Entries by samiramaccarthy


An attack on corruption sleuths in Guatemala is also aimed at judges

In 2007 the International Commission Against Corruption and Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) became the first international anti-graft agency to exercise legal power inside a country. Over the next decade the UN-backed commission accomplished what Guatemala’s frail justice system alone could not. It broke up rackets between criminals and politicians. In 2015 its investigations prompted the…