The military high command is making disturbing signals. And a large minority of the population, along with a leading presidential candidate, are OK with it.

Transparency International asked more than 22,000 people in Latin America and the Caribbean about corruption in their daily lives. The survey also looks at how institutions are perceived and how corruption has been developing in each country

Data shows how surprisingly small MS–13’s footprint is in the United States. In Central America, though, it’s huge.

“Presión de grupos armados ilegales, erradicación forzada, contradicciones en la política antidrogas y falta de recursos pronostican un futuro adverso.”

“Corruption has allowed hundreds of structures to be built outside the rules atop the soft soils of Mexico City’s ancient lakebed.”