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Giuliani helps Guatemala fight crime

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani landed in one of the world’s most violent cities with advice on how the government could fight crime that has helped fuel a surge in child migrants to the U.S.

Along with El Salvador and Honduras, Guatemala forms part of Central America’s “northern triangle,” where street gangs with ties to Mexican drug cartels extort businesses and kidnap people for ransom, fuelling the highest homicide rates in the world, according to the United Nations.

he country needs to strengthen prosecutors and boost its conviction rate for murders, which he said stood at 10 percent.

Source: Bloomberg