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Guatemala: Where power and corruption intersect

Jimmy Morales

Two years ago, then President of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, made headlines around the world after a corruption scandal came to light involving himself and senior officials of his administration, including then Vice President Roxana Baldetti.

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Cuban Medical Brigade celebrates 18 years in Guatemala

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Cuban doctors, nurses, technicians, and other professionals continue sharing their love today in all corners of Guatemala, just as they first did 18 years ago.
The dedication of this army of white coats, as Comandante en Jefe Fi­del Cas­tro named them, has earned the affection and respect of many people in this land, as was made clear during the celebration commemorating their arrival in 1998, following Hurricane Mitch.

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Indigenous and campesino protesters march against corruption

Codeca Guatemala

Representatives from both sectors explained that protests come in response to the national government’s failure to resolve important social issues. Hundreds of indigenous and campesino protesters will march through the main streets of the Guatemalan capital denouncing government corruption and the criminalization of social movements.

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Guatemala committed to integration

Raul Morales Guatemala

This Friday, June 3, the Ministerial Council of the organization met, and Granma spoke exclusively with the Foreign Minister of Guatemala, Carlos Raúl Morales, who referred to climate change, combating drug trafficking and the state of relations with Cuba.

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Playa Girón and the uprising in Guatemala

Playa Giron Guatemala

Five months before the invasion at Playa Girón, November 13, 1960, Cuban pilots being trained in Guatemala by the CIA to attack the island, bombed Guatemalan military forces leading an uprising against the government of General Miguel Idígoras.

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President of Guatemala resigns over corruption scandal

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Guatemala awakes today without a president after Otto Pérez Molina resigned on September 2, following an arrest warrant issued by the Public Ministry over his involvement in customs fraud ring, La Línea, reported TeleSUR’s correspondent in the country, Mario Rosales, on his twitter account. Likewise, official presidential spokesman, Jorge Ortega, told news agency EFE that Pérez Molina signed the letter of resignation at 7:00pm local time on Wednesday, September 2. (01:00 GMT Thursday, September 3).

El Paso Diary: The Battle Over the Solo Fax

Luis Posada Carriles

Today the prosecution suffered a profound setback. Judge Kathleen Cardone ruled that a key document that links Luis Posada Carriles to the financing of a series of bombings in Havana in 1997 was inadmissible.

El Paso Diary: The Battle for the Passport

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It seems that we were all anxious for the trial of Luis Posada Carriles in El Paso to get moving again, after a 48-hour recess due to the historic storm that descended on this Texan valley. We all arrived very early, at the same time: just before 8:30 a.m. The morning freeze from our walk over here clung to us, even inside the courthouse, and none of us dared to take off our coats. Since the courtroom was still locked, the defense attorneys, prosecutors, FBI agents, assistants, journalists, Luis Posada Carriles, and this attorney for Venezuela who writes to you, gathered together in the hallway, waiting for someone to open the door.