- The former TV comedian who has never held office claimed victory after milking public anger over a corruption scandal.
- Distraught relatives of the victims shoveled alongside diggers through the mounds of earth.
- Emergency services call it one of the worst mudslides to hit the impoverished Central American country in recent memory.
- The charges against Perez include illicit association, taking bribes and customs fraud.
- In Guatemala, dissenting villagers face violent attacks, arson and intimidation from supporters of a burgeoning mining industry