Aug 19, 2011

Whack-a-mole Drug War: Guatemala Presidential Frontrunner Linked to Narcos: WikiLeaks

Insight Crime: A U.S. diplomatic cable leaked by Wikileaks revealed that Guatemalan presidential hopeful Otto Perez admitted to past links with the Mendoza family, said to be one of the country's biggest drug trafficking clans.

According to the leaked cable, obtained by Guatemalan website Plaza Publica, the retired army officer, current frontrunner in the Guatemalan presidential race, admitted that his party had a relationship with a member of the Mendoza family. He had denied this in an interview with the same website less than a month ago.

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