Archive: Mar 2016

Mexico Military Court Acquits Soldiers Accused of Massacre

HUMAN RIGHTS / 31 MAR 2016

A Mexican military court acquitted all but one of seven soldiers in a prominent human rights case involving alleged military abuse, a serious blow to the credibility of military justice…

Acapulco Businesses Call for Peace Pact w/ Organized Crime

EXTORTION / 31 MAR 2016

Business leaders in Acapulco are calling for a peace pact among citizens, the government and organized crime leaders, a desperate move that underscores the government's inability to reduce violence and…

Honduras Congress Approves Anti-Impunity Commission

ELITES AND CRIME / 31 MAR 2016

Honduras' National Congress approved an international commission charged with tackling corruption that has been in the works for months, a strong show of political support for the region's newest anti-impunity…

FARC Peace Talks Provide Model, Few Shortcuts for ELN Negotiations

COLOMBIA / 30 MAR 2016

Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas have announced the start of formal peace negotiations, but the government's lengthy peace process with rebel group the FARC cautions against expecting a quick resolution…

Standoff Between Gangs, Government Deepens in El Salvador

BARRIO 18 / 30 MAR 2016

El Salvador's government is pushing ahead with measures to get tough on gangs despite a drop in killings over the past few days ordered by gang leaders in an attempt…

Ex-Honduras President Lobo Confronts Rumors About Him, Family

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 MAR 2016

Former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo denied rumors that he had turned himself in to United States authorities or was facing extradition from Honduras to face charges of drug trafficking in…

How Brazil's Odebrecht Laundered Bribe Money

BRAZIL / 30 MAR 2016

In this article -- the product of collaboration between IDL-Reporteros, Caretas, and La Prensa in Panama -- investigators analyze how corrupt officials from Brazilian firm Odebrecht S.A. allegedly laundered bribe…

Venezuela-Colombia Border Could See Rise in Drug Trafficking

COLOMBIA / 30 MAR 2016

A recent report on drug trafficking in Venezuelan border state Zulia draws attention to a key cocaine corridor that may become increasingly active in the near future.

El Salvador Govt Helped Strengthen Gangs: Gang Leader

EL SALVADOR / 29 MAR 2016

In an interview with investigative news website El Faro, an unidentified gang leader asserts that El Salvador's political parties offered gang leaders special benefits in exchange for votes.

Guatemala Ex-President Blames Legal Woes on US

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 MAR 2016

Arrested former Guatemala President Otto Pérez Molina has professed his innocence in the corruption scandal that cost him the presidency, claiming that the US government influenced the investigation.

Mexico, Colombia Groups Compete for US Heroin Market

COLOMBIA / 29 MAR 2016

Criminal organizations based in Mexico are challenging the traditional dominance of Colombian groups over the heroin market in the eastern United States, signaling shifts in drug production and trafficking patterns…

El Salvador Gang Leaders Order End to Killing

BARRIO 18 / 28 MAR 2016

Purported gang leaders in El Salvador have instructed rank and file members to stop committing homicides, but it's unclear if the gangs possess the organizational cohesion to adhere to the…

About InSight Crime

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Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

27 JUL 2021

InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

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InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

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Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

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Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.