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  • Guatemala Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz is an aggressive prosecutor who gets support from the United States and other countries that provide aid to Guatemala. Arturo Aguilar is her secretary. (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.


  • Yellow taped is draped in front of a home damaged in a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck in San Marcos, Guatemala, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    Guatemalans huddle in streets after deadly quake

    Guatemalans fearing aftershocks huddled in the dark and frigid streets of this mountain town wrapped in blankets early Thursday, while others crowded inside its hospital, the only building left with electricity after a powerful earthquake killed at least 48 people and left dozens more missing.


  • Guatemala president hopes to regain U.S. military aid

    Otto Perez Molina takes office as Guatemala's new president Saturday with a top priority of ending a long-standing U.S. ban on military aid imposed over concerns about abuses during the Central American country's 36-year civil war.


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