Battling Organized Crime in Guatemala
Panner, Morris, Beltrán, Adriana, Americas Quarterly
Guatemala's national authorities need to step up their efforts to root out lawlessness.
Over the past three years, Guatemala has been pursuing a unique experiment to fight organized crime and government corruption-with impressive results. Hundreds of corrupt or ineffective police officers, prosecutors, judges, and military officials have been investigated and dismissed. A multinational investigation involving the United States and France has led to money-laundering charges against former President Alfonso Portillo (2000-2004), who now faces extradition to the United States. Portillo has been accused of embezzling tens of millions of dollars worth of public funds (including …
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Publication information: Article title: Battling Organized Crime in Guatemala. Contributors: Panner, Morris - Author, Beltrán, Adriana - Author. Magazine title: Americas Quarterly. Volume: 4. Issue: 4 Publication date: Fall 2010. Page number: 38+. © Americas Society Council of the Americas Spring 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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