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U.N. anti-graft investigator barred from re-entering Guatemala

The head of a U.N.-backed commission probing corruption in Guatemala was barred from re-entering the country Tuesday, further defanging the investigative body days after President Jimmy Morales announced he would …


Guatemala president shuts down U.N. anti-corruption commission

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Friday shut down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that has pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes – including one pending against him over purported …


Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala is to move its embassy to Jerusalem, President Jimmy Morales announced on Sunday, following in the controversial footsteps of U.S. President Donald Trump. In a statement …


Guatemala court: President can’t expel head of U.N. commission

Guatemala’s highest court ruled Tuesday that President Jimmy Morales cannot expel the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission from the country.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Guatemala’s president plunges into constitutional crisis

President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday he was expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating his campaign’s financing – only to have the order quickly blocked by …


Guatemalan president vows change after fire kills 35 girls in shelter

Guatemala’s president called for a restructuring of his country’s youth shelter system following a fire that killed at least 35 girls at an overcrowded government facility for children, while grieving …