Crime and insecurity affects Central Americans' daily behavior

How Fear of Crime in Central America Impacts Daily Life, Contributes to Migration

A new report shows the extent to which insecurity negatively affects the daily lives of Central American citizens, and provides further evidence that crime and...
Firearms often end up where criminal groups operate

Guatemala Arms Trafficking Routes Mirror Drug Trafficking Hot Spots

A new report has provided additional information on arms trafficking routes in Guatemala, showing that they appear to mirror the drug trafficking hot spots utilized...
Protestors in Guatemala

Weekly InSight: An Open Discussion on Crime and Corruption in Latin America

In our September 21 Facebook Live Session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed some of our viewers' questions concerning the most...
Protesters flood Guatemala's streets during a national strike

Guatemala Corruption Crisis Deepens With Cabinet Resignations, National Strike

Several top ministers in Guatemala's government have resigned and thousands of citizens have flooded the streets to protest recent elite efforts to institutionalize...
Anti-Corruption protesters in Guatemala City confront police

Public Outcry Forces Guatemala Congress to Backtrack on ‘Impunity Pact’

Guatemala's congress is backtracking on an attempt to weaken anti-corruption efforts following massive public outcry and a rapid response by the country's highest...
"Day of infamy," reads Guatemala newspaper headline

#BlackWednesday: Guatemala Takes Another Step to Institutionalize Corruption

Guatemala's congress took another bold step towards institutionalizing corruption on September 13, by reforming a law to protect politicians and their party...
Arrests during El Salvador anti-gang operation

Amid Elite Crime Scandals, CentAm Continues Anti-Gang Focus

Authorities in Central America have arrested hundreds of suspected gang members in recent days during coinciding operations, but their willingness to mount...
Guatemala President Jimmy Morales

In Huge Momentum Shift, Guatemala President Retains Immunity

In a huge shift of momentum, Guatemala's congress has voted to retain President Jimmy Morales' immunity in the face of corruption allegations, a clear demonstration...
US Representative Norma Torres introduced an amendment to protect anti-corruption funds

US Congress Doubles Down on Support for CentAm Anti-Graft Efforts

US politicians are ramping up pressure on Central American countries to keep up their anti-corruption efforts as these initiatives continue to stir political...