Crime and Security
Concern over the safety of volunteers has forced the U.S. to cut back its program in Central America. But many of the volunteers don’t want to leave.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said yesterday he expects to be interviewed by investigators looking into Operation Fast and Furious, the flawed program run by the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in which federal agents were supposedly authorized to smuggle hundreds of illicit weapons into Mexico.

Tenía que sucederle a un personaje público para que en El Alto—y en el país—se arme la grande.

President Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala said Monday that his country and others in Central America should consider legalizing drugs to help reduce violence in the region.

Police, government and UN officials watched yesterday as half a ton of ammunition blazed in a furnace in Kingston, Jamaica.

In a symbolic display of solidarity, roughly 12,000 Guatemalan citizens formed a human chain on Saturday around Volcán de Agua, one of Guatemala’s 37 volcanoes, to protest the high level of domestic violence throughout the country.

Preliminary results following yesterday’s presidential election in Guatemala indicate that no single candidate won over 50 percent of the vote, meaning that a runoff election will be held on November 6.

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