Guatemala arrests 11 in medicine-buying kickback scheme

Prosecutors in Guatemala have detained 11 people in connection with a medicine-buying kickback scheme at public hospitals.

Corruption-weary Guatemalans elect comedian as President
Corruption-weary Guatemalans elect comedian as President

Morales, a comic actor and TV personality with no political experience, had 69 percent of the vote to 31 percent for former first lady Sandra Torres. 

Guatemala mudslide: 264 dead, 40 still missing

Search and rescue efforts will continue through the weekend, but officials have said they will meet Monday to determine when to end the operation.

Guatemala mudslide toll rises to 253 dead

The mounting toll from a mudslide that buried a Guatemalan community on October 1 has risen to 253 confirmed dead, authorities said Friday, with several hundred more unaccounted for.

Guatemala presidential candidate quits race alleging fraud

Conservative Manuel Baldizon has withdrawn from Guatemala`s presidential race with a comedian who made his name playing a simpleton who almost becomes president in pole position to leGad the Central American country.

Scandal-hit Guatemala's presidential race looks set for run-off

Guatemala looked bound for a presidential election run-off as early results showed the three leading candidates splitting the vote on Sunday, prolonging political uncertainty just days after a graft scandal toppled the president. 

Graft-weary Guatemalans to choose a new president

Guatemalans disgusted with rampant corruption that felled their president are set to vote Sunday in elections many see as meaningless without a vast political system cleanup.

Guatemala's interim president to help with current crisis

 Guatemala`s new interim president Alejandro Maldonado assured Congress on Friday that he would help find a solution to the country`s current crisis.

Anger as Guatemala votes amid graft scandals

The wave of political turmoil that toppled Guatemala's president has overshadowed tomorrow's vote to elect a new leader an election many fear could put a lid on the anti-corruption drive.

Guatemala, wracked by 36 years of civil war

Guatemala, Central America`s most populated country, has been wracked by 36 years of civil war, organized crime and poverty.

Guatemala judge orders detention of President Perez

A Guatemalan judge has issued a detention order for President Otto Perez, the attorney general´s office said on Wednesday, amid a graft scandal that has gutted his government and plunged Guatemala into chaos days before a presidential election.

Arrest warrant issued for Guatemala`s president: Prosecutor

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

Growing a cup of coffee requires 100 litres of water!
Growing a cup of coffee requires 100 litres of water!

More than 100 litres of water goes into growing an average cup of coffee. This and other factors have contributed to the plight of coffee farmers in poorer nations along the equator.

5.6-magnitude earthquake shakes Guatemala

 A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook several villages in southern and central Guatemala Saturday, including the capital, according to the national seismological institute Insivumeh. 

Attacks leave four Guatemala bus workers dead

Four public transport workers were killed Tuesday in a spate of attacks by armed assailants in Guatemala, one of Latin America`s most violent countries.

Guatemalan defender Pablo Villatoro shot dead

Guatemalan professional footballer Pablo Villatoro was shot dead Thursday in a road rage incident, police said. 

Former Guatemala president exhumed as cemetery sinks

The remains of former Guatemalan president Miguel Garcia Granados were exhumed and relocated Friday, nearly 140 years since his death, after parts of his cemetery began subsiding, his descendants said.

Thousands march against corruption-plagued Guatemala president

Some 5,000 protesters marched in downtown Guatemala City demanding the resignation of the country's corruption-plagued president, who lost a fight for immunity from prosecution earlier this week.

US indicts 17 Colombia alleged traffickers

 The United States announced Tuesday it had indicted 17 alleged leaders and associates of Colombia`s powerful Clan Usuga drug gang, who would all risk life in prison if ever convicted.

Guatemalan President vows to stay despite graft probe

Guatemalan President Otto Perez said Thursday he has no plans to resign despite being investigated for corruption and facing the possible lifting of his presidential immunity.