Category: Guatemala

Former Guatemalan Dictator on Trial For Genocide Declared “Unfit”

Top Story — An official team of government-backed doctors declared 89-year-old former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efraín Ríos Montt is “mentally incompetent,” a consensus that could stall his ongoing trial on […] Read More >

Corruption Scandals Deepen in Honduras, Guatemala

Top Story — Corruption scandals in Honduras and Guatemala continue to grow amid protest movements calling for the ouster of both countries’ presidents. On Wednesday, Guatemalan prosecutors announced corruption claims […] Read More >

Guatemalan Congress to Review Presidential Immunity Amid Corruption Scandals

Top Story — Guatemala’s Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the legislature to decide whether it will pursue the impeachment of President Otto Pérez Molina, who has faced […] Read More >

Guatemalan Ministers, Intelligence Chief Resign Amid Series of Corruption Scandals

Top Story — The Guatemalan intelligence chief, as well as the ministers of the interior, environment and energy resigned on Thursday over a series of separate corruption scandals that have […] Read More >

As Corruption Case Unfolds, Guatemalans Call for President’s Resignation

Top Story — Thousands of Guatemalans staged a protest in the capital on Saturday, calling for the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina after his vice president stepped down in […] Read More >

Guatemalans File $1 Billion Lawsuit Over U.S. Government Research that Exposed Subjects to STDs

NEW YORK — More than 750 Guatemalans filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. city of Baltimore against Johns Hopkins University, drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb and The Rockefeller Foundation over their […] Read More >

Officials Make Plans to Address Migrant Crisis, Despite Tensions

Top Story – Officials from the U.S., Mexico and Central America are moving to address the unaccompanied minor crisis, but friction over the issue persists. U.S. justice officials met on […] Read More >

State of Emergency in Guatemala Town After Clashes

Top Story — Guatemala declared a “state of prevention” Monday in a municipality outside Guatemala City after eleven people died in violence last week, the Associated Press reported. The emergency measures […] Read More >

Oxlajuj Baktun: Maya Era Ends, As Longstanding Tensions Remain

HUEHUETENANGO, Guatemala — Events here during the much-awaited end of the Oxlajuj Baktun, a 5,129-year period in the long Mayan calendar, provide a clear reflection of the divisions and challenges faced […] Read More >

Erick Barrondo Becomes Guatemala’s First Olympic Medalist

Top Story — Erick Barrondo on Saturday became Guatemala’s first-ever Olympic medalist by winning a silver medal in the 20-km race walk in London. Barrondo finished 11 seconds behind the first-place finisher from […] Read More >