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Guatemala President Expels UN Anti-Corruption Chief

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday he is expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating the president’s campaign financing. Read more

Guatemala Says US Requests Extradition of Ex-Vice President

Guatemala’s foreign ministry said late Wednesday that the United States formally requested the extradition of former Vice President Roxana Baldetti on drug trafficking charges. Read more

Fugitive Mexican Politician Wanted on Organised Crime Charges Held In Guatemala

A former Mexican governor accused of mishandling millions of dollars from programs for the poor was arrested Saturday in Guatemala, according to the Mexican attorney general’s office. Read more

Former Guatemala Mayor Jailed For Expelling Jewish Group

The former mayor of a town in western Guatemala has been sentenced to a year in prison for forcing out a community of ultra-Orthodox Jews in 2014, prosecutors said Tuesday. Read more

US To Seek Extradition of Guatemalan Ex-Vice President Roxana Baldetti, on Drug Trafficking Charges

Former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and an ex-minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla have been indicted on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Read more

Israeli Tourist Killed In Guatemala

Hadas Ayyish, a 60-year-old resident of Kiryat Tivon, was killed when her raft capsized on the Cahabon river in Guatemala during the course of a group tour. Read more

Guatemala – Lev Tahor Cult In Guatemala Resettles, Claiming Harassment

Oratorio, Guatemala – A community of Orthodox Jews living outside Guatemala’s capital moved out Sunday, claiming persecution because of their faith. Read more

Lev Tahor Cult Face New Round of Legal Action In Guatemala

Two and a half years after Lev Tahor fled Canada amid a variety of legal battles, members of the ultra-conservative Jewish sect are facing a government crackdown in their new home. Read more

Guatemalan Ex-Mayor Charged In Expulsion of Jewish Lev Tahor Sect

A court in Guatemala indicted the ex-mayor of a small town in the Central American nation for “participating in the expulsion of a religious community.” Read more