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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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Why Violence Could Boil Over in Guatemala Elections

Guatemala has already seen over 20 political murders linked to the 2011 elections. The indications are that violence will continue, if not increase, during what...
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After Portillo’s Acquittal, a Challenge for Judicial Reform in Guatemala

A Guatemalan court acquitted former President Alfonso Portillo of corruption charges, in a major blow to the credibility of the justice system and a sign that a...
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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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CIACS

Guatemala's 40-year civil war laid the groundwork for many criminal organizations, including several that spawned from state intelligence and military services....