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Fugitive’s Return Promises New Graft Revelations in Guatemala

A Guatemala political operator accused of taking millions in bribes has surrendered after four years as a fugitive and is set to face a series of trials in which...
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Renewed La Línea Investigations Further Implicate Guatemala Officials

Anti-impunity prosecutors in Guatemala have presented an investigation into one of the country’s most notorious customs fraud networks, showing that even some...
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US Indictment of Fmr Minister Rekindles Stalled Guatemala Investigations

The indictment of a former economics minister in Guatemala for money laundering -- some of the very same charges he faced in his home country -- shows how US...
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Guatemala Imposes Martial Law Under Pretext of Combating Organized Crime

The Guatemalan government has once again imposed martial law in a region pivotal to organized crime, but its reasons may have less to do with criminal activity than...
Corte Suprema de Justicia de Guatemala
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Guatemala’s New Anti-Corruption Body: a Mere Smokescreen?

The creation of a new anti-corruption office in Guatemala has raised questions about whether the body will have any teeth, with former prosecutors saying that it...
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Attack on Top Court Threatens Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala

Guatemalan congressmen and political operators -- two of whom face criminal charges -- are reportedly undermining the country's top court, prompting a US senator to...
Former Honduras Congressman Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández, the brother of President Juan Orlando Hernández
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Arrests Could Strengthen Links Between Tony Hernández and Sinaloa Cartel in Honduras

The recent arrests of two Guatemalan drug traffickers linked to Antonio “Tony” Hernández, a former Honduran congressman jailed for drug trafficking in the...
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The Legacy of How Guatemala Destroyed its Own Anti-Corruption Crusade

In 2015 and 2016, anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala saw a ray of hope, as criminal investigations led to the resignation and incarceration of former president...
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Coronavirus Rattles Barrio 18 Structure in Guatemala

Police in Guatemala say the economic pressures stemming from the coronavirus lockdown are exacerbating internal divisions within the Barrio 18 street gang, a...