Guatemala

The resumption of the genocide trial against former Guatemalan president Efraín Ríos Montt ended as confusingly as it began, in a theatrical first day of renewed proceedings on Monday. 

Guatemala’s 2014 judicial selection processes demonstrate that a profound modification of the proceedings is overdue.

Guatemala’s Director of Prisons, Edgar Camargo, was arrested on Wednesday, September 3, helping to bring down an alleged extortion group that raked in millions of dollars, property and luxury cars.

The CICIG investigation that took down Byron Lima Oilva's prison crime ring may also shed light on the connection between organized crime and government in Guatemala.

General Rudy Israel Ortiz Ruiz was one of five military officials involved in a helicopter crash Wednesday morning. 

The Guatemalan private sector is targeting malnutrition and education to improve social inclusion.

The International Crisis Group (ICG) released a report on Wednesday detailing the increase in drug-related violence on the Guatemala-Honduras border and calling for immediate action on the part of both national governments to combat the situation.

Claudia Paz y Paz’s exclusion from the list of candidates for attorney general has generated outrage in Guatemala and abroad from human rights groups who say the snub was politically motivated.

Lack of clarity of the regulations and lack of good faith by some community leaders have slowed important investments in Guatemala.

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