Tag: Alvaro Colom

Heavy Rains Lash Central America And Leave At Least 19 Dead

Today in Latin America Top Story — Torrential rains caused by a tropical depression have slammed into Central America and left at least 19 people dead, with more than 40,000 […] Read More >

Pérez Molina Leads Guatemala Election But Faces November Run-Off

The former military general who promised a tough stance on violent crime took first place in Guatemala’s presidential elections Sunday, but failed to garner over 50 percent of the vote […] Read More >

Guatemala: Former Gen. Pérez Molina Leads In Presidential Elections

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Guatemalan military man Otto Pérez Molina led the country’s presidential race late Sunday evening. Molina, a former general with a questionable human […] Read More >

Guatemala Detains 2 Suspects In Killing Of Facundo Cabral; Body Returned To Argentina

Two men have been detained in last weekend’s killing of famed Argentine folksinger Facundo Cabral in Guatemala, according to a Guatemalan investigator. The suspects were seen on a hotel surveillance tape […] Read More >

Guatemala’s Colom Blames Drug Cartels In Death Of Folksinger Cabral

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom said Monday that organized crime groups were behind the shooting death of one of Latin America’s most revered folksingers […] Read More >

Guatemala Court Rejects First Lady’s Bid For President; Torres Accused Of “Legal Fraud”

The recently divorced first lady of Guatemala’s bid for president hit a road block on Wednesday after the country’s supreme electoral court disqualified her for “supposed legal fraud.” First lady […] Read More >

Costa Rica And Guatemala Reject Legalizing Drugs To Stop Violence

The presidents of Costa Rica and Guatemala rejected Sunday a recommendation from a committee of former Latin American presidents to legalize “soft” drugs in an effort to help mitigate violence […] Read More >

Guatemala Arrests Zeta Member In Connection To Massacre

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan President Álvaro Colom announced Wednesday the arrest of an alleged Zeta leader and former Guatemalan soldier in connection with the killing of […] Read More >

Guatemala Accuses Zetas Drug Cartel Of Carrying Out Petén Massacre

Today in Latin America Top Story — Guatemalan officials on Monday attributed Saturday’s massacre of 29 people in the northern province of Petén to the Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel also […] Read More >

Ban Ki-moon Meets With Central American Leaders To Discuss Regional Security

Today in Latin America Top Story — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon promised to support Central America in its fight against insecurity and violence during a meeting with regional leaders in […] Read More >