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In Guatemala, the suspension of a leading presidential candidate has sparked concerns

Presidential candidate Carlos Pineda, of the Prosperidad Ciudadana party, arrives to the Constitutional Court in Guatemala City, Saturday, May 20, 2023. Pineda seeks to reverse a court decision that has excluded him from the electoral process.
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Presidential candidate Carlos Pineda, of the Prosperidad Ciudadana party, arrives to the Constitutional Court in Guatemala City, Saturday, May 20, 2023. Pineda seeks to reverse a court decision that has excluded him from the electoral process.

A court in Guatemala has provisionally suspended businessman Carlos Pineda, who is one of the leading contenders for the country's top job in elections due to held next month.

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