Analysis: Two elections decided Sunday in Central America produced winners Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua and Otto Pérez in Guatemala who couldnt be more different. But the victories both show how troubled the isthmus democratic institutions really are.
Exclusive: Otto Pérez Molina, the winner of this weeks first-round presidential election in Guatemala, tells Le Monde that he has nothing to hide and nothing to regret from his days as the armys intelligence head during the countrys long civil war.
In recent years, authorities in Guatemala have tried to crack down on illegal child adoptions by foreigners. Corruption, however, is preventing the impoverished Central American country from eradicating the blight of child trafficking.
Latin America lost one of its most beloved folk musicians this past weekend, when unidentified gunmen in Guatemala shot and killed Facundo Cabral of Argentina. Overun by gangs and mafia groups, Guatemala has one of the highest homicide rates in the world.
Anglo-French oil and gas giant Perenco accused of using cultural sponsorship to try to whitewash its polluting of the water of a Guatemalan nature reserve.