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Guatemala heads for elections amid political tumult

Guatemala City - Protesters railed against Guatemala's disgraced ex-president Otto Perez outside his court hearing on corruption allegations Friday, two days before elections that have been upended by his resignation and jailing.

Guatemala swears in new president as ex-leader detained

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress swore in a new president as disgraced former leader Otto Perez was ordered detained to prevent him becoming a fugitive from justice in the Central American nation's long-running corruption saga.

Guatemala judge orders ex-president Perez detained

Guatemala City - A judge ordered the detention Thursday of Guatemala's disgraced president Otto Perez, hours after he resigned his post amid a massive corruption scandal.

Guatemala swears in new president amid corruption storm

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress swore in former judge Alejandro Maldonado as president Thursday as his disgraced predecessor appeared in court over corruption allegations hours after resigning in the face of unprecedented protests.

Otto Perez, Guatemala's fallen crime-fighter

Guatemala City - Guatemala's disgraced ex-president Otto Perez Molina came to power in 2012 promising to crack down on crime, but resigned Thursday after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest over allegations of massive corruption.

Guatemalan president in court after resigning

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress accepted president Otto Perez's resignation Thursday as he appeared in court over corruption allegations following unprecedented protests that have upended the political scene, three days from elections.

Calculating the cost of corruption in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Guatemalan politics has been upended by a corruption scandal that has President Otto Perez backed against the ropes -- but just how much money has been stolen?

Arrest warrant issued for Guatemala's president: prosecutor

Guatemala City - A judge issued an arrest warrant for Guatemala's President Otto Perez, who faces prosecution for allegedly masterminding a huge fraud scheme, a prosecutor said, a day after he was stripped of his immunity.

Nobel winner Menchu hails Guatemala's 'great awakening'

Guatemala City - Guatemalan Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchu sees the unprecedented protests calling for the ouster of President Otto Perez as a historic moment for a country long torn by violence, poverty and inequality.

Guatemalan president will be convicted of graft: AG

Guatemala City - Guatemala's attorney general said Wednesday she is confident embattled President Otto Perez will be convicted of corruption, as the country's top court rejected his challenge to prosecutors' moves to try him.

Guatemalan Congress strips president's immunity

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress voted to strip embattled President Otto Perez of his immunity, clearing the way for him to be prosecuted for allegedly masterminding a multi-million-dollar corruption scheme.

Guatemalan Congress strips president's immunity

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress voted Tuesday to strip embattled President Otto Perez's immunity, clearing the way for him to be prosecuted over allegations he masterminded a multi-million-dollar corruption scheme.

Otto Perez, Guatemalan crime-fighter turned suspect

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina came to power in 2012 promising to crack down on crime, but now the retired general is the one allegedly on the wrong side of the law.

Guatemalan president faces judgment day in Congress

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress convened Tuesday to debate whether to strip embattled President Otto Perez of his immunity and force him to face prosecution over massive corruption that has sparked unprecedented protests.

Guatemala president 'calm' as impeachment storm swirls

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Otto Perez said Monday he is calm and confident he has done nothing wrong, as lawmakers debated stripping his immunity and forcing him to face prosecution on corruption charges.

Top panel urges Guatemalan president face graft trial

Guatemala City - A legislative committee on Saturday recommended that Guatemalan President Otto Perez be stripped of his immunity and face prosecution for a multimillion-dollar corruption scheme he allegedly led.

Guatemala president faces mounting pressure in scandal

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress launched an investigative committee Thursday to consider revoking President Otto Perez's immunity, as thousands of protesters called on him to resign over a swirling corruption scandal.

Guatemala prosecutor calls for president's resignation

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Otto Perez suffered a double setback, after the country's top prosecutor called for his resignation and his ex-vice president was remanded in custody for tax fraud.

Seven inmates' bodies found in trash at Guatemala jail

Guatemala City - The bodies of seven inmates at a maximum-security prison in Guatemala were found stuffed inside garbage bins Wednesday, their remains showing signs of torture, authorities said.

Guatemala ex-VP remanded in custody in corruption case

Guatemala City - A Guatemalan judge ruled Wednesday that former vice president Roxana Baldetti must remain in jail pending trial on charges of defrauding the customs service of millions of dollars.
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