All About Judicial Reform

GUATEMALA / 18 JUN 2019

The impunity rate in Guatemala increased last year even amid high-profile prosecutions by a heralded anti-graft body, laying clear the limitations of such…

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 FEB 2019

With four former presidents embroiled in corruption scandals, Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra described 2019 as the year of the fight against corruption and impunity. But in a twist as unfortunate and…

GUATEMALA / 22 NOV 2018

A recent report argues that the anti-graft body CICIG directly contributed to a drop in killings in Guatemala. But this analysis might be overly simplistic and may still fail to persuade the…

BARRIO 18 / 16 NOV 2018

Even under the best of circumstances, there are few incentives to become a cooperating witness in an extortion case in El Salvador. And, as one witness has found out, participation…

COCAINE / 8 NOV 2018

A new study from Transparency Venezuela says that the country’s weak criminal justice system, made worse by the government’s cooptation of public institutions, is facilitating the activities of organized crime…

COLOMBIA / 18 SEP 2018

If you ever met the Colombian judge Ivan Velasquez, you would not think he is the giant-slayer that he is.

AYOTZINAPA / 4 SEP 2018

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto’s final report on the state of the country showed that the security crisis will be one of his darkest legacies and one of the incoming…

ELITES AND CRIME / 31 AUG 2018

In a bold move that may further stoke tension in his Central American nation, Guatemala President Jimmy Morales has announced that he will not renew the mandate for the country's…

ELITES AND CRIME / 9 AUG 2018

Peru's entire judicial apparatus is in chaos following the leak of audio recordings that appear to show powerful officials engaged in various influence peddling and corruption schemes.

DRUG POLICY / 1 AUG 2018

Mexico President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has set himself the task of shifting the country’s heavy-handed, militarized security policies against organized crime to more holistic solutions. But how realistic are…

CIACS / 17 JUL 2018

Concern has been mounting since Guatemala’s new attorney general took office two months ago.

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 JUN 2018

A new report says that the OAS-backed international judicial mission in Honduras has survived, even succeeded at times, despite numerous efforts by its enemies and proponents alike.

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