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Economy

The trial of Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemala's president from 1982 to 1983, will re-start in April 2014. A three-judge tribunal had convicted Ríos Montt... 2013-06-28


Economy

After Guatemala's posted only 0.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) growth in March, the economic activity indicator rebounded sharply in April, recording a 5.5% y-o-y expansion. However, we believe... 2013-06-28


Economy

The trial of former dictator, José Efraín Ríos Montt, who ruled Guatemala between 1982 and 1983, looks set to continue for several months more.... 2013-06-03


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Economy

Guatemala's economic activity indicator recorded average growth of 3.5% year-on-year in the first three months of 2013. This is in line with our forecast that while weak exports will... 2013-06-03


Economy

Guatemala's monetary authorities hiked the leading interest rate from 5.00% to 5.25% in their April 25 meeting. The monetary board cited the risk of higher inflation and an external... 2013-05-03


Economy

The first four months of 2013 have seen a sharp uptick in the number of murders. Indeed, if this trend continues, the national police estimate that the homicide rate per 100,000 individuals... 2013-05-03


Industry

BMI View: Commercial incentives for foreign drugmakers to expand in Guatemala's pharmaceutical market are limited by the country's low per capita pharmaceutical spending and market... 2013-04-11


Economy

US and UN officials have raised concerns about recent violence against community leaders opposed to a mining project in the country's south eastern department of Jalapa. The latest... 2013-04-02

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