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  • Saturday, July 27th 2019 - 09:33 UTC

    Guatemala caves in and signs migration agreement with the US

    Trump said that in exchange Guatemalan farm workers would get easier access to work on US farms

    The US and Guatemala have signed a migration agreement, days after US President Donald Trump threatened the Central American country with tariffs. Under the deal, migrants from Honduras and El Salvador who pass through Guatemala would be required to stop and seek asylum there first. Migrants who failed to do so would then be ineligible for asylum in the US.

  • Saturday, July 6th 2019 - 23:28 UTC

    Argentina sells two Pampa III jet trainers to Guatemala

    The aircraft, which will be used in pilot training and border control of Guatemala, are identical to those currently used by the Argentine Air Force (FAA)

    A contract for the sale of two Argentine Pampa III jet trainers to the Guatemalan Air Force has been signed in Buenos Aires. The deal, worth US$ 28 million, was signed on 3 July by the Argentine and Guatemalan defense ministers, Oscar Aguad and General Miguel Ralda respectively, along with Antonio Beltramone, the president of Argentine state aircraft manufacturer FAdeA.

  • Friday, June 21st 2019 - 09:28 UTC

    Total vote recount ordered in Guatemala's Sunday presidential election

    Court president Julio Solórzano told journalists in Guatemala City that he had ordered a recount to “clarify disagreements.”

    Guatemala will hold a total vote recount after fraud allegations in the wake of last Sunday's presidential and legislative elections, the country's Supreme Electoral Court announced on Thursday.

  • Tuesday, January 8th 2019 - 07:18 UTC

    UN anti corruption commission given 24 hours to leave Guatemala

    Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel said on Monday that the UN body had 24 hours to leave the country

    Guatemala has said it is withdrawing from a UN-backed anti-corruption commission which has been investigating the country's President Jimmy Morales. Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel said on Monday that the UN body had 24 hours to leave the country.

  • Tuesday, August 16th 2016 - 11:03 UTC

    Guatemalan government makes a call to Apple asking to rename iconic ringtone.

    Marimba of Guatemala

    The movement made up of artists and local authorities has now 7000 signatures of support. The “ Marimba ” ringtone is the classic iPhone ringtone and probably one of the most recognizable ringtones in the world. What most people around the globe don’t know is that the Marimba is the national instrument of Guatemala and one of it’s national symbols.

  • Monday, April 25th 2016 - 05:30 UTC

    Belize-Guatemala incident reignites standing border dispute; OAS calls for a 'lasting peace'

    Guatemala’s Defense Minister, Mansilla, was photographed on the Sarstoon River on Friday, after Guatemala deployed additional troops to the area

    The Organization of American States, OAS, has called on the governments of Belize and Guatemala to avoid an escalation of tensions, and renew efforts to establish a lasting peace. The OAS statement follows a previous repudiating “the death of a Guatemalan minor [Julio Alvarado, 13] at the hands of a Belizean patrol”.

  • Saturday, January 16th 2016 - 10:42 UTC

    Guatemalan president Morales tells the military he wants “justice, not revenge”

    “What I want, as do all Guatemalans, is that justice be done -- but justice, not revenge,” Jimmy Morales said during a military ceremony

    Guatemala's new president, Jimmy Morales, said on Friday he wants “justice, not revenge” in reference to ex-army personnel accused of atrocities during his country's 1960-1996 civil war. Following an armed forces ceremony recognizing him as commander-in-chief just one day after he was sworn in, Morales added that he did not want to see action that would “prejudice” the country's values.

  • Tuesday, October 27th 2015 - 07:55 UTC

    Comedian cowboy who wanted to become president, finally makes it in Guatemala

    “With this election you have made me president, I received a mandate and that mandate is to fight the corruption that has consumed us,” said Morales

    Comedian Jimmy Morales won a landslide victory in Guatemala's presidential race Sunday despite having no political experience, after a campaign upended by a corruption scandal that felled the outgoing president. Morales, a comic actor and TV personality, declared victory after election officials released the resounding results: 68% of the vote for the conservative candidate to 32% for former first lady Sandra Torres.

  • Wednesday, September 16th 2015 - 09:09 UTC

    Guatemalan runoff on 25 October between a comedian and a former first lady

    Morales, an actor famous for playing a simpleton who nearly becomes president, won the first round on September 6 with 23.99% of the vote

    Guatemalan officials confirmed Tuesday that comedian and surprise presidential frontrunner Jimmy Morales will face former first lady Sandra Torres in a run-off on October 25. The announcement capped a dramatic first-round vote rocked by the outgoing president's resignation and arrest on corruption charges, and a down-to-the-wire battle for the second spot in the run-off.

  • Tuesday, September 8th 2015 - 05:39 UTC

    Guatemala: Cowboy “Neto” leads on promises to clean the town of corruption

    With 97.7% of ballots counted, Morales had 23.95%, against 19.62% for former first lady Sandra Torres and 19.57% for millionaire businessman Baldizon.

    A comedian who played a simpleton cowboy who almost became president emerged Monday as the man to beat in Guatemala's presidential race amid disgust over a corruption scandal that felled the outgoing incumbent.

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