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Ousting of Police Director May Shift Guatemala’s Balance of Power

In another blow against anti-corruption efforts, President Jimmy Morales’ government replaced the head of the police and his top advisors....
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In Guatemala’s VIP Prisons, the Powerful Are Safe and Committing Crimes

The justice and prison systems have managed to preserve the lives of the powerful once they are sentenced, but they have failed to prevent their conspiring to...
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Arrest of Guatemala’s ‘Tennis Shoe King’ Could Impact Prosecutor Selection Process

The recent arrests of an elusive and powerful Guatemalan businessman-turned lobbyist and an influential judge could impact the current search for the new attorney...
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Corruption Survey Shows Latin America Still Struggling to Tackle Graft

A new survey says that despite some advances made in recent years, Latin America and the Caribbean continue to score poorly for corruption, underscoring ongoing...
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Guatemala Authorities, CICIG Target Yet Another Former President

The arrest in Guatemala of former President Álvaro Colom adds to the list of former heads of states facing corruption allegations in the Central American nation,...
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US Congress Rejects Trump Proposals to Slash Latin America Security Aid

A new analysis suggests the US congress is poised to push back against President Donald Trump's proposals for massive cuts in security aid...
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Gangs as ‘Terrorists’ Proposal Is a Smoke Screen in Guatemala

This week, Guatemala’s new interior minister asked Congress to reform the penal code in order to designate the country’s gang members as terrorists, a...
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Weekly InSight: Outlook for Anti-Graft Initiatives in Honduras and Guatemala

In our February 2 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley and Managing Editor Josefina Salomón addressed the current status and outlook of...
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Iván Velásquez: Guatemala’s Elites Are Vying for Total State Control

In the fight for Guatemala’s institutions, there is never a dull moment. Recently, and especially in the last few weeks, powerful groups in...