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US Warning on Venezuela Corruption Could Foreshadow More Sanctions

US Warning on Venezuela Corruption Could Foreshadow More Sanctions

The United States has issued an advisory to alert financial institutions about widespread public corruption in Venezuela, and called on them to report suspicious activity in what appears to be an attempt to build evidence that could help levy sanctions against Venezuelan government officials.

Weekly InSight: An Open Discussion on Crime and Corruption in Latin America

Weekly InSight: An Open Discussion on Crime and Corruption in Latin America

In our September 21 Facebook Live Session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed some of our viewers' questions concerning the most pressing crime and corruption issues in Latin America.

Colombia Judicial Corruption Scandal Expands With Fmr Top Judge's Arrest

Colombia Judicial Corruption Scandal Expands With Fmr Top Judge's Arrest

Colombia arrested a former Supreme Court judge in a corruption case that reaches the highest echelons of the judicial system, underscoring one of the most crucial challenges the country faces even as it continues to make strides in improving security.

Guatemala Corruption Crisis Deepens With Cabinet Resignations, National Strike

Guatemala Corruption Crisis Deepens With Cabinet Resignations, National Strike

Several top ministers in Guatemala's government have resigned and thousands of citizens have flooded the streets to protest recent elite efforts to institutionalize corruption, plunging the country deeper into turmoil and potentially signaling how a wave of domestic pressure could shape the outcome.

Public Outcry Forces Guatemala Congress to Backtrack on 'Impunity Pact'

Public Outcry Forces Guatemala Congress to Backtrack on 'Impunity Pact'

Guatemala's congress is backtracking on an attempt to weaken anti-corruption efforts following massive public outcry and a rapid response by the country's highest court, indicating that while international pressure has not seemed to deter corrupt political elites from attempting to shield themselves, widespread domestic outrage might.

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Organized crime and the violence associated with it is the preeminent problem in Latin America and the Caribbean today. The region is currently home to six of the most violent countries in the world that are not at war. Four of those countries are in Central America, where we centered our research.