Morales won a landslide victory in elections last October thanks to his image as an outsider, but now a major new judicial effort to prosecute war crimes from the 1980s has highlighted his links to former military officers accused of atrocities.
Jimmy Morales wins by a huge margin after running as an anti-corruption crusader, though some question whether he is really the political outsider he claims to be.
Jimmy Morales has become the runaway favourite to win elections on October 25 thanks to his image as a political outsider, but critics say his party is steeped in Guatemala's military past.
At least 131 dead and hundreds still missing as hope of finding survivors evaporates and rescue efforts focus on recovering bodies.
Jimmy Morales — a former comedian known for performing in blackface — received the largest majority of votes and will participate in a run-off with another candidate in October.
Guatemalans are headed to the polls to elect a new leader just three days after a scandal forced ex-president Otto Perez Molina to resign and landed him in jail.
After a unanimous vote to strip President Otto Pérez Molina of his immunity from prosecution, Guatemalans are celebrating but wary of the country’s history of impunity.
Dozens of officials have resigned from President Otto Perez Molina's government and his former vice president has been arrested in connection with a customs fraud scheme.
President Otto Perez Molina has had charges filed against him in Guatemala’s Supreme Court over his alleged role in a crime ring known as “La Linea.”
Among the most prominent candidates in the September 6 election is a nationalist actor who invokes God and the daughter of a former military dictator accused of genocide and crimes against humanity. Protesters want to postpone the vote.
For Dan Kappes, CEO of the US mining firm at the center of a struggle over a gold mine in Guatemala, the peaceful resistance group La Puya is "obnoxious" and "manipulated" by outsiders. La Puya has fought against the mine since 2012.
An unlikely alliance has emerged in 11 weeks of protest against the government Otto Perez Molina: Rural, mostly indigenous groups are joining urban protesters, surprising deeply divided Guatemala.