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Are Mexico President-Elect’s Security Proposals Wishful Thinking?

Mexico President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has set himself the task of shifting the country’s heavy-handed, militarized security policies against...
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AG Silence Could Signal Difficult Path to Justice in Guatemala

Concern has been mounting since Guatemala’s new attorney general took office two months...
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How Honduras’ MACCIH Loses, Even When It Wins

A new report says that the OAS-backed international judicial mission in Honduras has survived, even succeeded at times, despite numerous efforts by its enemies and...
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Implementation of Mexico Anti-Graft Reform Still Elusive

A new report claims that sweeping legal reforms approved in 2016 could be the answer to Mexico’s deep-seated corruption, but the country’s poor record when it...
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3 Ways to Measure Guatemala’s New Attorney General

Amid an increasingly tense political environment, María Consuelo Porras will become Guatemala’s new attorney general. Porras may determine whether...
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Guatemala Accusations Amp Up Tensions Between Presidency, AG’s Office

Less than 48 hours before a new attorney general takes office, prosecutors in Guatemala have added another and perhaps the strongest layer of accusations against...
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US Senator Injects Uncertainty Into Guatemala Anti-Corruption Fight

In a move that could imperil anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala, US Senator Marco Rubio said he has halted funding for the United Nations-backed...
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A New Guatemala Attorney General Brings New Concerns

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales has chosen a new attorney general who is widely expected to discontinue her predecessor’s forceful anti-corruption drive, a...
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Mass Presidential Pardon Unlikely to Improve Bolivia Prisons

The president of Bolivia introduced a new amnesty and pardon decree to congress in an attempt to alleviate the country’s prison crisis. However, it is unlikely...
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New Evidence in Landmark Case Suggests Argentina Judge Ran Drug Ring

A federal judge in Argentina who was once lauded for his anti-narcotic efforts is facing charges that he colluded with drug traffickers and resold confiscated...
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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...