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US Arrests Honduras Elite for Allegedly Laundering Corruption Proceeds

The US arrest of a man with family ties to one of Honduras’ largest government institutions is a clear sign of the limits to Washington’s leniency with its...
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Mexico, Deadliest Place for Media, Advances Journalist’s Murder Case

On May 15, 2017, Javier Valdez Cárdenas was walking towards his car in his hometown of Culiacán in the Pacific state of Sinaloa when gunmen pulled up beside him,...
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Coca, Cocaine and Guerrillas: Capturing the ‘Lost War’

Photographer Carlos Villalon has captured the cocaine trade, the most infamous value chain on the planet, from its tiny seeds to its bloodiest...
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Gruesome Killing of Mexico Students a Reminder of Ayotzinapa Mistakes

The gruesome killing of three students in the state of Jalisco has raised fresh questions about Mexico’s capacity to effectively investigate violent...
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Guatemala President’s New Attack on Anti-Graft Body Hits Obstacles

The death of a key ally, an uncertain future for his political party and abuses by his interior minister could foil a desperate attempt by Guatemala President Jimmy...
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MS13 Leader’s Relatives Swept Up in El Salvador Anti-Drug Operation

Relatives of a prominent MS13 leader in El Salvador were arrested on allegations that they received drug shipments originating in Colombia for distribution in local...
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Guatemala Attorney General Candidate Says Selection Process Is Flawed

Former judge Claudia Escobar was one of 29 candidates for attorney general in Guatemala, but despite -- or because of -- her promise to continue investigating...
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US Congressional Hearing Is Latest Play Against CICIG in Guatemala

A dispute over the legitimacy of an independent anti-corruption body in Guatemala has landed in Washington, where a special Senate hearing examined the confusing...
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Amid Colombia Peace Deal Shake-Up, Second FARC Leader Targeted: Report

Following the explosive revelation of US drug charges against a guerrilla fighter turned politician in Colombia, another former rebel is reportedly under...
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Weekly InSight: Arrests, Controversy Threaten Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

In our April 26 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Ángela Olaya and Spanish Editor Ronna Rísquez discussed the events that have been jeopardizing the...
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Anti-Corruption Fight at Stake in Honduras Attorney General Selection

The selection process for the new attorney general in Honduras is already causing concern among civil society organizations due to a shortfall of candidates and the...
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Honduras Criminals Feed Migrants’ Growing Demand for Forged Documents

A network of identity traffickers in Honduras may have sold forged documents to hundreds of immigrants from other continents, taking advantage of the fact that...