Corruption
Right-wing Alejandro Giammattei wins Guatemalan presidential elections

With only 42% participation of the electorate, Giammattei pulled ahead of former first-lady Sandra Torres in the second round of presidential elections in Guatemala

Ecuadorian Court issues preventative detention order for Rafael Correa

Correa’s defense lawyer rejected court’s decision and said that he would appeal the order on Monday, August 12

Guatemalan peasant organizations strike ahead of the second round of elections

The strike was carried out to denounce the electoral fraud committed in the first round of general elections and to reject the immigration agreement signed by the national government with the US

Puerto Rican protesters give Ricardo Rosselló ultimatum for resignation

Hundreds of thousands are mobilizing today in Puerto Rico and gave Governor Ricardo Rosselló until tonight at midnight to resign

Guatemalan electoral authority releases official results from June elections

After two weeks of delay due to several reports of electoral irregularities and their subsequent investigation, the Guatemalan electoral court confirmed the run-off between Sandra Torres and Alejandro Giammattei

The February 23 “aid” operation involved food supplies from the US government agency USAID Venezuela’s Guaido Investigated for Aid Embezzlement

Guaido’s representative in the US, Carlos Vecchio, is also being accused of fraud in CITGO worth US $70 million.

Guatemalans will go to the polls for the second round of presidential elections

The center-right candidate Sandra Torres and the right-wing candidate Alejandro Giammattei will face off in the second round of Guatemalan presidential elections on August 11.

Haitians mobilize in thousands demanding president Moïse’s resignation

A protest broke out after a second report on the embezzlement of the Petrocaribe funds revealed that a company formerly owned by the Haitian president was involved in the financial fraud

migrant carvan The sordid history of US intervention in Guatemala

The people of Guatemala and other Central American countries continue to be the primary victims of decades of disastrous US policy in the region

“I don’t vote for garbage, I choose dignity”: Guatemalans conclude 8 day march

The protesters urged the Guatemalan population to participate in the upcoming presidential elections, support democracy and choose public candidate with conscience

“Democracy has been hijacked in Guatemala”

Daniel Pascual, coordinator of the Committee for Peasant Unity (CUC), speaks about the struggle for the rights of Indigenous and peasant people and for the defense of territory in Guatemala at a conference in Basque Country

Brazil’s ex-president Michel Temer arrested

Police executed warrant this morning as part of the ‘Car Wash’ task force; a former minister was also arrested

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