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Thirteen killed in Guatemala prison riot: authorities

Guatemala City - Thirteen people were killed on Monday in a prison riot in Guatemala, among them an ex-soldier imprisoned for killing a Roman Catholic bishop almost two decades ago, authorities said.

Guatemala, Belize to hold talks on border dispute

Guatemala City - Guatemala and Belize will hold talks in Turkey this weekend on a border dispute that veered toward crisis last month after Belizean soldiers killed a Guatemalan boy.

OAS probes teen's killing amid Guatemala-Belize border tensions

Guatemala City - Tensions over a disputed border between Guatemala and Belize simmered over the weekend with a new shooting incident less than a month after Belizean soldiers killed a teen.

Guatemala reboots genocide trial for ex-dictator

Guatemala City - Former Guatemalan military dictator Efrain Rios Montt's genocide trial will restart from zero after being separated from a similar case against his spy chief, a lawyer said Friday.

Genocide retrial of ex-dictator suspended in Guatemala

Guatemala City - A closed-door retrial of Guatemala's former military dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide was suspended on Wednesday after plaintiffs won a battle to have his case judged separately from that of his intelligence chief.

Guatemala arrests dozens of gang members in raids

Guatemala City - Security forces on Monday launched raids on one of the biggest gangs in Guatemala, arresting 72 suspected members of a cell specializing in extortion, officials said.

Rescuers look for 24 missing in deadly Guatemala landfill slide

Guatemala City - Rescuers in Guatemala searched Friday for 24 people missing in a massive landfill slide in the capital earlier this week from which four bodies have already been recovered, an official said.

Crisis with Guatemala over: Belize PM

Guatemala City - Belize's prime minister on Monday declared that a crisis with neighboring Guatemala prompted by a deadly shooting last week on their disputed border is "over.

Guatemala deploys 3,000 troops to disputed border with Belize

Guatemala City - Guatemala has deployed 3,000 troops to its disputed border with Belize following a shooting incident that killed a Guatemalan teen, Defense Minister Williams Mansilla said.

Guatemalan ex-president linked to new corruption case

Guatemala City - Former Guatemalan president Otto Perez, who is in jail awaiting trial on corruption allegations, now also faces charges of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from a Spanish port company.

Five sentenced for murder of Argentine singer in Guatemala

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan court on Thursday convicted and sentenced five men to prison for the 2011 murder of Argentine musician Facundo Cabral, who was hugely popular across Latin America.

Assange could leave Ecuador embassy this year: Lawyer

Guatemala City - Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder holed up in Ecuador's London embassy, could leave his refuge before the end of this year, a high-profile former Spanish judge who leads his legal team told AFP on Wednesday.

Five on trial in Guatemala for 2011 murder of Argentine singer

Guatemala City - Five men accused of the 2011 murder of an Argentine singer-songwriter-philosopher who had legions of fans across Latin America went on trial Monday in Guatemala's capital, after years of delays spurred by defense motions.

Guatemala's ex-president to find out later if going to trial

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former president Otto Perez will find out at a later date if he is going to trial on corruption charges after a judge suspended a decision that was to be handed down on Monday.

Ex-dictator faces genocide retrial in Guatemala

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan court on Wednesday began a closed-door retrial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during his 1982-1983 rule.

Judge orders new corruption probe of Guatemala ex-VP

Guatemala City - A Guatemala judge ordered a new corruption probe against former vice president Roxana Baldetti, who is already in jail facing trial on graft charges.

Businessman 'in danger' for testifying against Guatemala ex-leader

Guatemala City - A businessman testifying against former Guatemalan president Otto Perez in a corruption case is "in danger" and needs witness protection, the head of UN-backed body tackling graft said on Wednesday.

Guatemala on alert as volcano spews ash over vast area

Guatemala City - Guatemalan authorities issued a warning Wednesday as the country's Fuego volcano, located near the capital, spewed ash into the air.

Guatemala convicts two ex-soldiers for sex slavery, murder

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan court has sentenced two former soldiers to 120 and 240 years of prison for subjecting at least 15 indigenous women to sexual slavery and other crimes during the country's civil war.

Brother of Guatemala's ex-VP, 13 others arrested for fraud

Guatemala City - The brother of Guatemala's former vice president Roxana Baldetti and at least 13 other people were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fraud involving a public contract for an Israeli company to clean up a public lake.
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