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Guatemala struggles to prosecute extortion in capital

Thursday, June 30, 2016


A recent report on extortion in Guatemala indicates that the criminal practice is mostly an urban phenomenon perpetrated by gang members who act with little fear of consequence.

The report by Movimiento Pro Justicia, found that 10,664 complaints of extortion were filed with the Attorney General's Office, with the majority of the complaints coming from the three heavily urbanized departments of Guatemala, Mixco, and Villa Nueva.


Source: Insight Crime