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  • A presidential divorce in Guatemala to clear way for a presidential bid

     
    You’ve heard of the king who gave up his throne for the woman he loved. In Guatemala, a woman is giving up the man she presumably loves for a shot at the throne. Or, at least, the presidential palace. First Lady Sandra Torres is divorcing her...
  • Times Pulitzer Prize winner gets virtual hug from president of Guatemala

     
    Pulitzer Prize win for City of Bell coverage continues to resonate for L.A. Times reporter Ruben Vives. Latest fan: Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom....
  • Ricardo Stein, an architect of peace in Guatemala, is dead at 62

     
    Ricardo Stein, a Guatemalan intellectual and human rights advocate who became one of the key architects of the 1996 peace accords ending the country's long civil war, has died of cancer. He was 62 (link in Spanish). Stein spent much of his life fighting...
  • Mel Gibson reaches a divorce settlement with Robyn Moore

     
    Mel Gibson and estranged wife Robyn Moore have reached a settlement in their 2-year-old divorce case. With the settlement in place Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore's divorce is expected to be final in August....
  • Singer Facundo Cabral killed in Guatemala

     
    El trovador de las Pampas, Argentinean icon Facundo Cabral, was assassinated this weekend in Guatemala. The preliminary investigation reveals that Cabral wasn't the target of the ambush that took his life. He appears to have been in the wrong place at the...
  • A senseless end for Facundo Cabral, and shame in Guatemala

     
    The brutality and senselessness of armed conflicts in Latin America -- guerrillas, cartels, paramilitaries -- can often seem to know no boundaries. In shootouts and massacres, civilians and migrants usually make up the bulk of the victims, no matter the...
  • The week in Latin America: A smuggler named John

     
    The Times this week published a four-part series by reporter Richard Marosi on the U.S. face of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel, considered one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the world. Here are highlights from the series, and other stories that...
  • Greeks in deal on new government in bid to save bailout, euro

     
    Greece’s ruling Socialists and opposition conservatives agreed to form a unity government Sunday after a week of political turmoil that threatened to push the country into bankruptcy and out of Europe’s single currency. Embattled Greek Prime...
  • Elections in Nicaragua, Guatemala underscore threats to democracy

     
    Elections in Guatemala and Nicaragua: Voters on Sunday were choosing presidents in Guatemala and Nicaragua, two Central American countries where democracy has been dramatically weakened by violence and political abuse....
  • 6,060 year sentence in 1982 massacre in Guatemala [Photos]

     
    6,060 year sentence: It was a historic incidence of repression, and now four former soldiers have each received 6,060 year sentence for their part in the Dos Erres, Guatemala, massacre....
  • Former conjoined twins celebrate 10th birthday

     
    Twin girls once joined at head celebrate brithday nine years after separation surgery...
  • The week in Latin America: Don't cross this union boss

     
    Here are stories that made top headlines this week in Latin America, and highlights from our coverage of the region by Times reporters and your blogger here at La Plaza: Poverty grows in Mexico Mexico's government and political class struggled to come...