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Alejandro Giammattei delivers his speech after being sworn-in as president of Guatemala at the National Theater in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, became Guatemala's new president, while the country's outgoing leader exits amid swirling corruption accusations. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Guatemala swears in conservative Giammattei as president

Jan. 14, 2020 11:02 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala swore in Alejandro Giammattei, a conservative physician opposed to gay marriage and abortion, as its new president Tuesday while the country's outgoing leader exited amid swirling corruption accusations. The ceremony came after a five-hour delay and boisterous protests...

Human rights commission asks El Salvador for records

Dec. 28, 2019 3:38 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights asked El Salvador on Saturday to turn over records related to the country's civil war to the courts and victims of alleged human rights abuses. In a preliminary report following a recent visit to the country, the commission also...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, screens at the Isidro Menendez Judicial Center show dozens of Mara Salvatrucha gang members following court proceedings via videoconference, in San Salvador, El Salvador. A court in El Salvador has on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years for crimes ranging from murder and arms trafficking to terrorist association in a mass trial historic for the sheer number of defendants. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez, File)

El Salvador court gives hefty sentences in mass gang trial

Dec. 13, 2019 4:06 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A court in El Salvador has sentenced 373 convicted members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang to prison terms of up to 74 years for crimes ranging from murder and arms trafficking to terrorist association in a mass trial historic for the sheer number of defendants,...

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele, talks to Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Dec.3, 2019. ( Noel Celis, Pool Photo via AP)

AP Explains: A look at El Salvador's new anti-graft body

Dec. 9, 2019 6:03 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Fulfilling a campaign promise, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has moved to create the International Commission Against Impunity in El Salvador, tasked with tackling corruption, along the lines of similar investigative bodies that have operated in neighboring Guatemala...