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Guatemalan Man Receives 6,000-Year Sentence for War Atrocities

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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An ex-Guatemalan soldier has been sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for his role in the 1982 massacre of 201 people. A court sentenced Pedro Pimentel to 30 years in prison for each of the 201 victims, plus 30 years for crimes against humanity. The sentence is largely symbolic, since the maximum prison term under […]

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Six Earthquakes Strike Guatemala in 12 Hours

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Six separate earthquakes in 12-hours struck the Central American nation of Guatemala Monday and Tuesday, killing at least three people and causing buildings in the capital, Guatemala City, to shake. The largest quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, hit just after noon local time . The quake, like the other five, was centered some 52 […]

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Four Earthquakes Strike Guatemala, Three Dead

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 12:30 am (UTC-5)
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Four separate earthquakes struck the Central American nation of Guatemala on Monday, killing at least three people and causing buildings in the capital, Guatemala City, to shake. The largest quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, hit just after noon local time . The quake, like the other three, was centered some 52 kilometers south of […]

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Three Earthquakes Strike Guatemala, 3 Dead

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Three separate earthquakes struck the Central American nation of Guatemala on Monday, killing at least three people and causing buildings in the capital, Guatemala City, to shake. The largest quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, hit just after noon local time . The quake, like the other two, was centered some 52 kilometers south of […]

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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Guatemala

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Central American nation of Guatemala has been struck by an earthquake with a 5.8 magnitude. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was registered at a depth of 39 kilometers and was centered some 50 kilometers south of the capital, Guatemala City. Early reports say the quake, which struck at mid-day local time , […]

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Guatemala Presidential Vote Heads to Second Round

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Guatemala’s presidential election will head to a second round after a former army general promising a crackdown on the country’s rampant crime failed to secure a majority of votes. With most of the ballots counted from Sunday’s first round, election officials said Monday Otto Perez Molina led the poll with more than 36 percent of […]

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Ex-General Leads in Guatemalan Presidential Vote

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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A retired army general promising a crackdown on Guatemala’s rampant crime looks set to win a first round of the country’s presidential vote. Election officials Monday said Otto Perez has more than one-third of the votes with about 76 percent of the ballots counted. But that will not be enough to give the retired general […]

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Guatemalans Choose New President

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Guatemalan election officials say a retired army general looks set to win a first-round presidential vote in the impoverished country hard-hit by crime. Authorities said Monday Otto Perez has about one-third of the votes with around 20 percent of the ballots counted. Pre-election opinion polls in Guatemala favored 61-year-old Perez of the Patriotic Party as […]

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Retired General Leads in Guatemala Election

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 1:31 am (UTC-5)
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Guatemalan election officials say retired General Otto Perez has taken the lead in the presidential election with 37 percent support with only about 3 percent of the votes counted. Guatemalans looking for relief from poverty and out-of-control crime went to the polls Sunday to choose a new president. Pre-election opinion polls favored 61-year-old Perez of […]

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Guatemalans Vote for President

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Guatemalans looking for relief from poverty and out-of-control crime voted for a new president Sunday. Pre-election opinion polls indicated 61-year-old retired General Otto Perez of the Patriotic Party was the leading candidate, but with far less than the 50-percent support needed to avoid a runoff in November. Perez will likely face conservative businessman Manuel Baldizon […]

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