Guatemala's top court has overturned the genocide conviction of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, ordering that the trial be taken back to the middle of the proceedings. The ruling on Monday threw into disarray a process that had been hailed as historic for delivering the first guilty verdict for genocide against a former Latin American leader.Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 4:21am
Ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt was found guilty of genocide and war crimes stemming from massacres of indigenous people during Guatemala's long civil war.12 May 2013 - 7:22am
Former Guatemalan dictator José Efrain Rios Montt has gone on trial on genocide charges over the killing of almost 1,800 indigenous people during the dark days of his country's civil war. The trial of the 86-year-old former strongman, who could face five decades in prison, had a raucous opening on Tuesday with the three-judge court rejecting several defence motions for a postponement, and expelling a lawyer representing Rios Montt.21 Mar 2013 - 2:51am
John McAfee’s odyssey on the run opened a new chapter on Wednesday after Guatemala deported to the United States the former Silicon Valley entrepreneur wanted for questioning in Belize over the murder of a fellow American.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Guatemala refused on Thursday to grant asylum to US anti-virus software pioneer John McAfee and said he would be deported back to Belize to answer questions over his neighbour’s murder.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Sunday, just days after a tremor in the same area left 42 people dead, Guatemalan President Otto Perez said.
The aftershock triggered some landslides but “fortunately we have no human losses to lament”, Perez told reporters.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A 7.4-magnitude earthquake has rocked southwestern Guatemala, killing 48 people and injuring another 150, with more suspected victims missing in the wreckage.9 Nov 2012 - 11:07am
A strong earthquake off the coast of Guatemala killed at least 48 people and trapped others under rubble on Wednesday, crushing homes and cars, destroying roads and forcing evacuations as far away as Mexico City.9 Nov 2012 - 10:54am
Guatemala's Mayan people accused the government and tour groups of cynically perpetuating the myth that their calendar foresees the end of the world.
"We are speaking out against deceit, lies and twisting of the truth, and turning us into folklore-for-profit. They are not telling the truth about time cycles," said Felipe Gomez, leader of the Maya alliance Oxlajuj Ajpop.27 Nov 2012 - 3:21pm
Tottenham striker Clint Dempsey scored two goals to lead the United States to a 3-1 win over visiting Guatemala and into next year's North American final round of qualifying.18 Oct 2012 - 2:06pm