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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Guatemala Mayor ‘Tres Kiebres’: The Art of Being ‘3 Times Broken’

(InsightCrime) The atmosphere was light, almost jovial, as Ipala's Mayor Esduin Javier turned to the next item on...

Former Guatemalan vice-president tells judge she’s innocent

(AP) — Guatemala’s former vice president has told a judge that she is innocent of corruption charges and...

Amid Elite Crime Scandals, Central America Continues Anti-Gang Focus

QCostarica via InsightCrime - Authorities in Central America have arrested hundreds of suspected gang members in recent days...

Another Setback for Mining in Guatemala

The Constitutional Court has confirmed the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice, which last June suspended the...

Unstoppable Smuggling in the Northern Triangle

Guatemalan businessmen are demanding stricter laws to combat the illegal entry of goods from Mexico, which are now...

Children Having Children

QFEATURED (By Linda Forsel) Last year I was told the story of a man who sexually abused five...

US Ambassador to Guatemala Calls Congressmen “Idiots” for Hiring Firm to Improve US Relations

(Q24N) United States Ambassador to Guatemala Todd Robinson openly criticized Congressmen in Guatemala who hired a lobbying firm...

Guatemalan Newspaper Calls Out US For Contradictory Stance on War against Drugs

Guatemala’s most influential newspaper, Prensa Libre, published a strong criticism of the United States’ recent comments about fighting drugs. The...

U.S. Asks Guatemala To Extradite Former Vice President Over Drug Trafficking Charges

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Guatemalans Score Win Versus Canada Mining Firm

Q24N - A group of Guatemalan men who faced the brutal suppression of their peaceful protest won a...

Northern Triangle: A Never-Ending Crisis?

(Q24N) For years, the set of countries known as the Northern Triangle –Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras– has...

‘La Patrona’ Escape from Guatemala Prison Spotlights Institutional Corruption

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org - A former mayoral candidate turned criminal leader in Guatemala has escaped from one of the...

Australian Backpackers Kidnapped in Guatemala Live To Tell Their Story

(Q24N) Two young Australian backpackers have told their horror account of being kidnapped, assaulted and robbed at gunpoint...

Turkey Turns to Central America

Q24N - Guatemala last week opened an embassy in Ankara, at the same time as Turkey hosted the...

Audio Reveals Details of Guatemala Fire that Killed 40 Girls

(Q24N) Recordings of three survivors from a massive fire in Guatemala that killed 40 has been released by...

Guatemala President Admits State Responsibility in Shelter Fire

Q24N - As many outraged Guatemalans are calling for his resignation over the fire, Morales said that the...

Guatemala President Halts Promise to Donate 60 Percent of His Salary amid Legal Issues

(Q24N) Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has announced he will no longer be donating 60 percent of his salary. Morales...

The Dangerous Politicization of Guatemala’s Justice System

(Q24N) Prosecutor Thelma Aldana and CICIG — an international commission that acts in Guatemala to avoid impunity —...

Guatemala Judge Flees Country Fearing Own Judiciary Colleague

(Q24N via Insightcrime.org) A Supreme Court magistrate in Guatemala has allegedly pressured a judge handling her son's case,...

Guatemala Proposes to Legalize Gay Marriage

Q24N - Congressmen of various political parties in Guatemala are preparing an initiative that seeks to reform the...

Small-Scale Drug Trafficking Spreads Throughout Guatemala

Q24N -  A Guatemalan anti-narcotics prosecutor announced that the sale of drugs not only persists in the metropolitan...

Uber Launches in Guatemala, with Taxi Drivers Prepared to Fight Back

Q24N - The controversial transportation company made the announcement on its website this week, listing Guatemala City, Antigua...

Guatemala’s Mafia State

Q24N - Insightcrime.org  - Former Guatemalan Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla -- a decorated war hero and a...

Too Many Dollars in Guatemala

(Q24N) In the first nine months of the year the Bank of Guatemala has intervened in the exchange...

Central Banker Bargains Way Out of Prison in Guatemala

(Q24N) A former president of Guatemala’s Central Bank who admitted involvement in laundering $30 million will avoid serving...

Guatemala Business Tycoon Busted for Tax Fraud

One of Guatemala's most important business figures has been arrested for tax evasion, as the corruption scandals that...

Guatemala is pioneer of fruit and vegetable exports

(Q24N) FreshPlaza.com -  Frutesa is a Guatemalan company devoted to the export of fresh fruits and vegetables, mainly...

Guatemala and the New Law on Banking Secrecy

(Q24N) Guatemala's ne tax law allows authorities to access taxpayers banking information through an order issued by a...

Panama Papers Reveal Offshore Account of Guatemala Drug ‘Queen’

(Q24N) The Panama Papers data leak exposed an offshore account belonging to a Guatemalan drug trafficker and money...

Number of Violent Deaths has Risen to 1,374 in Guatemala

(Prensa Latina) The National Institute of Forensic Sciences in Guatemala (Inacif) has reported a figure of 1,374 deaths...

63 Children Die Due to Violence in Guatemala This Year

Q24N (Prensa Latina) At least 63 children have been killed, as a result of the rise in violence...

Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, US to Review Joint Plan

(Prensa Latina) Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez, confirmed that representatives of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador will hold a...

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