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Tensions rise ahead of the presidential election in Guatemala

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

The next few weeks of campaigning in Guatemala will be tense, as many hold their breath in anticipation of further disruption in a presidential election marred by chaos and inconsistencies.


In Guatemala, an unlikely candidate qualifies for the presidential runoff

Monday, July 03, 2023

The race for the presidency took a surprising twist: A left-wing, anti-corruption candidate has secured a place in the runoff vote in August. (Story aired on Weekend Edition Sunday on June 2, 2023.)


In Guatemala, an unlikely candidate qualifies for the runoff vote

Sunday, July 02, 2023

In Guatemala, the race for the Presidency has taken a surprising twist: A left-wing, anti-corruption candidate has confounded all expectations and secured a place in the runoff vote in August.


Guatemalans vote for their president today, but few have faith in the process

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Guatemalans will head to the polls today, but some of the leading presidential candidate have been barred from running and voter apathy and mistrust reign.


Antigua is being threatened by vague planning laws and rampant development

Sunday, December 18, 2022

The historic integrity of Antigua, the Guatemalan UNESCO World Heritage site, is being threatened by vague planning laws and rampant development.


Renowned journalist arrested in Guatemala's political crackdown

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Guatemalan authorities have arrested a prominent journalist and outspoken critic of the government, prompting outrage on the part of human rights activists.


Guatemalan democracy is weakening

Saturday, June 11, 2022

There's been a lot of talk about democracy at this weeks Summit of Americas in Los Angeles. Some attendants are alarmed at an increasing deterioration of the rule of law in Guatemala.


Ex-Honduran President Hernández will be extradited to the U.S. on drugs charges

Thursday, April 21, 2022

A plane from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is scheduled to arrive in Honduras early Thursday to take former President Juan Orlando Hernández to the U.S. to face drug and weapons charges.


International court case pits mining interests against Indigenous land rights

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Batteries for electric cars are creating demand for more nickel — and a court case brought by an Indigenous community near a Guatemalan nickel mine could have broad implications.


Ex-paramilitaries in Guatemala sentenced to prison for raping Indigenous women

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Judges in Guatemala City on Monday found five men guilty of raping three dozen women some 40 years ago — during the height of the violence in Guatemala's long civil conflict.


Guatemala's rural and indigenous communities are hit hardest by COVID-19

Sunday, December 05, 2021

The Mayan communities of Guatemala are among the world's most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19 due to many factors, including their centuries-long marginalization by the country's ruling elite.


Nicaragua Sees Democracy Crisis As President Ortega Jails Potential Election Rivals

Saturday, June 12, 2021

President Daniel Ortega continues to crack down on political opponents, jailing at least seven potential challengers in November's presidential election.


Harris Heads To Guatemala

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris is visiting Guatemala this week, as part of the Biden administration's effort to address the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States.


Thousands Of Migrants Travel To Guatemala Hoping To Reach U.S.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

A migrant caravan consisting of thousands of Hondurans is moving north with the aim of reaching the U.S., and a less restrictive border policy under a Biden administration.


Official Alleges The U.S. Has Deported Many COVID-19-Positive Migrants To Guatemala

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Health Minister Hugo Monroy said deportees from the United States now account for a large number of coronavirus cases in the country, although Guatemala's president has cited only four cases.


Alejandro Giammattei, Guatemala's President-Elect, To Take Office

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Guatemala inaugurates a new president Tuesday who has vowed to end the poverty and violence that have sent Guatemalans fleeing to the U.S. Analysts doubt he'll make real reforms.


U.S. Sends First Migrant To Guatemala Under Asylum Agreement

Friday, November 22, 2019

A Honduran seeking asylum in the U.S. has been sent to Guatemala where he must first seek asylum under a deal brokered with Guatemala in July. He is the first to be removed under the agreement.


President Nayib Bukele Promises To Transform El Salvador

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

El Salvador's new president ran his campaign largely on social media and his first actions as president have been made through tweets. His supporters love it. His detractors describe it as autocratic.


Killings Of Guatemala's Indigenous Activists Raise Specter Of Human Rights Crisis

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Indigenous groups and human rights activists worry that the violence that raged through their communities in the 1970s and 1980s is making a comeback.


More Honduran Migrants Make Their Way From Guatemala Toward The U.S.

Friday, January 18, 2019

The migrants are encountering crowded shelters, strained resources, and residents who are not as generous as they were with a previous caravan that was making its way to the U.S.-Mexico border.