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Weekly InSight: Investigation on Guatemala Attorney General Selection

In our April 5 Facebook Live session, Project Manager Héctor Silva Ávalos and Spanish Editor Ronna Rísquez discussed InSight Crime’s latest investigation into...
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How Ríos Montt Won the War in Guatemala

Former Guatemala dictator and legislator Efraín Ríos Montt is dead, but he left behind a blueprint for how to undermine democracy and create powerful, lasting...
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University Deans and Guatemala’s Convoluted Road to a New Attorney General

Guatemala is on the verge of electing a new attorney general. The first filter in the selection process is the postulation commission, made up primarily of the...
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Impunity in Children’s Home Massacre Stains Guatemala’s Justice System

Guatemala's child protection system was shaken to the core on March 8, 2017, but nothing seems to have changed during President Jimmy Morales'...
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Unregulated Private Security Firms Fuel LatAm Crime, Violence: Report

A new report says that a lack of regulation of private security companies in Latin America is having negative impacts on security and at times facilitates criminal...
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Central America Elites Continue Onslaught Against Anti-Graft Commissions

Elites in Guatemala and Honduras are continuing their campaign to defang anti-corruption commissions in their respective countries with a series of new moves aimed...
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Latin America Falls Short on Anti-Crime Efforts: US State Department

An annual US report on international drug trafficking suggests that Latin America continues to struggle with developing effective strategies to combat drug...
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Guatemala Changes Army’s Role Amid Political Crisis

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales' announced reduction of the role of the military in citizen security matters looks like a brazen attempt to score political points...
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Northern Triangle Attorneys General Facing Setbacks in Fight Against Corruption

In just under two months, the president of Guatemala will appoint a new attorney general. Before the end of the year, the congresses of El Salvador and Honduras...