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Guatemalan president may be investigated in campaign finance case

Guatemalan president may be investigated in campaign finance case

Guatemala City – Guatemala’s top court opened the way on Monday for an investigation of President Jimmy Morales for alleged illegal campaign finances, but Congress will have the final say on removing his presidential immunity and could yet block the probe. The attorney general of the Central American nation and a U.N.-backed anti-graft body said […]

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Guatemalan pleads guilty in FIFA scandal

Guatemalan pleads guilty in FIFA scandal

New York – A 63-year-old former official in Guatemala’s Football Federation broke down in tears as he pleaded guilty in New York Friday to wire fraud and conspiracy in the massive corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer. Hector Trujillo, who served as general secretary of the Guatemalan federation from 2009 to 2015 and also […]

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US charges former Guatemalan VP and minister with drug trafficking

US charges former Guatemalan VP and minister with drug trafficking

Guatemala City – Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and an ex-minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla have been indicted on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti and Lopez, who were tied to a corruption scandal in Guatemala, are facing charges in a Washington D.C. court for conspiracy to distribute five […]

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Guatemala arrests Supreme Court judge in corruption probe

Guatemala arrests Supreme Court judge in corruption probe

Guatemala City – A Guatemalan Supreme Court judge was arrested on Wednesday accused of influence trafficking, prosecutors said, in the latest anti-corruption drive in the Central American country. Blanca Stalling was walking in the capital, Guatemala City, when she was arrested while wearing a red wig and sunglasses, according to Julia Barrera, a spokeswoman for […]

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Guatemalan official arrested in FIFA probe

Guatemalan official arrested in FIFA probe

Guatemala City – Jimenez, 61, was detained in an apartment in a posh suburb of Guatemala City, the head of the national civil police force Nery Ramos told reporters. As well as being president of the Guatemalan soccer federation, Jimenez was a member of the FIFA committee for fair play and social responsibility. Ramos said […]

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Guatemalan judge arrested in FIFA probe

Guatemalan judge arrested in FIFA probe

Orlando – Federal agents boarded a Disney cruise ship in Florida yesterday to arrest a Guatemalan judge who is one of dozens of football officials charged by US prosecutors investigating corruption in the sport’s world governing body FIFA. A spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that Héctor Trujillo, 62, was arrested by US […]

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Guatemalan president accused of corruption resigns

Guatemalan president accused of corruption resigns

  Guatemala City – Embattled Guatemalan President Otto Perez announced his resignation Thursday, after a warrant was issued for his arrest for allegedly masterminding a huge fraud scheme. The conservative leader, in power since 2012, decided to step down to confront “individually the proceedings against him,” his spokesman Jorge Ortega said, hours after the arrest […]

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Guatemala ex-VP arrested

Guatemala ex-VP arrested

Guantemela City – Guatemala’s former vice president was arrested on corruption charges Friday, after resigning over revelations of a massive customs bribery ring. With just over two weeks to go to general elections, Roxana Baldetti was taken into custody at a hospital where she had been undergoing treatment, prosecution spokeswoman Julia Barrera told journalists. The […]

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3 men nabbed in Guatemalan anthropologist’s death

3 men nabbed in Guatemalan anthropologist’s death

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan authorities on Tuesday detained three men accused of participating in the killing of an anthropologist who documented human rights violations during Guatemala’s civil war. National Police spokesman Pablo Castillo said the men were detained in the slaying of Myrna Mack, who was stabbed to death outside her Guatemala City office in 1990. […]