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How Guatemala’s Justice System Became Strong Enough to Uproot Corruption

People hold national flags and a sign reading "I love CICIG (International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala)" as they take part in a Aug. 22 demonstration in Guatemala City demanding President Otto Perez's resignation. / Johan Ordonez, AFP

For over 15 years, USAID has played an integral role in modernizing the judicial sector in Guatemala, a continued commitment that has made it possible for the country’s leaders to be held accountable for their actions.

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The Cost of Corruption


Many consider corruption to be an unavoidable cost of doing business around the Middle East and North Africa. Through efforts such as our partnership with Transparency International, we are helping to lay the long-term foundations for a successful transition to democracy around the Middle East.

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