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Latin America Politics

Guatemala faces political uncertainty amid corruption scandal

Guatemala’s political stability has suffered once again, due to a significant corruption scandal involving President Jimmy Morales, who attempted to expel the chief of a UN-backed anti-corruption panel from the country.

Latin America Security

The fight is on against organized crime in Central America

Due to the growing crime and violence plaguing the Northern Triangle region of Central America, composed of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, the state Presidents have proposed a new regional plan for combating organized crime, which includes the creation of a regional police force

Latin America Politics

Fighting corruption and impunity in Honduras

The Mission to Support the Fight Against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras has been tasked with rooting out graft within the country’s social security administration and police. Questions are already

Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Obama delivers last SOTU. Paris hosts monetary policy conference. Economic development explored in Latin America. EU commission begins investigation. Former comedian becomes president. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. President Barack Obama Delivers

Economics Latin America

What to expect in Latin America in 2016

Economic decline in dominant industries, worsening security in major urban centers, and high profile corruption accusations will continue to hinder development in Latin America in 2016. In the Latin American

Latin America Politics

Guatemala holds its politicians accountable, offering lessons for Latin America

The recent resignation and indictment of Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina demonstrate the potential of international investigative and prosecutorial commissions in holding national institutions and politicians accountable. Political corruption in the Latin

International Latin America

Will the CICIG secure Guatemala’s future?

The UN-backed International Commission was created to investigate and prosecute criminal networks that operate in Guatamela. After three extensions, the main concern is how the CICIG’s achievements and objectives can

Economics Latin America

US “Alliance for Prosperity” program could deepen troubles in Central America

The recent U.S. Alliance for Prosperity program seems to offer new solutions in alleviating the underlying problems in Central and Latin America. However, the program seems to be a déjà vu

Latin America Security

Will ‘Mano Dura’ crime policies persist in Central America?

In the Central American nations of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, which make up the Northern Triangle, ‘Mano Dura’ (Iron Fist) policies have led to harsh crackdowns on delinquency and

Finance Latin America

Latin America still low on ‘Ease of Doing Business’ scale

The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking has improved for Latin American countries since 2005, but important regulatory areas such as tax law, contract enforcement, and commercial lending need to be overhauled