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Guatemalan presidential candidate held over ‘drug plot’

A Guatemalan presidential candidate has been arrested in the US city of Miami on suspicion of conspiring to import cocaine to the United States. US investigators say centre-right candidate Mario Estrada, 58, was seeking more than $10m (£7.7m) from the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for helping the powerful Mexican criminal group to smuggle cocaine into the US. They say he
Latin America

Guatemalan presidential candidate held over ‘drug plot’

A Guatemalan presidential candidate has been arrested in the US city of Miami on suspicion of conspiring to import cocaine to the United States. US investigators say centre-right candidate Mario Estrada, 58, was seeking more than $10m (£7.7m) from the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for helping the powerful Mexican criminal group to smuggle cocaine into the US. They say he