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All Hands on Deck to Hide Jimmy Morales’ ‘Ghost Flight’

President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala has many public enemies, but there is one who costs him more sleep at night than the others: CICIG Commissioner Iván...
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Guatemala Powerbroker Withdraws US Asylum Plea To Face Criminal Charges

A longtime powerbroker in Guatemala has withdrawn his plea for asylum in the United States and will instead be deported to face criminal charges related to the...
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InSight Crime Podcast: The Good Student

In this week's podcast, we finish our series on illegal campaign financing in Guatemala, focusing on current President Jimmy...
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President Jimmy Morales’ (and Guatemala’s) ‘Original Sin’

It was just five months after he’d been sworn in as president of Guatemala that Jimmy Morales was in trouble. The date was May 5, 2016, and an auditor appointed...
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Multi-Country Effort Sinks International Drug Trafficking Network

A joint operation between four Latin American countries dismantled a drug trafficking organization, demonstrating the success of regional cooperation policies in...
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Guatemala Gang ‘Copycats’ Terrorize, Extort

The repeated appearance of “copycats” in Guatemala shows how criminals are taking advantage of the country’s widespread extortion and its near primal fear of...
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InSight Crime Podcast: The ‘Car Thief’

In our podcast this week, we return to Guatemala for the second of three stories on illicit campaign financing in that country to discuss Juan Carlos Monzón, the...
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Guatemala Politics and the Patriotic Party’s Theory of ‘Eternal Return’

Juan Carlos Monzón was in South Korea when his boss, Guatemala’s Vice President Roxana Baldetti, received the call that would change their two trajectories –...
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New Guatemala AG Puts Jimmy Morales in Her Crosshairs

Guatemala Attorney General Consuelo Porras’ has requested that the country’s legislature initiate a preliminary hearing against President Jimmy Morales for...