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The candidates vying to be Guatemala's next president
The candidates vying to be Guatemala's next president

Guatemala's tumultuous presidential election is headed for a run-off on October 25 that will pit the surprise frontrunner, a comedian, against either a former first lady or a millionaire businessman, currently neck-and-neck.

The candidates vying to be Guatemala's next president
Nobel winner Menchu hails Guatemala's 'great awakening'
Nobel winner Menchu hails Guatemala's 'great awakening'

Guatemalan Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchu sees the unprecedented protests calling for the ouster of President Otto Perez as a historic moment for a country long torn by violence.

Nobel winner Menchu hails Guatemala's 'great awakening'
Guatemala's president may face corruption trial
Guatemala's president may face corruption trial

Guatemala's Supreme Court gave a green light for embattled President Otto Perez to be investigated for graft in the corruption scandal rocking his government.

Guatemala's president may face corruption trial
Photo © Turar Kazangapov.
11 new ambassadors start working in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Secretary of State Adilbek Dzhaksybekov has received letters of credence from ambassadors of 11 countries.

11 new ambassadors start working in Kazakhstan
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Jewish community 'forced out' of Guatemalan village

A community of 230 Orthodox Jews began leaving the Guatemalan Indian village where they have lived for six years after claims of discrimination.

Jewish community 'forced out' of Guatemalan village
Guatemala army chief of staff dies in helicopter crash: govt
Guatemala army chief of staff dies in helicopter crash: govt

Guatemalan army chief of staff Rudy Ortiz and four other military officers died when their helicopter crashed in a mountainous region.

Guatemala army chief of staff dies in helicopter crash: govt
Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants
Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants

President Barack Obama met Friday with three Central American leaders to try to get control of an humanitarian crisis triggered by a tide of child migrants crossing the southern US border.

Obama, Central American leaders meet on child migrants
Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter US
Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter US

The body of a 15-year-old who died while trying to migrate illegally into the United States was repatriated to Guatemala Friday, amid a raging US debate over how to stem a flood of similar cases.

Body of Guatemala teen sent home after failed attempt to enter US
Guatemalan ex-guerrilla convicted of indigenous massacre
Guatemalan ex-guerrilla convicted of indigenous massacre

A Guatemalan court handed down the country's first conviction of a leftist guerrilla leader for the killings of indigenous farmers during the 1960-1996 civil war.

Guatemalan ex-guerrilla convicted of indigenous massacre
Biden to discuss child migrants at Guatemala visit
Biden to discuss child migrants at Guatemala visit

US Vice President Joe Biden travels to Guatemala on Friday to discuss the growing numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico illegally trying to cross the US border.

Biden to discuss child migrants at Guatemala visit
Swiss sentence Guatemalan ex-police chief to life over prisoner killings
Swiss sentence Guatemalan ex-police chief to life over prisoner killings

Guatemala's former police chief Erwin Sperisen on Friday received a life sentence in Switzerland for seven murders committed in the Central American country.

Swiss sentence Guatemalan ex-police chief to life over prisoner killings
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Tropical storm Boris to slam Mexico, Guatemala

Tropical storm Boris bore down on Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday, bringing drenching rains all the way to the Guatemala border, days after deadly flooding and mudslides in the region.

Tropical storm Boris to slam Mexico, Guatemala
Juana Chox Yac with her family. Photo courtesy of prensalibre.com
World's most ancient woman could be 120-year-old Guatemalan

A Guatemalan woman who used to pick coffee and tend sheep -- and who will turn 121 in November -- could be the world's oldest by far, a national newspaper reported.

World's most ancient woman could be 120-year-old Guatemalan
Guatemala ex-leader gets six years in New York
Guatemala ex-leader gets six years in New York

Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo was sentenced in New York to five years and 10 months in prison Thursday for a $2.5 million bribery scandal.

Guatemala ex-leader gets six years in New York
Humanitarian aid. ©RIA
Kazakhstan to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

Kazakhstan will render $2 million worth of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan this year.

Kazakhstan to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan
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Facebook helps Guatemalan family separated by war reunite decades later

Guatemalan siblings who lost contact during the country's turbulent 1960-1996 civil strife have been reunited 31 years later, with some help from Facebook.

Facebook helps Guatemalan family separated by war reunite decades later
Guatemala extradites ex-president to US
Guatemala extradites ex-president to US

Guatemala extradited former president Alfonso Portillo to the United States on Friday to face charges of laundering $70 million of swindled government funds through US banks.

Guatemala extradites ex-president to US
Ex-Guatemalan ruler found guilty of genocide
Ex-Guatemalan ruler found guilty of genocide

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide and war crimes Friday in a landmark ruling stemming from massacres of indigenous people in his country's long civil war.

Ex-Guatemalan ruler found guilty of genocide
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Guatemalan arrested with $31,000 in stomach

A Guatemalan woman was arrested at Panama's international airport as she tried to enter the country with more than $31,000 in cash stashed inside her stomach.

Guatemalan arrested with $31,000 in stomach
Mayan temple damaged in tourist 'apocalypse' frenzy
Mayan temple damaged in tourist 'apocalypse' frenzy

Tourists flocking to Guatemala for "end of the world" parties have damaged an ancient stone temple at Tikal, the largest archeological site and urban center of the Mayan civilization.

Mayan temple damaged in tourist 'apocalypse' frenzy