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Guatemala sets stage for referendum over Belize border

Guatemala City - Guatemala is preparing the ground for an April referendum called to help solve a long-simmering border dispute with neighboring Belize, the foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Guatemala leader 'no ally' in corruption fight: prosecutor

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales "is not an ally" in combating corruption, his country's chief prosecutor said Monday, deepening a shadow cast across him for suspected illegal campaign financing.

Guatemalan lawmaker arrested in killing of journalists

Guatemala City - Police in Guatemala arrested a ruling party lawmaker Saturday for involvement in plotting a 2015 killing of journalists.Julio Juarez, of the FCN-Nacion party, was arrested near his home in San Bernardino, Suchitepequez, south of the capital.

Guatemala legal challenge to moving embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan lawyer is challenging his country's controversial decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, arguing it violates international law.

No US pressure behind Guatemala embassy move to Jerusalem: FM

Guatemala City - The United States did not pressure Guatemala into announcing it will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the Central American state's foreign minister said Wednesday."There wasn't any pressure.

Guatemala: Jerusalem embassy move a 'sovereign' decision

Guatemala City - Guatemala on Tuesday said its decision to follow the US in moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem was a "sovereign" matter that should not affect ties with other countries.

Following Trump, Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala City - Guatemala said Monday it is starting the process of moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, after President Jimmy Morales announced he would follow US President Donald Trump's controversial lead on the holy city.

Following Trump's lead, Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala City - Guatemala is to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, President Jimmy Morales said Sunday, following US President Donald Trump's controversial lead on the holy city.

Hundreds block Guatemala roads to demand president step down

Guatemala City - Hundreds of protesters blocked roads in Guatemala on Tuesday to demand that President Jimmy Morales step down because of accusations of corruption stemming from his 2015 election campaign.

Ex-Guatemalan president to stand trial for corruption

Guatemala City - Former Guatemalan president Otto Perez was ordered Friday to stand trial on corruption charges.

Thanks, mom, says Guatemala indigenous leader up for rights prize

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan indigenous leader and environmental activist who is among the finalists to receive a prestigious European human rights award says she owes her fighting spirit to her mom.

Former Guatemala ambassador to US arrested in election finance probe

Guatemala City - A fugitive former Guatemalan ambassador to the United States, Julio Ligorria, was arrested in Spain on Tuesday in connection with a probe into illegal campaign financing, officials said.

Anti-president protests during Guatemala independence day

Guatemala City - Street protests demanding President Jimmy Morales step down erupted across Guatemala on Friday, as the country celebrated its 1821 independence from Spain.

Guatemala congress keeps president's immunity despite corruption probe

Guatemala City - Guatemala's congress on Monday voted overwhelmingly to reject a UN-backed request to lift the immunity of President Jimmy Morales in order for him to face a corruption probe over irregular party financing.

Guatemala police nab 170 in swoop on extortion rings

Guatemala City - Guatemalan police and prosecutors on Monday arrested at least 170 people suspected of belonging to gang-linked groups that extorted money from shopkeepers and bus companies under threats of violence and murder, officials said.

Guatemala president's immunity should be lifted, lawmakers say

Guatemala City - A congressional committee in Guatemala has recommended President Jimmy Morales' immunity be lifted to face a UN-backed probe into suspected illegal campaign financing in the 2015 election that brought him to power.

Guatemala congress to weigh lifting president's immunity

Guatemala City - Guatemala's congress is to decide whether to lift the immunity of President Jimmy Morales to face corruption allegations after the supreme court on Monday referred the issue to lawmakers.

Party of Guatemala's president suspended for unpaid fine

Guatemala City - The party of Guatemala's embattled President Jimmy Morales was ordered to suspend administrative functions on Friday after missing a deadline to pay a $60,000 fine for delayed filing of election financing in 2015.

UN official to stick to antigraft job after Guatemala expulsion blocked

Guatemala City - A UN official leading anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala said Thursday he would press on with his task after an expulsion order against him by President Jimmy Morales was scrapped by the country's top court.

Guatemala court overrules leader's order expelling UN anti-graft official

Guatemala City - Guatemala's top court on Tuesday scrapped a widely criticized order by President Jimmy Morales expelling a UN anti-corruption official who is investigating graft allegations against him.
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