Jacobo Arbenz was overthrown as president of Guatemala in a CIA-backed coup in 1954, a seminal event that historians say set the Central American country on a path of dictatorships and civil war that would last for decades.
The smartly-dressed, blond woman emerged from a tony restaurant on Avenida Reforma, one of Guatemala City's main boulevards. A tall, broad-shouldered and barrel-chested man preceded her, his eyes calmly scanning the parking lot from behind dark sunglasses. Two other similar-looking bodyguards trailed behind her as they walked toward a luxury SUV.
The latest chapter in a political controversy surrounding Guatemala's former first lady came to a close Monday after her supporters withdrew a legal appeal aimed at allowing her candidacy in next week's presidential elections.
Former Guatemalan first lady Sandra Torres lost her bid before the country's Supreme Court to run for president, months after her divorce from President Alvaro Colom amid speculation the split was a political move.
Guatemalan police arrested two suspects Tuesday in connection with the killing of one of Latin America's most celebrated folk singers, but said evidence shows the musician's death could have been a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Analysts say the slaying of one of Latin America's best-known folk singers over the weekend shines a spotlight on problems with deep roots in Guatemala: violence, impunity and the pervasive presence of organized crime
The top prosecutors in Mexico and Guatemala set their sights on the Zetas drug cartel Wednesday, pledging to pool information and resources as their countries battle the notoriously violent criminal group.
Guatemala's President Alvaro Colom has declared a "state of siege" in a northern border province, ordering in the military after police found 29 migrant workers brutally killed on a farm over the weekend.
It's final. Five weeks after announcing that she would seek a divorce from her husband, Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, Sandra Torres is no longer Guatemala's first lady. A family court in Guatemala City has granted the divorce petition. It's a controversial case that has created uproar in the mostly conservative and Catholic Central American nation.