Elites and Organized Crime

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Is Organized Crime Tied to Haiti President’s Assassination?

NEWS / 15 JUL 2021

A convicted cocaine trafficker is among the suspects that authorities in Haiti are pursuing in connection to the middle-of-the-night murder of former President Jovenel Moïse, raising questions about whether organized…

Nicaragua Elites and Organized Crime: Ted Hayman, the Cocaine Fisherman

INVESTIGATIONS / 15 JUL 2021

Nicaraguan Fisherman Ted Hayman Forbes and his drug trafficking network operated from Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and the Colombian island of San Andres in the Caribbean. His capture and sentencing…

Nicaragua Elites and Organized Crime: The Case of Henry Fariñas

INVESTIGATIONS / 15 JUL 2021

The murder of a prominent folk singer in Guatemala thrust a Nicaraguan nightclub owner into the spotlight and revealed an illicit drug trafficking network that stretched from Colombia to Mexico.

Nicaragua Elites and Organized Crime: Introduction

INVESTIGATIONS / 15 JUL 2021

In the process of expanding their influence, criminal groups often develop close ties with elites in an effort to gain protection and access to better resources. This facet of transnational…

Sweeping Corruption Probe Tests Dominican Republic’s Anti-Graft Fight

NEWS / 9 JUL 2021

In a familiar scheme seen across Latin America, prosecutors in the Dominican Republic have arrested a number of government officials for allegedly awarding lucrative government contracts to businesses in exchange…

A Brief History of 'Rachadinha' - The Corruption Scheme Haunting Brazil's Bolsonaro

NEWS / 7 JUL 2021

Newly leaked audio recordings have sparked a political firestorm in Brazil - linking President Jair Bolsonaro to an extortion scheme where political staffers had to give up part of their…

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