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Guatemala: The War of Paz y Paz

Since Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz took the post in 2010, she has scored some major victories against organized crime, made important reforms to the country's judicial system, and received international support for her work. However, getting the position was not easy, and holding on to it has proved even harder, as ex military officials, politicians, elites and organized crime maneuver to remove her. Read whole series here. Download pdf here.

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The Revolution: Paz y Paz and her team have taken down local and international criminal organizations. She has also found an ally in the US government, which once stood against her interests. Read More The Victims: Paz y Paz's attempts to achieve retribution for civil war victims with the genocide trial of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt helped her international standing, but may be her political undoing. Read More Enemy of the State: In her bid at a second term in office, Paz y Paz faces powerful enemies, among them the shady businessman Gustavo Herrera (See: Portrait of a Guatemalan Political Broker).  Read More

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