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InSight Crime’s Person of Interest Podcast: Guatemala’s Political Fixer

In our inaugural podcast, we look at Guatemala's putrid campaign finance system through the story of Obdulio Solórzano, a political fixer for the UNE party who...
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The Zetas, Drug Money and the Colom Campaign in Guatemala

In the first of three articles concerning illicit political contributions in Guatemala, we look at the 2007 presidential campaign of Álvaro Colom. Colom, the...
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Illicit Campaign Financing in Guatemala

This three-part investigative series looks at how the last three winners of the presidency in Guatemala financed their campaigns using hidden funds from...
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Members of US Congress Ask for Sanctions Against LatAm Elites

A bipartisan group of members of the US Congress have asked President Donald Trump to investigate and sanction six individuals who have been accused of corruption...
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US State Dept to Create Central America Corruption ‘Blacklist’

On July 26, the US House and Senate approved a bill that will require the Secretary of State to share the identities of government officials in Central America’s...
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Guatemala Self-Defense Groups Reminder of Security Concerns

Authorities in Guatemala fear that self-defense groups operating in response to a lack of state presence may turn into criminal organizations engaged in illicit...
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Guatemala President Uses Interior Ministry to Weaken Anti-Graft Body

The Guatemala Interior Ministry’s withdrawal of police assigned to the CICIG, its internationally-backed anti-graft body, is a likely sign that the president has...
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5 Ways To Fight Corruption in Latin America

Corruption has been solidifying its place at the top of the agenda for policymakers and citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean. Below, InSight Crime...
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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...