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Guatemala orders DNA tests prior to all adoptions

GUATEMALA CITY - (APINTL) Guatemalan authorities said Monday they will require DNA tests for all babies offered for adoption following allegations of child theft that led the government to impose a two-year freeze on international adoptions. The National Adoptions Council said the new rule will apply...

UN leader tasked with Guatemala crime woes resigns

GUATEMALA CITY - (AP) The chief of a U.N. commission responsible for battling corruption and crime in Guatemala resigned Monday, accusing the country of failing to keep up its end of the deal and its new attorney general of corruption. Spaniard Carlos Castresana, a judge by training, said Guatemala...

Guatemala ex-dictator must appear in genocide case

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt must appear in criminal court in a genocide case involving crimes against indigenous Guatemalans during his de-facto government in the 1980s, a federal prosecutor said Saturday. The retired general must declare on Full version (available to...

Probe finds abuse in Guatemala mental hospital

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Human rights groups say they found hundreds of women and children subjected to sexual and physical abuse at a public psychiatric hospital in Guatemala's capital. The Human Rights Office of the Archbishop of Guatemala led an investigation by Full version (available to lexis...