- “Former Argentine President Acquitted of Arms Smuggling” (Associated Press, The New York Times, October 4, 2018).
“The same judicial branch that processed the case for 22 years without a firm sentence, now declares Menem innocent because too much time has passed”
- Jim Mustian, Joshua Goodman, “Dea’s Colombia Post Roiled by Misconduct Probes” (Associated Press, The Washington Post, October 3, 2018).
Prior to Bogota, Dobrich oversaw the DEA’s military-style FAST teams that battled drug traffickers in Afghanistan and Latin America, and were criticized for a series of fatal shootings in Honduras in 2012
- Nina Lakhani, “Guatemala’s Former Vice-President Jailed for 15 Years on Corruption Charges” (The Guardian (Uk), October 10, 2018).
Tuesday’s verdict was hailed by anti-impunity campaigners battling to save the commission from expulsion by the current president
- MartÍn RodrÍguez Pellecer, “Por Que Hay Gente Que Odia a la Cicig, Es Tan Ruidosa y Esta Tan Equivocada” (Nomada (Guatemala), September 26, 2018).
Aquí presento dos hipótesis para lograr que un 15% de guatemaltecos crean que la CICIG es la causa de nuestros problemas y que Jimmy Morales es la solución
- Jeff Abbott, Sandra Cuffe, “Guatemala: Thousands Demand President Jimmy Morales Resign” (Al Jazzeera, September 21, 2018).
Thursday’s protests were organised in small towns, as well as urban centres, including in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala’s second-largest city
- Hector Silva Avalos, “4 Consequences of Morales’ War With the Cicig in Guatemala” (InsightCrime, September 21, 2018).
On September 16, at a press conference where the CC judges read their decision in favor of the CICIG, an undercover police officer attempted to photograph journalists who were covering the event
- Francisco Goldman, “Why Is Trump Tacitly Supporting Corruption in Guatemala?” (The New York Times, September 21, 2018).
His government is backed by a so-called juntita of retrograde military officers and a bloc in the Guatemalan Congress derisively known as “el pacto de corruptos”
- “Revelan Como Exjefe de Policia Apoyaba a los Cachiros en Sus Crimenes” (El Heraldo (Honduras), October 1, 2018).
Este viernes Valladares fue condenado a 14 años de cárcel por conspirar para traficar cocaína a ese país
- Maria Verza, Mark Stevenson, “Mexican Students Massacred by Army in 1968, by Gangs Today” (Associated Press, The Washington Post, October 1, 2018).
Today’s student activists — and even the graying veterans of the 1968 democracy movement — acknowledge they now have free speech, something the ‘68 generation fought for. But they say the impunity remains the same
- Arturo Angel, “Si, su Senoria: Duarte Acepto su Culpabilidad para Obtener Solo 9 Anos de Carcel… 4 Si se Porta Bien” (Animal Politico (Mexico), September 27, 2018).
El final fue precipitado por el propio exgobernador que, a cambio de una pena reducida, dijo ser responsable de los hechos de los que se le acusaba
- Kate Linthicum, Patrick J. Mcdonnell, “Ex-Mexican Governor Accused of Embezzling Billions Just Got 9 Years in Prison. Many Think That’s Not Enough” (The Los Angeles Times, September 27, 2018).
With time already served and the potential for parole, Duarte could be free in four years
- Ron Nixon, “U.S. Border Agency Says Hundreds of Employees Have Been Arrested Over 2 Years” (The New York Times, October 15, 2018).
More than 500 employees of the United States’ primary border security agency were charged with drug trafficking, accepting bribes and a range of other crimes over a two-year period
- Joshua Goodman, “As Venezuelans Go Hungry, Trump Targets Food Corruption” (Associated Press **, September 24, 2018).
Critics say Maduro has essentially weaponized food, distributing the boxes primarily to government workers and supporters