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Corridor of Violence: The Guatemala-Honduras Border

Latin America Report N°52, 4 June 2014

A mother and her children walk through evidence markers at the scene of a deadly shootout near Zacapa, Guatemala September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair

Ending bloodshed in this neglected border region requires more than task forces: credible institutions, access to state services and continuing security are also needed.

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Corridor of Violence: The Guatemala-Honduras Border, Latin America Report N°52, 4 Jun 2014

Ending bloodshed in this neglected border region requires more than task forces: credible institutions, access to state services and continuing security are also needed.

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Justice on Trial in Guatemala: The Ríos Montt Case, Latin America Report N°50, 23 Sep 2013

Ensuring a prompt and fair retrial of former dictator José Efraín Ríos Montt is crucial to finally bringing justice to victims of the armed conflict and to reconciling a fragile democracy with its citizens.

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Totonicapán: Tension in Guatemala’s Indigenous Hinterland, Latin America Report N°47, 6 Feb 2013

The killing of protestors last October was a tragedy foretold by those who have long warned against Guatemala’s use of the armed forces to maintain domestic peace. español

Police Reform in Guatemala: Obstacles and Opportunities, Latin America Report N°43, 20 Jul 2012

To stem the violence that kills thousands of Guatemalans each year, the government must find the resources and will to carry out long-stalled reforms of the national police.

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Guatemala: Drug Trafficking and Violence, Latin America Report N°39, 11 Oct 2011

The bloody eruption of the Mexican Zetas cartel into its territory is the latest chapter in a vicious cycle of repeated government failures, massive corruption and criminal violence that threatens the frail democracy of Guatemala, the gateway for most of the drugs reaching the U.S. from Mexico.

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Guatemala: Drug Trafficking and Violence, Latin America Report N°39, 11 Oct 2011

The bloody eruption of the Mexican Zetas cartel into its territory is the latest chapter in a vicious cycle of repeated government failures, massive corruption and criminal violence that threatens the frail democracy of Guatemala, the gateway for most of the drugs reaching the U.S. from Mexico.

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Guatemala’s Elections: Clean Polls, Dirty Politics, Latin America Briefing N°24, 16 Jun 2011

Violence and unregulated campaign finance endanger political institutions ahead of the Guatemalan polls in September.

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Learning to Walk without a Crutch:
The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala
, Latin America Report N°36, 31 May 2011

Despite the promising beginning made by a unique hybrid legal body established by agreement with the UN, a culture of fear and impunity still prevails in Guatemala.

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Guatemala: Squeezed between Crime and Impunity, Latin America Report Nº33, 22 Jun 2010

Fourteen years after the end of its civil war, Guatemala has become a paradise for crime that is deeply entrenched in the state and society, undermines institutions and thrives on extreme levels of impunity.

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No hay acuerdo sobre en qué se debe hacer justicia y en qué no


Resulta que algo se olvidó discutir en Guatemala, opina Javier Ciurlizza. Algo importante.

Plaza Pública

Statement on the Ríos Montt Conviction for Genocide, War Crimes

 
Read our statement on the conviction of former military dictator José Efrain Ríos Montt for genocide and crimes against humanity.

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Drug Trafficking and Violence in Guatemala

Mark Schneider, Crisis Group’s Senior Vice President and Special Adviser on Latin America, discusses the growing threat of drug traffickers in Guatemala.