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Pressure grows for Guatemala president to resign amid scandals

Aug 27, 2015

Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation." 

Guatemala Supreme Court approves Perez impeachment request

Aug 27, 2015

The Guatemalan Supreme Court on Tuesday approved a request by the country's attorney general to impeach President Otto Perez over his suspected involvement in a racket to siphon customs revenue from the government, and passed the matter to Congress for approval. 

Prosecutors allege Guatemala ex-VP accepted $3.7M in bribes

Aug 25, 2015

Prosecutors in Guatemala alleged Monday that former Vice President Roxana Baldetti accepted $3.7 million in bribes as part of a customs corruption scandal that forced her from office and has shaken the government of President Otto Perez Molina. 

Guatemala ex-VP arrested, president implicated in scandal

Aug 24, 2015
Inauguration of 43rd OAS General Assembly. Photo credit: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS. Taken on June 4, 2013. CC BY-SA 2.0

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 alleged role in the network.

Guatemala president on corruption allegations: 'I will not resign'

Aug 24, 2015

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has said that he will not stand down over corruption allegations. 

The siren call of militarization in Latin America

Aug 23, 2015
Anti-militarization graffiti in Buenos Aires. Photo credit: Simulacrum. Taken on August 19, 2008. CC BY-SA 2.0

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the militarization of domestic security is bad for human rights and has little impact on crime and violence in the long term. So what keeps attracting Latin American governments to adopt these "iron fist" policies?

US Judge orders release of migrants from family detention centers

Aug 22, 2015

A federal judge in California has ordered the government to release immigrant children from family detention centers "without unnecessary delay," and with their mothers when possible, according to court papers. 

Central America, Caribbean issue agricultural alert due to drought

Aug 21, 2015

Central American and Caribbean governments on Thursday issued an official alert as severe drought in the region damages the crops of some 1.6 million people. 

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Inauguration of 43rd OAS General Assembly. Photo credit: Juan Manuel Herrera/OAS. Taken on June 4, 2013. CC BY-SA 2.0
Guatemala's top prosecutors say that President Otto Perez Molina was involved in a ma...
Anti-militarization graffiti in Buenos Aires. Photo credit: Simulacrum. Taken on August 19, 2008. CC BY-SA 2.0
There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the militarization of domestic se...
Hondurans marching against corruption demanding an Impunity Commission to the UN. Photo credit: rbreve via Flickr. Taken on June 27, 2015. (CC BY 2.0)
Honduras and Guatemala, cowed for much of their histories by military dictatorships –...
Rally to End Family Detention in Dilley, Texas. Photo credit: Photo by Miguel Gutierrez, Jr., Taken on May 2, 2015 (CC BY-ND 2.0)
(San Francisco) – A United States federal court ruling against the Obama administrati...
Trade Portal, Constitution Square, Guatemala City. Photo credit: Fernando Reyes Palencia. Taken on November 13, 2013. CC BY-SA 2.0 vía Wikimedia Commons
Written by Arron Daugherty | Originally published at InSightCrime Guatemala's custom...