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  • 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....
  • A place where Guatemalan day laborers are survivors of war

     
    The laborers who undocumented immigrants from Guatemala participate in an unsettling video installation by Mexican artist Yoshua Okon on view at a university gallery in Mexico City. They are war survivors playing themselves....
  • Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt may face genocide trial

     
    Former Guatemalan dictator Gen. Efrain Rios Montt will appear in a civilian court Thursday to face possible prosecution on genocide charges stemming from the army's "scorched earth" civil war campaign of the 1980s....
  • Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt faces genocide charges

     
    Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator of Guatemala who oversaw one of the nation's bloodiest periods, will stand trial on genocide charges and other crimes stemming from a 36-year civil war, a judge rules....
  • Is bribery sometimes OK? How people answered across the Americas

     
    A Vanderbilt University study found big differences in how bribery is seen in different countries, based on a 2010 survey of nearly 41,000 people in 24 countries....
  • Guatemalan leader says he'd consider decriminalizing drugs

     
    Guatemalan President Otto Perez said he'd consider drug legalization as an answer to his country's violence....
  • Former Guatemalan Army commander extradited to Los Angeles

     
    A former Guatemalan Army unit commander implicated in a mass murder in the 1980s has been extradited to Los Angeles from Canada to face federal charges that he lied on his application for naturalization as a U.S. citizen four years ago....
  • African adoptions raise alarm about safeguards

     
    As Guatemala, China and other adoption hubs have pulled back on foreign adoptions or stopped them altogether, Africa has become the new frontier for adoptions, bolstered by the sight of stars such as Madonna and Angelina Jolie bringing African children...
  • FBI arrests former L.A. housing authority official

     
    A former construction official with the Los Angeles housing authority was apprehended in Guatemala and brought back to the U.S. to face federal corruption charges, officials said....
  • Man arrested on suspicion of aiding fugitive molester

     
    A man who provides cares for an elderly woman has been arrested on suspicion of helping her son remain a fugitive from child molesting charges, Santa Barbara authorities said Wednesday. Luis Procopio Urbina, 43, allegedly sent "large amounts of money".......
  • Like 'wolves,' merciless gangs prey on migrants in Mexico

     
    MEXICO CITY -- Along Mexico's southern border region with Guatemala, ruthless criminals hunt for migrants from Central America like a "pack of wolves." Migrants victimized by gangs often end up in mass graves, while their survivors to the north or south...