News Wire | August 18, 2023 Archive

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Guatemalans to Choose Between Political Veteran, Surprise Outsider in Presidential Runoff

By Christopher Sherman | Associated Press

For much of Guatemala’s troubled electoral campaign, authorities seemed determined to limit voters’ options to a range of presidential hopefuls unlikely to shake up a corrupt political system, keeping several candidates seen as threats off the ballot.

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Ecuadorian Vote Sunday for President After a Campaign Dominated by Demands for Safety

By Regina Garcia Cano | Associated Press

 Ecuadorians will choose a new president Sunday, less than two weeks after the South American country was shaken by the assassination of one of the candidates — a crime that laid bare people’s fears over unprecedented violence in their once-calm nation.

More from WPR: A Surge in Crime and Violence Has Ecuador Reeling

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