Justice System

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 07:06
The arrest of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on 22 February 2014 was hailed by the Mexican and US authorities as the one of the biggest blows to the drug trade in decades. But a year on, the core business of Guzmán’s Sinaloa cartel seems hardly affected. “As long as there are people who want the drugs this will never stop, whoever goes to prison,” the seer said.
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 05:18
Two activists who had campaigned for justice and searched for the victims of forced disappearances were brutally murdered in Mexico’s troubled south this month.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 07:16

“This country needs to strengthen its capacity and will to carry out criminal investigations. That is the key to everything,” said an expert on violence in Honduras who had spent years working in justice agencies.  In a December 2014 visit to Honduras by the Latin America Working Group Education Fund and the Center for International Policy, we heard the assessment everywhere we turned.

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 06:54
A three-judge panel in Peru convicted jailed former President Alberto Fujimori on Thursday of funneling more than $40 million in public funds to tabloid newspapers that smeared his opponents during his 2000 re-election campaign.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:03
A U.S. Army veteran and a Texas businessman appeared in federal court Monday charged with a most unusual crime: plotting to overthrow the West African government of Gambia.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 08:50
The trial of Guatemalan former dictator Efrain Rios Montt was suspended once again after Judge Janeth Valdez recused herself from the trial after the defense team argued she could not be impartial.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:13
The State Department is voicing concern over the arrest of a Bahraini opposition leader, warning that Shaikh Ali Salman’s detention could “inflame tensions.”
Monday, December 8, 2014 - 06:46
Armed men have freed more than 200 prisoners from a jail in central Nigeria, in the third mass prison break in the country since November, police said.
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 06:36
Georgian prosecutors have charged former President Mikheil Saakashvili with complicity in the 2006 murder of banker Sandro Girgvliani.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 06:30
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico says the U.S. government will provide $68 million over five years to assist Mexico’s effort to reform its court and justice system.