Backroom Justice - The War for Guatemala’s Courts

GUATEMALA / 15 SEP 2014

Special interest groups have co-opted Guatemala’s justice system and blocked the efforts of those trying to clean things up. InSight Crime investigates the backroom players who are pulling the strings.

Chapter 1

Justice and the Creation of a Mafia State in Guatemala

ELITES AND CRIME / 15 SEP 2014

As Guatemala's Congress gears up to select new Supreme Court Justices and appellate court judges, InSight Crime is investigating how organized crime influences the selection process. This story details the…

Chapter 2

The 'Tennis Shoe King' Who Became Guatemala's Gentleman Lobbyist

CONTRABAND / 15 SEP 2014

As Guatemala gears up to select new Supreme Court Justices and appellate court judges, InSight Crime is investigating how organized crime influences the selection process. This story explores the role…

Chapter 3

The War of Paz y Paz: The Revolution

ELITES AND CRIME / 23 APR 2014

Since taking over in 2010, Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has waged a revolution from inside one of the country's most troubled institutions. She has submitted…

Chapter 4

The War of Paz y Paz: The Victims

ELITES AND CRIME / 22 APR 2014

Since taking over in 2010, Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has waged a revolutionary war from inside one of the country's most troubled institutions. She has submitted her…

Chapter 5

The War of Paz y Paz: Enemy of the State

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 APR 2014

Since taking over in 2010, Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has waged a revolution from inside one of the country's most troubled institutions. She has submitted her name…

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