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Guatemala Congressman Tied to 'White Van' Death Squad

Guatemala Congressman Tied to 'White Van' Death Squad

InSight Crime partner Nómada has revealed documentation linking a Guatemalan congressman who is currently under investigation for corruption to a police unit responsible for murders, torture, and disappearances during the country's 35-year civil war.   

Guatemala Ex-President Received Millions in Bribes from Spanish Company

Guatemala Ex-President Received Millions in Bribes from Spanish Company

Guatemala's former president and vice president -- already detained for involvement in another corruption scandal -- have been accused of running a scheme in which they received million-dollar payoffs from a Spanish company.

Top 'Capo' of Mexico's Gulf Cartel Sought Haven in Texas

Top 'Capo' of Mexico's Gulf Cartel Sought Haven in Texas

A former cartel lawyer who led the Los Zetas Cartel before fleeing Mexico was an exception to the "rule" that top kingpins did not try to hide in the United States. The three men who killed Juan Jesús Guerrero Chapa will be on trial in Texas beginning later this month.

Guatemala Arrests Alleged Leader of Mendoza Criminal Clan

Guatemala Arrests Alleged Leader of Mendoza Criminal Clan

Guatemalan authorities arrested an important member of the Mendoza clan, the second big blow in 17 months inflicted on a family ranked among the country's criminal elite.

Panama Papers Reveal Offshore Account of Guatemala Drug 'Queen'

Panama Papers Reveal Offshore Account of Guatemala Drug 'Queen'

The Panama Papers data leak exposed an offshore account belonging to a Guatemalan drug trafficker and money launderer, providing intricate details into the shady dealings of Guatemala's prolific narco "queen."

The Zetas, Mexico’s most feared and violent criminal organization, have moved operations to Guatemala, penetrating local police forces and the military. They have made alliances with locals that permit them to launder their proceeds through agribusiness and public works contracts. They have also introduced a new way of operating. Beyond controlling the distribution chains and infrastructure needed to run the day-to-day operations, the Zetas are focused on controlling territory. In this they are the experts, creating a ruthless and intimidating force that is willing to take the fight to a new, often macabre level.