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President-elect Bernardo Arévalo’s imminent inauguration and the unrelenting pursuit of him and his party by the attorney general are recurring topics over dinner tables in this country, reflecting a political awakening in a population weary of corruption and...

Guatemalan electoral magistrates leave the country hours after losing immunity from prosecution

Dec. 01, 2023 15:58 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Three magistrates of Guatemala’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal left the country early Friday, hours after the Congress opened them up to prosecution by stripping them of their immunity as the losing side in the presidential election continued its efforts to interfere with the...