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AG Silence Could Signal Difficult Path to Justice in Guatemala

Concern has been mounting since Guatemala’s new attorney general took office two months...
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US Official Rules Out Russian Meddling in Guatemala Anti-Graft Body

Guatemala’s president has been waging a battle against the country’s international anti-graft commission, and that battle has made it to the US Congress, where...
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Guatemala Judges Release Suspects in Major Corruption Case

The recent decision of two alternate judges in Guatemala to release 10 people implicated in an extensive customs fraud case that toppled a presidency in 2015 has...
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Decision to Dissolve Guatemala President’s Party Rocks Government

The resolution issued by Guatemala’s electoral court to begin the suspension of the governing FCN-Nación party will be a litmus test for the country’s weakened...
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The Terrorist Who Worked for the US

Luis Posada Carriles died on May 23, 2018, in his house in Miami. He died an old man, at 92 years of age, and, according to Florida media reports, spent the last...
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Women in Guatemala: The New Faces of Extortion?

A visit to a women’s prison in Guatemala shows the increasing role that women play in extortion rackets. The ubiquity of extortion markets in urban, poor...
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Guatemala’s First Coca Farm Signals Expansion of CentAm ‘Experiments’

The first-of-its-kind discovery of a coca farm in Guatemala may be a sign that drug trafficking groups looking to cut risks and transport costs could be expanding...
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US Rep. Norma Torres: ‘We Want to Really Understand Who’s Corrupt’

Few have followed the anti-graft fight in Central America’s Northern Triangle region as closely as Guatemala-born US Congresswoman Norma Torres, whose recent...
Guatemala President Jimmy Morales
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US Congress Approves Continued Monitoring of Central America Graft

On May 24, the US House of Representatives approved an amendment to strengthen anti-graft measures in Central America, the latest in a string of political messages...