All About Judicial Reform

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 MAY 2018

Amid an increasingly tense political environment, María Consuelo Porras will become Guatemala’s new attorney general. Porras may determine whether anti-corruption efforts stall, are reversed or proceed apace.

ELITES AND CRIME / 16 MAY 2018

Less than 48 hours before a new attorney general takes office, prosecutors in Guatemala have added another and perhaps the strongest layer of accusations against President Jimmy Morales for illegally…

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 MAY 2018

In a move that could imperil anti-corruption efforts in Guatemala, US Senator Marco Rubio said he has halted funding for the United Nations-backed judicial body, CICIG. The extraordinary decision by…

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 MAY 2018

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales has chosen a new attorney general who is widely expected to discontinue her predecessor’s forceful anti-corruption drive, a decision that comes as little surprise given the…

BOLIVIA / 6 APR 2018

The president of Bolivia introduced a new amnesty and pardon decree to congress in an attempt to alleviate the country’s prison crisis. However, it is unlikely that the strategy will…

ARGENTINA / 20 FEB 2018

A federal judge in Argentina who was once lauded for his anti-narcotic efforts is facing charges that he colluded with drug traffickers and resold confiscated cocaine, in a landmark case…

ELITES AND CRIME / 5 FEB 2018

The attorney general of Honduras and a prominent civil society group have launched legal challenges against a recent legislative reform denounced by critics as an "impunity pact," highlighting rising tensions…

ELITES AND CRIME / 1 FEB 2018

In the fight for Guatemala’s institutions, there is never a dull moment. Recently, and especially in the last few weeks, powerful groups in the country’s capital have made it…

ARGENTINA / 24 JAN 2018

An upcoming official investigation into judicial corruption in Argentina is poised to lift the lid on the country’s highly questioned judiciary, possibly spurring much-needed improvements, including the removal of barriers…

ELITES AND CRIME / 13 NOV 2017

A new report details how defense attorneys in Guatemala are capitalizing on the slow pace of judicial proceedings to derail the progress of high-profile corruption cases, underscoring the need…

ELITES AND CRIME / 18 OCT 2017

Mexico's top prosecutor has stepped down less than a year after taking office amid growing pressure to tackle widespread corruption. The resignation serves as another example of civil society's…

ELITES AND CRIME / 14 SEP 2017

Guatemala's congress took another bold step towards institutionalizing corruption on September 13, by reforming a law to protect politicians and their party functionaries from prosecution and penalties in cases of…

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