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Polls close after corruption-weary Guatemalans vote for president

Guatemala City - Voting in Guatemala's presidential election ended on Sunday, following a tumultuous campaign that saw two leading candidates barred from running and the top electoral crimes prosecutor flee the corruption-weary country.

Corruption tainted Guatemala set to elect new president

Guatemala City - Corruption-weary Guatemalans are set to elect a new president Sunday after a tumultuous campaign that saw two leading candidates barred from taking part and the top electoral crimes prosecutor forced to flee the country, fearing for his life.

Guatemalans see polls as chance to emerge from violence, corruption

Guatemala City - Wearied by corruption and violence, Guatemalans head to the polls on Sunday reeling from a campaign that saw two leading presidential candidates barred from running and a top electoral official forced to flee the country.

Ex anti-corruption prosecutor abandons Guatemala presidency bid

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former anti-corruption public prosecutor Thelma Aldana on Thursday abandoned her bid to run in next month's presidential election after she was barred from standing by the country's top court.

Guatemala in mourning after 18 die in hit-and-run

Solol - A truck ploughed into a crowd of indigenous Guatemalans gathered on a highway, leaving 18 dead as it drove off without stopping and plunging the Central American country into an outpouring of grief on Thursday.

Manhunt after hit-and-run driver kills 18 Guatemalans

Solol - Guatemala launched a manhunt on Thursday after 18 indigenous Guatemalans were killed in a hit-and-run by a truck driver who fled the scene.

Parents of British tourist missing in Guatemala make emotional plea

Guatemala City - The parents of a British tourist who has been missing in Guatemala for the past five days launched an emotional appeal for her return Saturday as authorities continued their investigation.

British tourist missing in Guatemala: officials

Guatemala City - The parents of a British tourist who has been missing in Guatemala for the past five days launched an emotional appeal for her return Saturday as authorities continued their investigation.

6.5-magnitude quake shakes Guatemala, Mexico

Guatemala City - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico and Guatemala on Friday, leaving three people injured and causing infrastructure damage, authorities said.

Remains of Guatemalan boy who died in US custody arrive home

Guatemala City - The remains of eight-year-old Felipe Gomez, the second Guatemalan child to die last month in the custody of the US Border Patrol, have arrived back home for burial, officials said on Saturday.

New caravan crosses Guatemala, first migrants enter Mexico

Guatemala City - A new caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States made its way across Guatemala Thursday, with the first members crossing into southern Mexico.

Guatemalans march over president's bid to close UN anti-graft unit

Guatemala City - Thousands of Guatemalans marched Saturday against President Jimmy Morales's bid to close a UN anti-corruption mission that sought to investigate him on suspicion of campaign finance violations.

Top Guatemala court overturns bid to close UN anti-graft mission

Guatemala City - Guatemala's top court on Wednesday overturned a decision by President Jimmy Morales to shut down a United Nations anti-corruption mission to the central American country.

Guatemala shuts down UN anti-corruption probe

Guatemala City - Guatemala brushed aside protests from the United Nations and pressed ahead Tuesday with shutting down a UN anti-corruption mission in the Central American country after it began investigating President Jimmy Morales.

Deaths highlight children's plight in migrant surge to US

Guatemala City - The death of two Guatemalan children in the United States within weeks of each other has highlighted why there are so many children among Central American migrants heading north: smugglers tell them families have a better chance of being allowed in by ...

US migration the dream of Guatemalans from the village

- Emigrating to the United States to escape poverty back home is the dream of many residents of the Mayan indigenous community in Yalambojoch, western Guatemala.

Body of Guatemalan migrant girl who died in US custody returns home

Guatemala City - The body of a Guatemalan migrant girl, who died in US custody after illegally crossing the border with her father, returned home Sunday in a white casket.

Painful memories for family of Guatemalan girl who died in US custody

Guatemala City - Outside a humble thatched-roof home deep in the lush Guatemalan countryside, the mother of a seven-year-old girl who died after being detained by US border agents tries to remember happier days with her daughter.

Ex-Guatemalan soldier gets 5,160 years' prison for civil war massacre

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan court on Wednesday sentenced a former soldier to 5,160 years in prison for the massacre of 201 peasants during one of the worst atrocities of the Central American nation's civil war.

Thousands evacuated as Guatemala volcano erupts again

Guatemala City - Authorities in Guatemala declared a red alert and evacuated around 4,000 people early Monday after the Central American country's fiery Fuego volcano erupted for the fifth time this year, sending bursts of ash and lava down the mountain.
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