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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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Guatemala President Fires Security Service Chiefs Accused of Spying

The president of Guatemala has fired the two highest-ranking officials in the executive’s security service after they were accused of illegal surveillance, illustrating the persistence of clandestine networks of security officials seeking influence in Guatemalan politics…

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Guatemala’s Key Witness ‘Has More Songs than Juan Gabriel’

An important witness in Guatemala‘s expansive anti-corruption efforts appears to have given testimony leading to new advances in a number of cases, a reminder of the crucial role collaborating witnesses can play in organized crime investigations…

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