Archive: Apr 2016

El Salvador Mayors Arrested in Emblematic Corruption Case

EL SALVADOR / 29 APR 2016

Authorities in El Salvador captured two current mayors and over a dozen other suspects for awarding government contracts in exchange for personal kickbacks, an emblematic case of how corruption networks…

MS13 Bankrolled Honduras Mayor's Political Campaign: Report

29 APR 2016

The MS13 reportedly financed a mayor's political campaign in Honduras and planned to back his bid for a congressional seat, an indication the gang is becoming more politically ambitious as…

Drug Traffickers Laundered $250 Million in 2015: Peru Official

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 28 APR 2016

A top government official in Peru said drug trafficking organizations laundered $250 million last year, while Peruvian and US authorities highlighted the key role other illegal economies such as illegal mining…

Mexico Senate Unanimously Approves Prison Reforms

MEXICO / 28 APR 2016

Mexico's senate has unanimously approved a wide-ranging prison reform bill, but it's unclear if these measures will be enough to revamp a penitentiary system badly in need of improvement. …

Judge Finds Probable Cause For Taking El Salvador Businessman's Aircraft

EL SALVADOR / 28 APR 2016

A judge in Florida has found probable cause for forfeiture proceedings involving four aircraft linked to influential El Salvador businessman José Enrique Rais following an initial investigation by local law…

Figures Show Violence in Mexico Rising and Spreading

HOMICIDES / 28 APR 2016

Data compiled by a Mexican civil society group confirms a disturbing trend noted in Mexico in recent months -- violence is not only rising sharply it is also spreading to…

Attempted Thefts from Uruguay Military Arsenal Raise Concerns

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 27 APR 2016

A rise in attempted arms thefts from Uruguay's military barracks in 2016 has sparked debate over the criminal nature of the perpetrators involved, and again drawn attention to the country's…

Honduras Transport Companies Complicit in Extortion Schemes

BARRIO 18 / 27 APR 2016

Police in Honduras say transportation operators are often complicit in the extortion rings that exploit their own drivers, showing how the range of actors involved in these schemes extends beyond…

Four Questions About the '5th Bus' in Case of Mexico's Missing 43

GUERREROS UNIDOS / 27 APR 2016

The final report released by the panel of international experts charged with investigating the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico at the hands of a criminal organization reiterates a little-discussed…

Does Reality Match Perception of Rising Crime in Argentina?

ARGENTINA / 27 APR 2016

Argentina released official crime statistics for the first time in eight years, and the numbers suggest that growing alarm among Argentines over increased crime and drug trafficking may be premature.

Prominent El Salvador Businessman Tied to Suspected Drug Planes

EL SALVADOR / 26 APR 2016

The Martin County Sheriff's Office in Florida has filed a probable cause petition asking a judge to ratify the forfeiture of four aircraft authorities say belong to the prominent El…

El Salvador Police Accused of Two Extrajudicial Massacres

EL SALVADOR / 26 APR 2016

El Salvador's Inspector General for Human Rights has accused police and soldiers of committing extrajudicial executions in two massacres last year, a blow to law enforcement's credibility as the country…

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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.

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Combating Environmental Crime in Colombia

15 JUN 2021

InSight Crime presented findings from an investigation into the main criminal activities fueling environmental destruction in Colombia.