Today, Tim Clark and Ron Nehring run Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s California presidential campaigns, respectively. But four years ago, the Guardian reports, the two men spent six weeks in Guatemala as paid advisors to Manuel Baldízon, a multimillionaire rightwing populist who promised to broadcast executions on television and lead the Guatemalan national soccer team to the World Cup.
Since January 2014, as many as 83 undocumented immigrants, having fled violence in their homes countries (only to be deported by the United States), have been murdered upon their return to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. A Guardian investigation identified three separate Honduran men killed in their hometowns.
Of the more than 5,400 children, mostly from El Salvador, have applied to join their parents who are already (legally) in the United States, under the Obama administration’s Central American Minors program, established in December, not a single one has been granted entry, the New York Times reports.
On Monday we told you about the weird story of how Vice Magazine accidentally revealed the secret hiding place of fugitive computer virus pioneer John McAfee. Well, McAfee was arrested in Guatemala last night, bringing his strange time on the lam to an end. Maybe? Or maybe not? Nothing is certain when it comes to John McAfee.
Guatemalan First Lady Sandra Torres wants to run for president. Problem: The Guatemalan constitution forbids close relatives of the president from running to be his (or her!) successor. Solution: Divorce! Torres and her husband, current Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom, are seeking "divorce by mutual consent," though her main rival—the right-wing former general Otto Perez Molina—is calling the move a fraud. How will this end? Tune in next season for the shocking conclusion! [BBC; image via AP]
After pondering the perfectly cylindrical sinkhole caused by heavy rainfall in Guatemala City, meteorologist, Jacqui Jeras confirmed its authenticity, then ended the segment with suspicions about underground construction. Is she hinting at a government conspiracy? Who's really behind this? Aliens?