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Corruption Fuels a Feedback Loop in Guatemala

Eduardo Salcedo-Albaran
Board of Contributors
Oct 9, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
This photo shows Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales speaking to reporters during a news conference in Guatemala City on Aug. 14, 2019.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, pictured speaking during an Aug. 14 news conference in Guatemala City, signed a 'safe third-country' agreement with the United States in July. Guatemala is considered far from safe for migrants, nor is it considered capable of managing migration flows.

(JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

The government recently pushed out a U.N. anti-corruption commission and signed an asylum agreement with the U.S. A failure to pursue corruption will exacerbate the conditions that drive Guatemalans north, and further anger the White House....

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