Jimmy Morales

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Alejandro Giammattei: “If we don’t have the capacity to look after our own people, imagine what it will be like for foreigners.” Photograph: Oliver de Ros/AP

Guatemalan conservative Alejandro Giammattei secured a crushing victory in a presidential election on Sunday, and promised to seek better terms for hi(...)

I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

Former first lady and candidate of the centrist National Unity of Hope Sandra Torres speaking to the press in Guatemala City on Sunday. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

Guatemala’s presidential election was headed for a run-off as results on Monday gave centre-left candidate Sandra Torres a clear lead but far short o(...)

 Guatemala’s president, Jimmy Morales, is backed by a powerful network of military and economic elites in seeking  to oust the UN-backed anti-impunity group Cicig. Photograph: Esteban Biba/EPA

War criminals convicted of extrajudicial killings, torture and sexual slavery could soon walk free if Guatemalan lawmakers sanction a blanket amnesty (...)

 Honduran migrants aboard a truck arrive in Guatemala City, while taking part in a caravan towards the US. Photograph: Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military and close the southern US border on Thursday as more Hondurans and Salvadorans joined thou(...)

Honduran migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the US,  in Zacapa, Guatemala, on Wednesday. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make (...)

Guatemala’s volcano Fuego erupts. Photograph: Getty

A fiery volcanic eruption in Guatemala has sent lava flowing into rural communities, killing at least 25 people as rescuers struggled to reach people (...)

Hamas leader Sheikh Ismaeil Haneiya flashes the victory sign during his visit near the border with Israel in the east of Gaza Strip. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israeli tanks destroyed a Hamas observation post in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday after the army said shots were fired at troops on the border.(...)

Sara Netanyahu and her husband, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu, applaud as Guatemalan president Jimmy Morales and his wife Hilda Patricia Marroquin cut the ribbon during the inauguration ceremony of the Guatemalan embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/AFP/Getty Images

Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site in the contested city in a move that (...)

Guatemala’s president-elect Jimmy Morales, who has never held elected office. Photographer: Saul Martinez/Bloomberg.

Jimmy Morales, a comedian who has never held elected office, won Guatemala’s presidency on Sunday after voter fury over corruption scandals fuelled mo(...)

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