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Mexico, Guatemala Agree to Up Security Cooperation

The presidents of Mexico and Guatemala have agreed to increase cooperation to strengthen border security and combat transnational organized crime, and to improve...
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Guatemala ‘Sleeper’ Cartel Corrodes State, Military

A Guatemalan newspaper editor shines a spotlight onto networks of corruption intertwined with the state, and how these may be developing to try to keep their hold...
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Cocaine Seizure, Extortion Ring Bust Points to Guatemala Role in Regional Crime

A drug seizure in Costa Rica and the dismantling of an extortion network which targeted El Salvadorans, both allegedly run by Guatemalan nationals, are signs of the...
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Guatemala Soldiers Finally Stand Trial over War Massacre

In a step forwards for Guatemala's judiciary, the Supreme Court has begun the trial of four retired military officers accused of taking part in one of the most...
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Guatemala Police Seize $3B Drug Assets in 2011

Security forces in Guatemala have seized more than three billion dollars in drugs and assets so far in 2011, according to a report by Guatemala’s National Civil...
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Sonsonate: El Salvador’s Most Violent Region

Sonsonate, in western El Salvador, has the highest murder rate in the country. Located on a strategic drug route to Guatemala, the province is infested with local...
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Guatemala Election: Corruption Claims Bring Back Bad Memories

As Guatemala’s elections approach, allegations of corruption have gathered around the UCN party. Such concerns are particularly worrying in a country awash with...
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Central America Works to Coordinate Laws on Organized Crime

The governments of Central America and the Dominican Republic announced the creation of a commission to harmonize laws across the region against organized...
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Guatemala Arrests Show Something is Working

With a recent series of high profile arrests, Guatemala's authorities, under the leadership of a new attorney general, are beginning to show their teeth. But while...