Latest Jimmy Morales News

Caravan at Mexico-Guatemala border shrinks as migrants cross

Oct. 20, 2018 11:16 AM EDT

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and waited to get past a crossing guarded by...

Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

Oct. 18, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of...

Guatemala lawmakers lower penalty for illicit campaign money

Oct. 18, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that dramatically reduces prison sentences for electoral financing crimes, acting as President Jimmy Morales is under suspicion of receiving illicit campaign funds. The measure sailed through on a 93-18 vote on a day when many...

Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats

Oct. 17, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala (AP) — More than 2,000 Honduran migrants traveling en masse through Guatemala resumed their journey toward the United States on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump sought to turn the caravan into a political issue three weeks before midterm elections. A day after warning Central...

Trump warns of aid cut over migrant caravan now in Guatemala

Oct. 16, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to cut aid to three Central American nations if they let people travel to the U.S. illegally, reacting to a caravan of some 2,000 migrants advancing through Guatemala with hopes of reaching the U.S. border. Late Tuesday, Trump said...

The Latest: Trump expands aid threat over migrant caravan

Oct. 16, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (AP) — The latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local): 7:30 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter again to warn Central American countries they could lose aid if they don't stop migrants heading to the United...

UN anti-graft body in Guatemala says visas denied, revoked

Oct. 16, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (AP) — A U.N. commission investigating corruption in Guatemala said Tuesday that President Jimmy Morales' government has denied or revoked visas for about a dozen of its personnel including staffers probing the president, his relatives and the ruling party. The announcement came the...

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...