Some unconnected news:
In a recent interview with Prensa Libre, President Alvaro Colom said that his wife "Sandra could be a candidate" for president in this year's election. You can find the transcript here.
The TSE also announced that the election will most likely be held on September 11th. A runoff will be held November 4th if no candidate captures 50 percent in the first round.
President Colom has extended the state of siege in Alta Verapaz for another 30 days (Prensa Libre, El Periodico, AP). Polls indicate that most Guatemalans support the state of siege. Activists and members of nongovernmental organizations were skeptical about the initial state of siege and remain so about its extension.
The government claims that 41people were arrested in the first month of the siege and crime has fallen approximately 30 or 45 percent (what's the difference, right?) in the region. According to the Interior Minister's office, of the 41 arrested, 18 are Zetas.
You'll have to take their word for it, however, because the prosecutor's office has only seen evidence confirming that 2 are Zetas.