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Guatemala Massacre Points to Zetas’ Influence in Central America

A massacre in northern Guatemala, which has left at least 27 people dead, is another reminder of the growing influence exerted by powerful Mexican drug gang, the...
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Mexico Drug Gang Behind Guatemala Massacre?

The slaughter and decapitation of at least 27 people at a farm in north Guatemala is likely part of the brutal conflict between Mexico's Zetas and local gang the...
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Salvadoran Judges Refuse to Extradite Traffickers to US

Courts in El Salvador have refused to extradite two Guatemalan former military officers who are wanted by the U.S. on drug trafficking...
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After Portillo’s Acquittal, a Challenge for Judicial Reform in Guatemala

A Guatemalan court acquitted former President Alfonso Portillo of corruption charges, in a major blow to the credibility of the justice system and a sign that a...
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Guatemalan Drug Lord, Lover of Horses, Beloved by Fishermen

Guatemala's top drug lord, Juan Alberto Ortiz Lopez, alias "Juan Chamale," is accused of smuggling over 3,000 kilos of cocaine in small fishing boats in 2009,...
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Honduras Captures Guatemala Kingpin

Guatemalan drug lord Mario Ponce, who is one of that country's most-wanted criminals, was captured after his helicopter landed in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Ponce is...
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New America Media: The Press Under Pressure

A series of three news reports, written by Jose Luis Sierra and published by New American Media, look at the situation facing the press in Latin America, based on...
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Guatemalan Drug Kingpin Arrested with US Assistance

With the arrest of alleged drug kingpin Waldemar Lorenzana, organized crime in Guatemala seems to have taken a hit. However, a closer examination of the...
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Plaza Publica: The Ghost of the Zetas

The state of siege had not yet ended and they had already returned. "Did you hear a cardamom seller was killed? Well, it was them," said a civilian intelligence...