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Organized Crime in Guatemala: The Struggle Against Illegal and Clandestine Criminal Networks and their Evolution

Date & Time

Apr. 19, 2016
9:00am – 11:00am ET


6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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This event will be held in Spanish without interpretation.

Guatemala has struggled with a variety of illegal and clandestine criminal networks (CIACS, in Spanish) for several decades.  These groups have weakened and coopted Guatemalan institutions and political parties through corruption and the use of violence.  Please join us for a discussion about how the CIACS were formed, how they have evolved over time, and how efforts to dismantle them have fared. Speaker:Iván Velásquez GómezCommissionerInternational Commission Against Impunity and Corruption in Guatemala (CICIG) Comments:Steven DudleyCo-Founder and Co-DirectorInsight Crime Moderator:Eric L. OlsonAssociate Director, Latin American ProgramWilson Center

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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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