Category: Central America

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Guatemala’s corruption should be at the top of Trump’s agenda

If the Trump administration and the US Congress truly want to address gang violence and reduce the number of Central American migrants turning to the United States as a safe haven, ending corruption should be at the top of their agenda.

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Is Honduras Losing the Fight Against Aerial Drug Trafficking?

Honduras authorities’ long-running strategy of seizing planes and demolishing landing strips has done little to identify suspects, routes and suppliers, allowing the so-called “narco flights” to continue.

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Public Outcry Forces Guatemala Congress to Backtrack on ‘Impunity Pact’

Guatemala’s congress is backtracking on an attempt to weaken anti-corruption efforts following massive public outcry and a rapid response by the country’s highest court, indicating that while international pressure has not seemed to deter corrupt political elites from attempting to shield themselves, widespread domestic outrage might.