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Guatemala Impunity Report Shows Limits of Anti-Graft Body

The impunity rate in Guatemala increased last year even amid high-profile prosecutions by a heralded anti-graft body, laying clear the limitations of...
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What Are Guatemala Presidential Candidates Planning on Security?

Guatemala will head to the polls on June 16 to elect a new president, a decision that is sure to have profound implications for the nation’s domestic security and...
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MS13 Grows Extortion Empire Through Honduras Mototaxi Fleet

The MS13 in Honduras has gone from shaking down motorcycle taxi drivers to owning fleets of the bikes and controlling the organizations that license them, showing...
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Why US Aid Cuts to Central America Will Help Organized Crime

In late March, President Donald Trump followed up on his threat to suspend US aid to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, He had repeatedly made this pledge,...
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The Tale of a Guatemala Mayor and Half a Ton of Cocaine

Corruption seems to be the common denominator in Guatemalan politics, particularly in an election year. One particularly egregious case involves Otoniel Lima...
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US Corruption List Highlights Northern Triangle Presidents’ Criminal Ties

A new US list of corruption suspects in Central America includes officials with ties to sitting presidents -- an important step in recognizing how deeply corruption...
Foto: Alex Cruz/El Periódico de Guatemala
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Kamilo Rivera and the Ghosts of Guatemala’s Death Squads

Kamilo Rivera was a cop, an executioner and government minister. He is now on the run. Kamilo Rivera arrived shortly before 6 a.m. at his office in the colonial...
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Endless Corruption Probes Overshadow Upcoming Guatemala Elections

Guatemala's upcoming presidential elections continue to be marred by a raft of graft probes as authorities in the Central American nation announced another...
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Copycat Extortionists: Guatemala’s Criminal Chancers

Widespread fear of street gangs in the Northern Triangle countries is being exploited by copycat groups who pose as gang members to extort victims. These criminal...