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Guatemala Elections: Mapping the Threat from Organized Crime

Criminal gangs, notably the Zetas, threaten to disrupt Guatemala's upcoming elections. InSight Crime measured the risk across different regions of the country for a...
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Drug Gangs Cast Shadow over Guatemala Campaign Funding

As Guatemala gets closer to election day, allegations of misdeeds continue to dog the campaigns, from murders of candidates to irregularities in campaign...
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Guatemala Political Party Branded ‘Narco’ by US: WikiLeaks

The U.S. Embassy in Guatemala classified the political party UCN's affiliation as “narco," according to a cable released by...
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‘Guatemala Anti-Drug Operations Force Refugees into Mexico’

A community of at least 200 people in north Guatemala has sought refuge over the border in Mexico, after their village was allegedly torched in a government...
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Guatemala Counts Over 3,000 Murders in 2011

According to statistics kept by the police and the human rights omsbudman, Guatemala registered 3,366 murders during the first half of...
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Central America Emerges as Key Drug Route: NGO

Drug trafficking in Central America is now a greater threat to the region than ever before, according to a report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs...
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Guatemala Presidential Frontrunner Linked to Narcos: WikiLeaks

A U.S. diplomatic cable leaked by WikiLeaks revealed that Guatemalan presidential hopeful Otto Perez admitted to past links with the Mendoza family, said to be one...
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At the End of Honduras’ ‘Road of Death’

The Salvadoran media organization El Faro reports from the Honduran province of Copan, rumored to be a hideout of drug lord 'El Chapo,' which sits on the mouth of...
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Al Jazeera Special on Drug Wars in Central America

News network Al Jazeera has published a series of articles on organized crime and drug violence in Central America, with reporting from El Salvador, Honduras, and...