FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, Guatemalan Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez Bonilla arrives to Pajoques, Guatemala after clashes related to the building of a factory. Bonilla, a former army lieutenant colonel who has been head of the Interior Ministry since the current government began in 2012, is stepping down on Thursday, May 21, 2015 amid a growing political crisis and calls for President Otto Perez Molina and officials close to him to resign. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)

In Central America’s Northern Triangle, impunity can be won with money, contacts and coercion. And the same rules apply whether you’re a high-level government official or a narco “kingpin.”