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Growing Extortion Spurs Wave of Deadly Bus Attacks in Guatemala

Though violence has decreased in Guatemala, recent deadly attacks against buses show that public transport remains under siege by gangs, which have increased...
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InSight Crime’s 2018 Homicide Round-Up

With a worsening crisis in Venezuela, dark days in Nicaragua, an ever more fragile peace process in Colombia, new governments and new ideas in Brazil, Mexico and...
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Guatemala President Causes Constitutional Crisis to Oust CICIG

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales has pushed his country to the brink of a constitutional crisis in his eagerness to rid himself of the anti-corruption commission...
Photo de President Jimmy Morales
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GameChangers 2018: Threatened by Inquiries, Central American Elites Strike Back

As 2018 came to a close, two things became clear: the once impenetrable armor against corruption that the United States and other international donors provided in...
InSight Crime's 2018 Criminal GameChangers
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GameChangers 2018: The Year Crime Became an Ideology

Welcome to InSight Crime’s Criminal GameChangers 2018, where we highlight the most important trends in organized crime in the Americas over the course of the...
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Morales Orders CICIG Agents To Leave Guatemala

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales wants to deal a final blow in his political war against the international anti-corruption commission that has been glued to him...
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‘Cash Luna’ Corruption Case May Reveal Guatemala Nexus of Drugs and Religion

A new investigation alleges that one of the most influential evangelical pastors in Guatemala took money from a high-profile drug trafficker, underscoring how the...
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Gang Prevention in Central America: A Lost Battle Against State Indifference?

With migrants fleeing murder and violence in caravans and the evident flop of repressive policies in the Northern Triangle, gang prevention and rehabilitation...
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Is Anti-Graft Body CICIG Behind Guatemala Homicides Drop?

A recent report argues that the anti-graft body CICIG directly contributed to a drop in killings in Guatemala. But this analysis might be overly simplistic and...