Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

Elites and Organized Crime

The Tale of a Guatemala Mayor and Half a Ton of Cocaine

Corruption seems to be the common denominator in Guatemalan politics, particularly in an election year. One particularly egregious case involves Otoniel Lima Recinos, the mayor of Nueva...

US Corruption List Highlights Northern Triangle Presidents’ Criminal Ties

A new US list of corruption suspects in Central America includes officials with ties to sitting presidents -- an important step in recognizing how deeply corruption has penetrated...

Kamilo Rivera and the Ghosts of Guatemala’s Death Squads

Kamilo Rivera was a cop, an executioner and government minister. He is now on the run. Kamilo Rivera arrived shortly before 6 a.m. at his office in the colonial palace, an old,...

Testimony Brings Honduras President Closer to Brother’s Drug Trade Ties

Newly unveiled testimony from the brother of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández about his links to the drug trade is making it harder for the Central American head of...

Endless Corruption Probes Overshadow Upcoming Guatemala Elections

Guatemala's upcoming presidential elections continue to be marred by a raft of graft probes as authorities in the Central American nation announced another investigation into a...

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