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Ex-Guatemala vice president sentenced to 15-1/2 yrs in prison

09 Oct 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti was sentenced to 15-1/2 years in prison on Tuesday for fraud, influence peddling and illicit association related to a government contract to clean up a polluted lake, in the first of several cases she faces.

Guatemala's former intelligence chief acquitted of human rights violations

27 Sep 2018

GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemala City court ruled on Wednesday that the crime of genocide had been perpetrated during the darkest hours of the country's long civil war, but acquitted a former military intelligence chief of the killings.

U.N. to send deputy to Guatemala as anti-graft leader remains banned

20 Sep 2018

GUATEMALA CITY/UNITED NATIONS The United Nations said on Wednesday that it would send an assistant director to lead its anti-graft mission in Guatemala as the group's chief remains banned from entering the country.

Guatemala says anti-corruption chief will not return despite court ruling

18 Sep 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's government, appearing to defy an order by a top court, said on Monday it would not permit the leader of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body to return to the country, prompting opponents to warn of a constitutional crisis.

Guatemala says anti-corruption chief will not return despite court ruling

18 Sep 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's government, appearing to defy an order by a top court, said on Monday it would not permit the leader of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body to return to the country, prompting opponents to warn of a constitutional crisis.

Guatemala court rules for return of chief of anti-graft body

17 Sep 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's constitutional court on Sunday made a provisional ruling by a unanimous vote to allow the chief of a United Nations-backed anti-graft body to return to the country, a judge told a news conference at the court.

Guatemala court rules for return of chief of anti-graft body

17 Sep 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's constitutional court on Sunday made a provisional ruling by a unanimous vote to allow the chief of a United Nations-backed anti-graft body to return to the country, a judge told a news conference at the court.

Special forces presence at anti-graft protest angers Guatemalans

13 Sep 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala deployed members of the feared Kaibil special forces unit on Wednesday to stop protesters from interrupting a session of parliament, triggering anger among opposition leaders who say President Jimmy Morales is using the military to cow critics.

Guatemalans protest against pressure on anti-graft body

11 Sep 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Hundreds of peasant farmers and indigenous Maya blocked a major highway in Guatemala's western highlands on Monday, demanding that President Jimmy Morales reverse a policy aimed at forcing a U.N.-backed anti-graft unit to leave the country.

Guatemala court confirms suspension of Tahoe mining licenses

04 Sep 2018

GUATEMALA CITY Guatemala's highest court on Monday confirmed the suspension of mining operations at the San Rafael unit of miner Tahoe Resources Inc. , and ordered the government to carry out an immediate consultation of the local indigenous population.

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