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News Guatemala » Government: British government project to prevent corruption in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador

News channel or source: http://en.mercopress.com/2018/02/12/british-government-project-to-prevent-corruption-in-guatemala-honduras-and-el-salvador
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

The British Government is supporting a project to encourage municipalities from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to adopt practices which can prevent corruption. The initiative, under the “Islands of Integrity” concept, aims to address the root ...

News Guatemala » Government: Guatemala Arrests Ex-President and His Finance Minister in Corruption Case

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/world/americas/guatemala-corruption-colom-oxfam.html
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

“For us, everything was legal,” Mr. Colom, a social democrat who was Guatemala’s president from 2008 to 2012, said before the hearing. “I am sure there will be nothing at the end.” Prosecutors said Tuesday that $35 million in government money had ...

News Guatemala » Government: Oxfam International chairman arrested in Guatemala

News channel or source: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/02/13/Oxfam-International-chairman-arrested-in-Guatemala/5551518568749/
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Feb. 13 (UPI) --Authorities arrested the chairman of Oxfam International in Guatemala on Tuesday after a corruption investigation related to his time as a Guatemalan government official. Juan Alberto Fuentes Knight, the finance minister for Guatemala ...

News Guatemala » Government: Why is community radio in Guatemala important?

News channel or source: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/community-radio-guatemala-important-180213083009392.html
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

"The Government of Guatemala has not had the will to create legislation where indigenous peoples can access our own radio frequencies," Chiquito says. Many believe the lack of support for community radio puts the volunteers in a very vulnerable position ...

News Guatemala » Government: Guatemala arrests ex-president Colom on graft charges

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/guatemala-arrests-ex-president-colom-graft-charges-152733016.html
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Guatemala City (AFP) - Guatemalan authorities on Tuesday arrested a former president, Alvaro Colom, and nine ministers from his 2008-2012 government on corruption charges, a top prosecutor told AFP. Colom, 66, was taken into custody at his home in an ...

News Guatemala » Government: Guatemala arrests ex-president, Oxfam chairman in graft probe

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-guatemala-corruption/guatemala-arrests-ex-president-oxfam-chairman-in-graft-probe-idUSKCN1FX1RH
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Former Guatemalan President Alvaro ... “The investigation relates to a budgetary transaction made by the Guatemalan government while he was Finance Minister in a previous administration,” Oxfam said. “Fuentes maintains ...

News Guatemala » Government: Guatemala detains ex-President Alvaro Colom in fraud case

News channel or source: http://www.dw.com/en/guatemala-detains-ex-president-alvaro-colom-in-fraud-case/a-42570807
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

In all, 10 arrests were made over fraud and embezzlement charges for the purchase of hundreds of buses ordered for Guatemala City. Four companies signed 25-year government contracts to operate the TransUrbano transport system, a transaction Colom's ...

News Guatemala » Government: Guatemala detains former president, finance minister on corruption charges

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/guatemala-detains-ex-president-alvaro-colom-finance-minister-on-corruption-charges/ar-BBJ5NMr
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

The corruption investigation relates to a public bus deal during Fuentes' service as Guatemala's finance minister ... as part of a budgetary transaction made by the Guatemalan government while he was a finance minister," Byanyima said in a statement.

News Guatemala » Government: Guatemala: Indigenous Women Lead Community Radio Stations

News channel or source: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Guatemala-Indigenous-Women-Lead-Community-Radio-Stations-20180214-0050.html
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

says that in Guatemala and Peru, community radio station organizers can be indicted for "aggravated theft" or "theft of frequency," which the organization says is illogical because one can’t steal a frequency, and the Guatemalan government knows this.

News Guatemala » Government: Qatar- Guatemala arrests former president

News channel or source: http://menafn.com/1096464191/Qatar-Guatemala-arrests-former-president
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Guatemala's current president ... Four companies were given 25-year government contracts to run the services. The buses were allegedly bought at inflated prices.