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Even Court-Approved Extraditions Have a Troubled, Bloody History in Guatemala
By Frank Smyth, July 5, 2012, InsightCrime.org

The last time Guatemala extradited one of its own drug lords was nearly 20 years ago. And the complications faced by US agencies back then have continued to plague US efforts through six administrations led by four…

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The Untouchable Narco-State: Guatemala’s Army defies DEA
By Frank Smyth, November 18, 2005, The Texas Observer

The alert went out across the state this past July. A McAllen-based FBI analyst wrote a classified report that the Department of Homeland Security sent to U.S. Border Patrol agents throughout Texas. About 30 suspects who were once part of an elite unit of the Guatemalan special forces were training drug traffickers in paramilitary tactics

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