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ELITES AND CRIME / 2 SEP 2015

Guatemala's Congress has voted to lift President Otto Perez Molina's political immunity, opening the door for prosecutors to bring criminal charges against the president for his alleged role in a…

ELITES AND CRIME / 1 SEP 2015

For three days now, Guatemala's ex-vice president has been trying to hide in a corner, behind the biggest and swarthiest of her lawyers. There, crouched in the corner of Courtroom…

CIACS / 28 AUG 2015

An investigation into the customs fraud network known as "La Linea" has implicated Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina and led to the arrest of former Vice President Roxana Baldetti.

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 AUG 2015

Although the walls are closing in on Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina, due to new revelations of his involvement in a massive corruption case, he may yet avoid prison. …

ELITES AND CRIME / 25 AUG 2015

Guatemala is in upheaval: former vice president Roxana Baldetti is behind bars; President Otto Perez Molina is facing persistent calls to resign. Why is this all happening now? Here are…

CIACS / 21 AUG 2015

Guatemala's top prosecutors say that President Otto Perez Molina was involved in a massive customs fraud scandal, the same day that former Vice President Roxana Baldetti was arrested for her…

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 AUG 2015

Authorities in Guatemala have captured two suspects linked to an alleged criminal network run by a powerful political family from Honduras, the most recent development in a case indicative of…

ARGENTINA / 12 AUG 2015

El Salvador has invoked its anti-terrorism laws to prosecute alleged gang members -- raising the debate over definitions of crime and terrorism, where the two intersect, and the government's motives…

ELITES AND CRIME / 5 AUG 2015

Prosecutors in Peru have handed down the first charges under a new law specifically targeting "sicariato," or hired killings, raising questions about whether the new legislation will be enough to…

ARGENTINA / 3 AUG 2015

Allegations that a prominent Argentine politician played a top role in an ephedrine trafficking ring raises the possibility that the drug trade has co-opted Argentina's most powerful elites.

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 AUG 2015

Allegations have surfaced of irregular behavior in land purchases by Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina, triggering further speculation that the embattled president's term in office could come to a premature…

BRAZIL / 30 JUL 2015

Anti-corruption movements across Latin America has been a key development in 2015, and has shaken political elites from Guatemala to Brazil. Security analyst James Bosworth breaks down how these ongoing…

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