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Brother of Guatemalan Drug Lord Slain

Arturo Paredes Cordoba, the brother of Jorge Mario Paredes Cordoba (pictured), alias "El Gordo," was assassinated along with another man as he drove his car in Rio...
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How ‘Mano Dura’ is Strengthening Gangs

The United Nations and U.S. Southern Command estimate there are approximately 70,000 gang members, or so-called maras, most of them concentrated in the Northern...
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Guatemala’s President says Business Proposal for Emergency Measures “Positive”

Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom said a private business group's proposed "states of emergency" in violent and crime-ridden regions of the country was "positive,"...
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Calderón: Drugs Increasingly Shipped Through Guatemala, Honduras

Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced that authorities have detected a change in flights carrying cocaine shipments from South America, which are...
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Report: CICIG a Success in Guatemala

A new report in Americas Quarterly cites the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) as a major success story in the country’s...
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Arrest of Indian Leads Authorities to Human Trafficking Network

Guatemalan authorities believe the accomplice of an Indian man captured in the airport in New Dehli this week connected to human trafficking is in Guatemala, the...
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Indian Authorities Arrest Human Trafficker with Guatemalan Passports

Indian authorities arrested an Indian national with 31 Guatemalan passports at the New Dehli airport on Tuesday, Guatemala’s elPeriódico newspaper...
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Report Documents Growing Danger for Guatemalan Police

In a phenomenon that appears to mirror that of Mexico’s, 47 Guatemalan police have been killed already this year, the Prensa Libre newspaper...
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AQ: Battling Organized Crime in Guatemala

From an article by Morris Panner and Adriana Beltrán published in the Fall 2010 issue of "America´s...