Álvaro Colom

The sixty-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) general debate began this morning in New York.

Three of Guatemala’s ten presidential candidates in separate campaign events yesterday promised to leave untouched many of the anti-poverty programs established by outgoing President Álvaro Colom.

If victorious on September 11, presidential front-runner Otto Pérez Molina’s administration would bring in the country’s first female vice president.

The Guatemalan Supreme Court this morning rejected an appeal by former First Lady Sandra Torres to allow her to run for president to in elections on September 11.

The Guatemalan Supreme Electoral Court yesterday ruled against Sandra Torres, ex-wife of President Alvaro Colom, in her bid to compete in the country’s September 11 presidential election.

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