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    Guatemala's Alvaro Colom to divorce wife Sandra Torres

    Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom and his wife Sandra Torres have filed for divorce so she can stand for election to succeed him, officials say.


    Ms Torres announced she would be the governing party candidate in September's presidential election earlier this month.

    But Guatemala's constitution bans close relatives of the president from standing to succeed him.

    Court officials confirmed a petition for divorce had been submitted.

    "The request for divorce by mutual consent was presented on 11 March to a judge at the second family court," Supreme Court spokesman Edwin Escobar said.
    BBC News - Full Article

    With the focus on appealing to some idealized standard of family values, such a move would be a death-blow to the careers of most American politicians.

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    I'd like to see Gen Perez Molina run again.

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