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Tri-Border Areas: Two infamous regions in Central America and the Southern Cone, where countries, criminal actors and economies all intersect.

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Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and the Tri-Border Area

11 JAN 2021

InSight Crime has spent two years chronicling criminal activity in Central America’s Northern Triangle and the Southern Cone’s Tri-Border Area – two regions pivotal to transborder crime. We have mapped…

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GameChangers 2021: US Losing War on Corruption in Central America

NEWS / 30 DEC 2021

The United States, under the Biden administration, was supposed to help curb corruption, but for corrupt officials in Central America, life has rarely looked better.

3 Security Takeaways from Xiomara Castro's Historic Win in Honduras

NEWS / 30 NOV 2021

Leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro appears to have ridden a wave of outrage to become Honduras' next president, beating out her right-wing rival in the ruling party, which has come…

Controversial Legal Reforms in Honduras Continue Country's Anti-Corruption Legacy

NEWS / 5 NOV 2021

A package of controversial legislative reforms became law in Honduras this week, further sinking any lingering efforts to combat corruption in the country. Approved earlier in…

US Senators Seek Sanctions Against Honduras President

NEWS / 24 FEB 2021

Eight Democratic senators have sent the first signals that the United States will divorce itself from Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández amid mounting allegations of drug trafficking, saying in a…

Drugs, Porous Borders, Politics and Crime in Honduras

NEWS / 17 FEB 2021

Following the capture of some of its biggest criminal names, organized crime in Honduras has gone through a metamorphosis that has opened the door to ambitious politicians and gangs alike.

One Party, Many Crimes: The Case of Honduras’ National Party

INVESTIGATIONS / 16 FEB 2021

The party that has governed Honduras since 2010 has become a federation that welcomes politicians and officials involved in criminal businesses ranging from timber to drug trafficking to the misappropriation…

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