Category: Central America

International Investigators Will Probe Honduras Corruption, Echoing Guatemala

Top Story — The Organization of American States on Monday announced it will set up an international anti-corruption body in Honduras, following months of protests denouncing endemic graft. OAS Secretary-General […] Read More >

Guatemala Establishment Candidate Exits Presidential Race

Top Story — Guatemala’s presidential runoff on Oct. 25 will have one fewer contestant, after the leading establishment candidate dropped out on Monday. Jimmy Morales, a comedian with no political […] Read More >

Former Guatemalan Dictator on Trial For Genocide Declared “Unfit”

Top Story — An official team of government-backed doctors declared 89-year-old former Guatemalan dictator Jose Efraín Ríos Montt is “mentally incompetent,” a consensus that could stall his ongoing trial on […] Read More >

Corruption Scandals Deepen in Honduras, Guatemala

Top Story — Corruption scandals in Honduras and Guatemala continue to grow amid protest movements calling for the ouster of both countries’ presidents. On Wednesday, Guatemalan prosecutors announced corruption claims […] Read More >

Guatemalan Congress to Review Presidential Immunity Amid Corruption Scandals

Top Story — Guatemala’s Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the legislature to decide whether it will pursue the impeachment of President Otto Pérez Molina, who has faced […] Read More >

Honduran President Admits Campaign Received Funds Linked to Corruption Scandal

Top Story — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández admitted Wednesday that his 2013 re-election campaign received money from businesses that played a role in a major corruption scandal involving the […] Read More >

Murder in El Salvador Hits Highest Levels Since Civil War

Top Story — El Salvador saw more murders in the month of May than in any other month since the end of the country’s civil war in 1992, as gang […] Read More >

Guatemalan Ministers, Intelligence Chief Resign Amid Series of Corruption Scandals

Top Story — The Guatemalan intelligence chief, as well as the ministers of the interior, environment and energy resigned on Thursday over a series of separate corruption scandals that have […] Read More >

As Corruption Case Unfolds, Guatemalans Call for President’s Resignation

Top Story — Thousands of Guatemalans staged a protest in the capital on Saturday, calling for the resignation of President Otto Pérez Molina after his vice president stepped down in […] Read More >

In Nicaragua, A Conflict Over Mining Near the World’s Second-Largest Rainforest

RANCHO GRANDE, Nicaragua — Father Pablo Espinosa looks down pensively, taking his time to think as he speaks. “In the history of Nicaragua there is not one town that has […] Read More >