Tag: <span>Otto Pérez Molina</span>

Guatemala Establishment Candidate Exits Presidential Race

Top Story — Guatemala’s presidential runoff on Oct. 25 will have one fewer contestant, after the leading establishment candidate dropped out on Monday. Jimmy Morales, a comedian with no political […] 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 >

Guatemala Implements Police Reform Aimed At Reviewing 20,000 Officers

Guatemala will implement a program to root out corruption in the police and military, according to Mexican daily El Informador. The wide-reaching anti-corruption program marks an effort by the administration […] Read More >

Guatemala’s Perez Molina wants to Discuss Drug Decriminalization

Today in Latin America Top Story — Newly inaugurated Guatemalan President Pérez Molina called for a discussion of regional drug decriminalization during an appearance on Mexico’s Televisa network Wednesday, saying […] Read More >

Daniel Ortega Poised To Win Nicaragua’s Presidency; Perez Molina Wins Second Round

Today in Latin America Top Story — Nicaragua and Guatemala held presidential elections on Sunday, with both contests seeming to shape up according to expectations. Leftwing incumbent Daniel Ortega seemed […] Read More >

Guatemala: Former President Mejía Declared Fugitive For Genocide

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former Guatemalan President Óscar Mejía was declared a fugitive on Thursday by authorities who ordered his arrest to face charges of genocide during […] 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 >