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  • In this Dec. 17, 2012 photo, Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz talks during an interview in Guatemala City. Human rights groups in Guatemala are protesting the Supreme Court's decision to oust the country's crusading attorney general seven months before her term was set to end. The Supreme Court ruled this week in favor of a lawyer who filed a petition that Paz y Paz be replaced in May because he argued that's what a law governing prosecutors dictates. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Guatemalan court upholds top prosecutor's ouster

    Guatemala's Supreme Court upheld its ruling that the country's crusading attorney general must step down in May, seven months before her term was to end, drawing complaints from human rights activists who back her efforts to prosecute civil war-era military officials.

  • Detained Guatemalan Army soldiers wait to testify at a court hearing, in Guatemala City in October. Nine soldiers, including Army Col. Juan Chiroy Sal, were arrested and accused of extrajudicial killings at a Oct. 4 demonstration in Totonicapan, west of Guatemala City. (Associated Press)

    Justice shows signs of taking hold in violent Guatemala

    Chanting and waving signs in protest of high electricity prices, thousands of unarmed indigenous demonstrators blockaded a highway in western Guatemala, forcing a standoff with police. Two truckloads of soldiers arrived and gunfire erupted, killing eight protesters and wounding 34.

  • 2 suspects detained in folk singer slaying

    Two suspects detained in the slaying of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral were gunning for a Nicaraguan businessman who was accompanying him, and they may not have known who Cabral was, authorities said Tuesday.

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