Corruption

Guatemala's CICIG: UN-backed anti-corruption body shuts its doors

In its 12 years of existence, CICIG has brought down high-ranking officials, including a president and vice president.

Guatemala's CICIG: UN-backed anti-corruption body shuts its doors

Guatemala

Guatemala arrests former presidential candidate Sandra Torres

Arrest comes on the eve of the UN-backed anti-corruption commission's exit.

Guatemala arrests former presidential candidate Sandra Torres

Corruption

Guatemala's anti-corruption CICIG body to shut down: What to know

As CICIG's mandate comes to an end this week, here's why the anti-corruption body mattered and what happens next.

Guatemala's anti-corruption CICIG body to shut down: What to know

Guatemala

Day of the Disappeared: 'The pain never ends' in Guatemala

An estimated 45,000 people were disappeared during the 36-year civil war in Guatemala.

Day of the Disappeared: 'The pain never ends' in Guatemala

Latin America

Son, brother of outgoing Guatemalan president cleared of fraud

The corruption case has battered outgoing President Jimmy Morales's popularity.

Son, brother of outgoing Guatemalan president cleared of fraud

Guatemala

Alejandro Giammattei wins Guatemala's presidential race

Trained surgeon and former head of country's prison system campaigned on fighting crime and corruption.

Alejandro Giammattei wins Guatemala's presidential race

Latin America

Little hope for change as Guatemala votes in presidential runoff

Sandra Torres, of centrist National Unity of Hope, running up against Alejandro Giammattei, of right-wing Vamos party.

Little hope for change as Guatemala votes in presidential runoff

Latin America

Guatemala election: Migration a key issue in election

This Sunday, August 11, Guatemalans go to polls to choose their next president.

Human Rights

Land, environmental activist killings surge in Guatemala: report

Global Witness finds Guatemala experienced sharpest increase in number of land, environmental defenders murders in 2018.

Land, environmental activist killings surge in Guatemala: report

Guatemala

Guatemalan groups say migration agreement with US is 'illegal'

Newly signed agreement for those seeking asylum in the US is met with outrage among activists and former officials.

Guatemalan groups say migration agreement with US is 'illegal'

Asylum Seekers

US, Guatemala sign controversial migration deal, details unclear

Guatemala's Constitutional Court has blocked its government from entering into a deal without approval of congress.

US, Guatemala sign controversial migration deal, details unclear

Latin America

Why has Guatemala's highlands embraced the American flag?

The US flag is seen on houses, clothing across Guatemala's highlands. But the reasons for its display may surprise you.

Why has Guatemala's highlands embraced the American flag?

Guatemala

Trump threatens Guatemala after court blocks asylum deal

Trump says he's considering 'ban', tariffs and remittance fees after Guatemala dropped plans for safe third country deal

Trump threatens Guatemala after court blocks asylum deal

Opinion

Guatemala's state corruption and the heirs of colonial privilege

Why the Guatemalan business elites have turned against an institution tasked with upholding the rule of law.

Ross Eventon

by Ross Eventon

Ross Eventon

Asylum Seekers

Rights groups vow to challenge Trump's new asylum rule

Rights groups call rule preventing most Central Americans from claiming asylum an attempt to 'dismantle asylum system'.

Rights groups vow to challenge Trump's new asylum rule