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Guatemala Police Seize Country's First Semi-Submersible

Guatemala Police Seize Country's First Semi-Submersible

In a first for drug trafficking in Guatemala, authorities seized a semi-submersible smuggling vessel, pointing to a possible jump in the sophistication of organized crime groups in the Northern Triangle nation.

CentAm Migrants Suffer Brunt of Mexico Crackdown: Report

CentAm Migrants Suffer Brunt of Mexico Crackdown: Report

Mexico's crackdown against Central American migrants has increased human rights violations and crimes against the migrants, according to a new report, suggesting it is the vulnerable rather than the human smugglers that are suffering as a result of the new security measures.

Revelations Add to Guatemala President's Corruption Woes

Revelations Add to Guatemala President's Corruption Woes

New revelations about the alleged dealings between the son of Guatemala's vice president and an alleged drug lord further undermine President Jimmy Morales' anti-corruption credentials.

Refugees from Central America Violence May Head Down Under

Refugees from Central America Violence May Head Down Under

With the United States increasingly clamping down on its southern border and high numbers of Central American refugees continuing to flee the violence associated with gangs and organized crime, more and more migrants are opting to leave the continent altogether.

Corruption Casts a Shadow Over Another Guatemala President

Corruption Casts a Shadow Over Another Guatemala President

A corruption scandal has hit the family of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales like a tsunami, with his son and brother both investigated for possible corruption during the previous, disgraced administration. Nómada provides a detailed look at the complex legal panorama with the potential to bring down the second consecutive executive in the scandal-ridden nation.

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.