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Honduras Attorney General, Civil Society Challenge ‘Impunity Pact’

The attorney general of Honduras and a prominent civil society group have launched legal challenges against a recent legislative reform denounced by critics as an...
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Iván Velásquez: Guatemala’s Elites Are Vying for Total State Control

In the fight for Guatemala’s institutions, there is never a dull moment. Recently, and especially in the last few weeks, powerful groups in...
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Is Argentina Poised To Clean Up Its Judiciary?

An upcoming official investigation into judicial corruption in Argentina is poised to lift the lid on the country’s highly questioned judiciary, possibly spurring...
Guatemala's Supreme Court
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Judicial Delay Tactics Gumming Up Guatemala Criminal Cases: Report

A new report details how defense attorneys in Guatemala are capitalizing on the slow pace of judicial proceedings to derail the progress of high-profile corruption...
Former Mexico Attorney General Raúl Cervantes Andrade
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Mexico AG Resigns Amid Growing Pressure to Tackle Widespread Graft

Mexico's top prosecutor has stepped down less than a year after taking office amid growing pressure to tackle widespread corruption. The resignation serves as...
"Day of infamy," reads Guatemala newspaper headline
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#BlackWednesday: Guatemala Takes Another Step to Institutionalize Corruption

Guatemala's congress took another bold step towards institutionalizing corruption on September 13, by reforming a law to protect politicians and their party...
Brazil President Michel Temer of the PMDB
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New Charges Provide Further Evidence of Crime Group Run by Brazil Elites

Brazil's top prosecutor has charged several former and current senators with receiving bribes and being part of a "criminal organization," offering further evidence...
Former Brazil Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva
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Was Brazil’s Workers’ Party a ‘Criminal Organization’? (And Why It Matters)

Brazil's chief prosecutor charged former presidents Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva and Dilma Rousseff with running a "criminal organization," marking a new attempt by...
Organizers protest impunity in Mexico
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Latin America Scores Poorly in New ‘Global Impunity Index’

Nearly every country in Latin America is struggling to combat high rates of impunity, according to a new report that analyzes structural and human rights conditions...
Guatemala President Jimmy Morales announces expulsion of CICIG Commissioner
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With Bold Move Against CICIG, Guatemala President Calling Trump’s Bluff

After declaring the head of a UN commission persona non grata in his country amid investigations into narco donations to his campaign, Guatemala's President Jimmy...
Mexico's judicial reform falls short of hyped expectations
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Mexico’s Judicial Reform, One Year In: A Mix of Successes and Defects

Mexico's landmark judicial reform just celebrated the first anniversary of its implementation, but the law's lingering defects and unfulfilled promise have limited...
El Salvador's Legislative Assembly
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El Salvador Reworks Asset Forfeiture Law in Favor of Corruption Defendants

In a full legislative plenary session, El Salvador's political parties demonstrated their ability to twist regulations intended to fight crime and shield the assets...