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Guatemala – Feb 25

Alfonso Portillo, a former President of Guatemala from 2000-2004, was just released from a U.S. prison in Colorado, after serving a yearlong sentence for embezzlement charges. He was accused of accepting bribes and attempting to launder 2.5 million U.S. dollars through U.S. banks. He received this money from Taiwan, in exchange for Guatemala recognizing Taiwan […]

Mexico – Feb 26

The Mexican Congress finally passed an anti-corruption bill that has been discussed for two years. The bill would strengthen the checks and balances within the government structure and make individuals more accountable for their actions. Also, with this bill, the Anti-corruption prosecutor is being placed under the supervision of the Attorney General. This bill comes […]

Mexico – Feb 27

Mexican state police arrested Servando Gómez Martínez, the leader of the Knights Templar, a vicious drug cartel centered in the Mexican state of Michoacan, this past Friday. Also known as La Tuta, the drug-lord used his rhetoric and experience as a teacher to run an incredibly lucrative and violent cartel with connections throughout the corrupt […]

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