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Top Guatemalan Drug Trafficker Arrested

A trafficker believed to be a key contact for the Sinaloa Cartel was arrested in Guatemala on Wednesday. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considered...
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Guatemala Poppy Production Up: By How Much?

There is a troubling trend in Guatemala that is very hard to measure: opium poppy production, which provides the raw material for...
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Obama to Visit El Salvador While Guatemala is the New Front Line

Obama visits El Salvador this week to discuss drug trafficking, poverty and street gangs, but it is Guatemala that is the new front line in the drug war as the...
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UN Secretary General Visits Guatemala

As Latin America prepares for President Obama’s visit, Guatemala will receive the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, IPS News reports. While...
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InSide: The Most Dangerous Job in the World

Much of the headlines in the region about organized crime are focused on the chase, capture, and sometimes death of infamous criminal leaders. But there are many...
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‘Smear Campaign’ in Guatemala Aims to Discredit Reformers

Political intrigue in Guatemala is threatening to stall efforts at police and judicial reform, as some of the country's most important reformists have been sucked...
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Guatemala Profile

Guatemala's criminal organizations are among the most sophisticated and dangerous in Central America. Some of them have been in operation for decades. They include...
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Guatemala Seeks to Curb Crimes Committed from Jails

The Guatemalan Public Ministry and the National Police say they have identified five major leaders of the Barrio 18 (M-18)  gang currently held at the maximum...
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Belize May Begin Patrolling Guatemalan Border

Belize's ambassador to Guatemala has said that the Belize military may begin patrolling the Guatemalan side of the border in order to better combat a "spillover" of...