Four years ago, Guatemala's government reached out to the UN for help, having decided, in the words of former vice president Eduardo Stein, that "asking the justice system to reform itself was like tying up a dog with a string of sausages". CICIG was duly established, and its work is perceived to be so successful that Honduras, El Salvador, and Belize are currently considering plans to introduce similar UN-backed teams of prosecutors.

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