Advisors to Trump and Cruz Previously Worked for a Bloodthirsty Guatemalan Multimillionaire Who Promised to Broadcast Executions

Brendan O'Connor · 04/29/16 07:50AM

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.

Cord Jefferson · 05/10/13 06:31PM

A tribunal in Guatemala has found former dictator Efrain Rios Montt guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. It's the first time a former Latin American leader has been convicted of such a charge.

Guatemalan President Getting a Divorce So His Wife Can Run

Max Read · 03/21/11 09:02PM

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]

CNN News Anchors Question Validity of Terrifying Guatemalan Sinkhole

Andrew Tatreau-Sherwood · 06/01/10 10:13AM

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?

Giant Sinkhole Opens in Guatemala City

Max Read · 05/31/10 10:25PM

Heavy rains from tropical storm Agatha caused an enormous sinkhole to open up in Guatemala City, swallowing a three-story building and a house, and killing one. At least 115 people in three countries died in the storm. [CNN; pic via]