News Analysis

Guatemala Strips President of Immunity, Enters Unscripted Territory

Guatemala Strips President of Immunity, Enters Unscripted Territory

Guatemala's Congress has voted to lift President Otto Perez Molina's political immunity, opening the door for prosecutors to bring criminal charges against the president for his alleged role in a massive customs fraud ring and entering into the unknown.  Read More

News Briefs

Record Violence and Displacement Echoes El Salvador's War Zone Past

Record Violence and Displacement Echoes El Salvador's War Zone Past

El Salvador experienced the most violent month since the country's civil war in August, which alongside reports of forced displacement by gang members suggest the security situation is increasingly resembling that of a low-intensity war.  Read More

Can Colombia's New Anti-Drug Strategy Halt the Spread of Coca?

Can Colombia's New Anti-Drug Strategy Halt the Spread of Coca?

Colombia has announced a new anti-drug strategy emphasizing manual eradication of coca crops, but it may not be enough to rein in the country's flourishing coca production.  Read More

New Security Commissioner in Mexico Takes Aim at Prison Reform

New Security Commissioner in Mexico Takes Aim at Prison Reform

Mexico's new national security commissioner says that he will prioritize prison reform and increasing citizen trust in the Federal Police, raising questions about how closely his agenda aligns with the actual security needs of the country. Read More

Paraguay Security Forces in Disarray Amid Guerrilla Attacks

Paraguay Security Forces in Disarray Amid Guerrilla Attacks

There are increasing signs that Paraguay's security forces are in upheaval, enabling a small guerrilla group to carry out high-profile kidnappings and attacks on infrastructure.   Read More