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New Guatemala Attorney General Likely to Weaken Anti-Corruption Drive

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales has chosen a new attorney general who is widely expected to discontinue her predecessor’s forceful anti-corruption drive, a decision that comes as little surprise given the administration’s ramped-up efforts to derail the fight against graft…

This article was written with assistance from Felipe Puerta and Héctor Silva Ávalos. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

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Political Manipulation Could Taint Selection of Guatemala’s Next Attorney General

A process to select members of a commission that will help choose Guatemala’s next attorney general is about to begin. But recent reports and past history suggest powerful elites have already been maneuvering to shape the commission’s composition and recommendations in an effort to thwart a years-long anti-graft drive by the top prosecutor’s office…

This piece was co-authored with Tristan Clavel, with assistance from Josefina Salomón. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Gang Members, Guards Accused in Guatemala Prison Director’s Murder

Authorities in Guatemala have accused several prison guards of conspiring with alleged gang members to murder a prison director, a reminder of how widespread corruption in the penitentiary system fuels violence and criminal control…

This piece was co-authored with Parker Asmann. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Weekly InSight: Guatemala Mayor ‘Tres Kiebres’ – The Art of Being ‘3 Times Broken’

In our October 11 Facebook Live session, co-director Steven Dudley and senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime’s new investigation of the complicated criminal ties of the mayor of Ipala, Guatemala — Esduin Javier Javier, also known as “Tres Kiebres.”

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Weekly InSight: An Open Discussion on Crime and Corruption in Latin America

In our September 21 Facebook Live Session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed some of our viewers’ questions concerning the most pressing crime and corruption issues in Latin America…

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Weekly InSight: Battle of Guatemala President vs. Justice System Pushes Country to Breaking Point

In our September 7 Facebook Live session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke about the ongoing conflict between Guatemala‘s president and the country’s justice system, which has pitted the Central American nation’s two most powerful institutions against each other…

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Weekly InSight: Mauricio López Bonilla, From Guatemala’s Top Cop to US Most Wanted

In our June 29 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa and Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos discussed the case of former Guatemala Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla, who is being sought by the United States to face drug charges in a federal court…

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