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Two dead after strong quake hits Guatemala

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit western Guatemala early on Wednesday, killing at least two people and causing power outages, as well as damage to some buildings, officials said.

Strong 6.9 magnitude quake hits Guatemala, no reports of deaths, injuries

An earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck early on Wednesday in southwestern Guatemala, near the border with Mexico.

19 children killed in Guatemala child shelter fire

At least 19 children were killed in a fire early on Wednesday at a children`s shelter in central Guatemala.

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales' brother, son held on suspicion of fraud

Guatemala on Wednesday arrested the brother and a son of the country`s president, who swept to victory with an anti-graft campaign, for their alleged involvement in corruption.

Thirteen killed in Guatemala prison riot: Authorities

Thirteen people were killed in a prison riot in Guatemala, among them the former soldier imprisoned for killing a Roman Catholic bishop almost two decades ago, authorities said late on Monday.

Ex-Guatemalan president and VP charged in corruption scheme

Guatemala's former president and vice president were formally charged in a sprawling corruption scheme

Guatemala arrests ex-cabinet ministers in public funds probe

Authorities in Guatemala say police have arrested two former cabinet ministers in connection with the alleged misuse of public funds.

Honduras gets anti-corruption commission

The Organization of American States on Monday established an ambitious new corruption-fighting commission in Honduras aimed at replicating the success of a similar, UN-backed body in Guatemala that brought down that country`s government.

Nearly $1 million in FIFA funds missing in Guatemala: Reports

Nearly $1 million in FIFA funds missing in Guatemala: Reports

Guatemalan soccer federation (Fedefut) received $1.1 mln in nine deposits from FIFA from February to October

Guatemala arrests Ecuadorians smuggling cocaine on boat

Guatemalan anti-narcotics officers have seized 540 kilos of cocaine hidden on a boat.

Seventeen killed in Guatemala prison fight: official

Seventeen people have been killed in fighting inside a maximum security prison in Guatemala, officials said Monday as hundreds of police moved to take control of the facility.

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.

Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee expresses desire of returning to US

He said that he has filed legal motions with the Guatemalan government to avoid extradition to Belize, in hopes of being sent instead to the United States.

John McAfee arrested in Guatemala for illegal entry

Maker of world famous anti-virus software McAfee, John McAfee was arrested by Guatemalan police for illegally entering the country on Wednesday.