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Guatemalan presidential candidate arrested in Miami in drug-trafficking plot

1:05am BST

GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemalan presidential candidate was arrested in Miami on Wednesday and charged with an elaborate plot to use drug cartel money to win the election and assassinate rivals, according to U.S. officials, two months before voters head to the polls.

Guatemala's anti-graft candidate slams brief detention in Honduras

12 Apr 2019

TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemalan presidential hopeful known for taking on high-profile corruption cases as attorney general said on Thursday she was detained at an airport in Honduras before abruptly leaving the country shortly afterward.

Guatemala amnesty would free war criminals, soldiers who held women as sex slaves

27 Mar 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Starting in 1982, during one of the darkest moments of Guatemala’s civil war, at least 11 Mayan Q’eqchi indigenous women were kidnapped, enslaved and raped over a period of six years at an army camp in the jungle.

Guatemalan judge orders arrest of former attorney general

20 Mar 2019

GUATEMALA CITY A Guatemalan judge has ordered the arrest of former attorney general and presidential candidate Thelma Aldana on charges including embezzlement, the police said on Tuesday, amid an escalating campaign on high-profile corruption and rights cases.

U.S. suspends some military aid to Guatemala over 'misuse' of vehicles

15 Mar 2019

GUATEMALA CITY The U.S. Department of Defense has scaled back the transfer of equipment and military training it provides to Guatemala to protest the "misuse" of vehicles it donated to the country, a U.S. embassy spokesman said on Thursday.

Hundreds of Central American migrants enter Mexico with few checks

18 Jan 2019

TAPACHULA, Mexico Hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining around 1,000 other people from Central America who crossed a day earlier and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.

New caravan of Honduran migrants crosses into Mexico

18 Jan 2019

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico, Jan 18 A group of Honduran migrants entered southern Mexico on Friday, joining more than 1,000 people who departed Central America in recent days headed to the United States and putting to the test Mexico's vows to guarantee the safe and orderly flow of people.

Nearly 1,000 Central American migrants in new caravans enter Mexico

18 Jan 2019

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala Almost 1,000 Central American migrants entered southern Mexico on Thursday in a test of the new government's pledge to manage an ongoing exodus fueled by violence and poverty that has strained relations with the Trump administration.

Guatemalan farms shift to palm oil, fueling family migration

08 Jan 2019

RAXRUHA, Guatemala In the poor, hot region of Guatemala that was home to a seven-year-old migrant girl before she died in U.S. border custody last month, palm oil cultivation is taking over from subsistence farming, adding to pressure on people to leave. | Video

RPT-FEATURE-Guatemalan farms shift to palm oil, fueling family migration

07 Jan 2019

RAXRUHA, Guatemala, Jan 6 In the poor, hot region of Guatemala that was home to a seven-year-old migrant girl before she died in U.S. border custody last month, palm oil cultivation is taking over from subsistence farming, adding to pressure on people to leave.

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