Guatemala

Are US Anti-Crime Programs in Central America Working?

Over the past several years, the United States has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on crime and violence prevention programs in Central America, with few evaluations of the impact of this investment. But one hotly debated study highlights the challenges of measuring security assistance outcomes, as well as the need for a greater body of analysis about the efficacy of such initiatives…

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US Congress Members Support CentAm Anti-Corruption Efforts

Members of the US Congress have introduced a resolution supporting the anti-corruption efforts of several Central American governments, showing the legislative body’s commitment to backing such initiatives even as they come under fire in the region…

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Cargo Robberies in Northern Triangle Hamper Regional Commerce

Criminal groups are stealing commercial shipments transiting Central America’s Northern Triangle, illustrating how insecurity in the region is negatively impacting regional trade…

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Guatemala’s CICIG Says More Big Corruption Cases to Come

The commissioner of Guatemala‘s internationally backed anti-impunity body said that authorities expect to uncover government corruption schemes on the same scale as the ones that sent shock waves throughout the Central American nation last year…

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Comparing Presidential Corruption Scandals in Guatemala and Brazil: Part 2

On October 27, InSight Crime published an analysis comparing recent corruption scandals involving former presidents in Guatemala and Brazil. In addition to reporting by InSight Crime and other outlets, the article also drew on a discussion InSight Crime moderated recently between Mike Allison and Matthew Taylor. An edited transcript of that conversation appears below…

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Comparing Presidential Corruption Scandals in Guatemala and Brazil: Part 1

Over the past several years, both Brazil and Guatemala have been rocked by revelations of widespread corruption at the highest levels of government. Former presidents in both countries are now standing trial for their alleged roles in the respective scandals, which raise important questions about the nature of organized crime and corruption in Latin America. Below, InSight Crime explores some of the similarities and differences between these cases…

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