Conservative Manuel Baldizon has withdrawn from Guatemala`s presidential race with a comedian who made his name playing a simpleton who almost becomes president in pole position to leGad the Central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