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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.

Guatemala president faces protests in corruption row

Guatemala City - Protesters yelled Monday for Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales to quit in a political crisis, after courts blocked his bid to expel a UN official investigating corruption allegations against him.

Guatemala faces crisis after president turns on UN man

Guatemala City - Guatemala faced a fresh political crisis Sunday as President Jimmy Morales tried to expel a UN official investigating him for suspected corruption, but was overruled by the courts.

Guatemala orders expulsion of UN graft investigator

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Sunday ordered the expulsion of a top UN anti-corruption official who had moved to strip him of his immunity over party finance allegations, raising fears of a fresh political crisis in the country.

Guatemala hospital shooting kills 2 children, 5 adults

Guatemala City - Seven people including two children were killed and 12 injured in a gang shooting in a hospital in Guatemala on Wednesday, officials said.

Guatemala extradites Mexican ex-governor Duarte

Guatemala City - Guatemala extradited Mexican ex-governor Javier Duarte Monday to face racketeering and money-laundering charges back home, one of a series of scandals involving ex-governors that have embarrassed President Enrique Pena Nieto's government.

Guatemala to extradite fugitive ex-governor to Mexico

Guatemala City - Guatemala will extradite Mexican ex-governor Javier Duarte to face racketeering and money-laundering charges after he told a court Tuesday he wanted to return home to clear his name.

Fugitive Mexican ex-governor accepts extradition

Guatemala City - A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges agreed on Tuesday to be extradited from Guatemala back to his country.

6.8-magnitude quake hits Guatemala, second in eight days: USGS

Guatemala City - A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country.

Guatemala mudslide kills 11: officials

Guatemala City - A mudslide in an indigenous village in Guatemala killed 11 people and injured at least nine more on Tuesday, the emergency services said.

Guatemala's jailed former VP agrees to extradition to US

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former vice president, in jail pending possible trial for alleged graft, said Thursday she had agreed to be extradited to the United States to face charges related to drug trafficking.
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