Center-Left Surprise in Guatemalan Elections

Left-of-center opposition legislator Bernardo Arévalo shattered all forecasts, seizing second place in Guatemala’s presidential elections on Sunday and advancing to an August runoff. Arévalo will face political boss Sandra Torres.

  • Jun 26, 2023
  • 12:28 PM

Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine

This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • 11:35 AM

‘¡No Nos Callarán!’: Guatemala Continues Attacks on Journalists, Press Freedom

“¡No nos callarán!” —They will not shut us up!— chanted dozens of concerned citizens and journalists outside the Palace of Justice in Guatemala City on Monday morning as they waited for the hearing of prominent journalist José Rubén Zamora.

  • Aug 3, 2022
  • 3:57 PM

Nearly 800 Homes Damaged by Earthquakes in Puerto Rico

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, almost 1,300 earthquakes have shaken the island since the end of last year.

  • Jan 16, 2020
  • 12:14 PM

Mass Shooting in Puerto Rico Leaves 6 Dead, Governor Calls for Emergency Meeting

Sounds of what may be automatic weapon fire were widespread on social media.

  • Oct 16, 2019
  • 1:39 PM

Juan Guaidó Blocked From Leaving Venezuela, Hundreds Arrested

Maduro announced yesterday that he is seeking to expand the presence of local militias in the country to 2 million by mid-April.

  • Jan 30, 2019
  • 12:44 PM

Historic Guatemalan Anti-Corruption Battle Endangered

The U.N. anti-corruption commission, known by its initials as the CICIG, has angered President Jimmy Morales after it helped investigate him, his sons and his brother on accusations of corruption they deny.

  • Jan 8, 2019
  • 5:26 PM

Former Vice President of Guatemala Sentenced to Prison

Roxana Baldetti was charged with illicit association, fraud, and influence peddling.

  • Oct 10, 2018
  • 2:03 PM

Lula Da Silva Withdraws From Brazil’s Presidential Election

He was replaced by the former mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad.

  • Sep 12, 2018
  • 1:17 PM

Venezuela Relaxes Foreign Currency Exchange Controls

The unanimously approved bill will decriminalize the holding and sale of foreign currency allowing exchange offices to be reopened, but the government will continue to control the exchange rate with two different rates.

  • Aug 3, 2018
  • 1:09 PM

Guatemala Judge: Fmr. Pres. Pérez Molina to Be Tried for Corruption (VIDEO)

A Guatemala judge orders the former president to stand trial and remain imprisoned

  • Sep 9, 2015
  • 9:47 AM

Guatemalan Pres. Otto Pérez Molina Resigns (VIDEO)

The president of Guatemala steps down after his immunity is stripped and an arrest warrant is issued

  • Sep 3, 2015
  • 8:00 AM

More Bitter Fruit in Guatemala

While the American media has been obsessing over Donald Trump, here is what’s been happening in Guatemala

  • Aug 28, 2015
  • 1:26 PM

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