Crackdown on Guatemala Prosecutors Intensifies Amid Presidential Corruption Claims
With cries of corruption mounting against Guatemala’s president, the country’s Attorney General has taken minimal action and instead ramped up her crackdown on prosecutors investigating high-level graft.
Mexico Migrant Massacre Linked to Sophisticated Guatemala Smuggling Ring
A former Guatemala mayor and his family have been accused of smuggling more than a dozen migrants later massacred in Mexico.
New Minister, But Security Challenges Await Honduras President
The return of a former Honduran police chief is the first sign that President Xiomara Castro wants to shake up the country’s security forces – but it will be a…
Fugitive Guatemala Minister Surrenders Amid Attacks on Justice System
A fugitive former minister linked to a multi-million dollar cash seizure has turned himself over to Guatemalan authorities at an opportune time – after the anti-impunity unit investigating his case…
Anti-Corruption Judge Becomes Next Target of Guatemala Prosecutors
A Guatemalan judge recently heralded by the US State Department as a “woman of courage” says she is being attacked by her country’s Attorney General’s Office over her work on…
Do El Salvador Seizures Signal Pacific Cocaine Surge?
El Salvador’s Navy has seized record amounts of cocaine recently, indicating a possible resurgence of maritime trafficking off the country’s Pacific coast.
Dead Kidney Patients
Ground to a halt in Guatemala City’s unrelenting morning traffic, a small team of government investigators began to worry they had lost their suspect. …
Stress Test for Guatemalan Justice
As day broke in Guatemala City on August 31, 2016, a judge named Carlos Ruano anxiously awaited a meeting with one of Guatemala’s most powerful magistrates.
And Impunity for All
On July 5, 2019, one of Guatemala’s deadliest and most infamous corruption cases landed in the murky world of the country’s appellate court. …
Documents Reveal Attempts to Curb Guatemala's Anti-Corruption Unit
Before the firing of Juan Francisco Sandoval, Guatemala’s top anti-corruption prosecutor, Attorney General Consuelo Porras pressured him to curtail investigations while his unit probed accusations of corruption in Porras' office.
El Salvador Mayors Cash in on Migrant Smuggling
In two separate cases in El Salvador, mayors are accused of heading migrant smuggling rings, a crime that, like drug trafficking, local officials in border regions are well…
A Blend of Family and Politics in Guatemala's Cocaine Trade
An anti-narcotics operation in western Guatemala has shed further light on how families involved in local politics can play a pivotal role in the regional cocaine trade.
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InSight Crime's Chemical Precursor Report continues to be a reference in the region
For the second week in a row, our investigation into the flow of precursor chemicals for the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico has been cited by multiple regional media…
InSight Crime’s Chemical Precursor Report Widely Cited
We are proud to see that our recently published investigation into the supply chain of chemical precursors feeding Mexico’s synthetic drug production has been warmly received.
InSight Crime’s Paraguay Election Coverage Draws Attention
InSight Crime looked at the various anti-organized crime policies proposed by the candidates in Paraguay’s presidential election, which was won on April 30 by Santiago Peña. Our pre-election coverage was cited…
InSight Crime Cited in OAS, CARICOM Reports
This week, InSight Crime’s work was cited nine times in a new report by the Organization of American States (OAS) titled “The Impact of Organized Crime on Women,…
InSight Crime Staff Cited as Experts by International Media
This week, InSight Crime deputy editor, Juan Diego Posada, was interviewed by the Associated Press about connections between the ex-FARC mafia and Brazilian criminal groups, and…