A bill in the U.S. Congress may create a special fund to support anti-corruption worldwide. What’s at stake for the region?
Washington is giving President Morales a pass on his efforts to evade justice, writes the first Guatemalan elected to the U.S. Congress.
Three years ago, Guatemala surprised the world when the Public Ministry (MP) and a U.N.-backed anti-corruption body – the International Commission Against Impunity (CICIG) – uncovered a nationwide graft scheme that reached all the way up to the then-president, Otto Pérez Molina, landing him and a dozen others in prison. It was the biggest splash … Read more
Guatemala’s judicial system is on the upswing. In 2011, the Public Ministry made notable strides in the fight against organized crime and political corruption through the leadership of Claudia Paz y Paz—a new and competent attorney general who took over in December 2010—and the continued support of the United Nations sponsored Commission against Impunity in … Read more