Category: Guatemala

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Care and the caravan: the unmet needs of migrants heading for the US

Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty rely on volunteers for what limited healthcare they can access on their way through Mexico

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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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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.

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Amid Elite Crime Scandals, CentAm Continues Anti-Gang Focus

Authorities in Central America have arrested hundreds of suspected gang members in recent days during coinciding operations, but their willingness to mount such large-scale efforts against gangs has not been matched by an equivalent committment to tackle recent allegations of serious official corruption.