Nicaragua Paradise Lost

NICARAGUA / 19 JUL 2012

InSight Crime investigates how the death of a popular singer has highlighted the links of Nicaragua’s acclaimed police with organized crime in the country and how they fuel drug trafficking in the remote city of Bluefields.

Chapter 1

Bluefields: Nicaragua's Cocaine Hub

INFOGRAPHICS / 19 JUL 2012

The Nicaraguan city of Bluefields is a place where the narco-transporters rule, and cocaine floats off the coast and into the nightclubs.

Chapter 2

Folk Singer's Death Shines Light on Nicaragua Police Corruption

INFOGRAPHICS / 19 JUL 2012

The investigation into the July 2011 murder of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral has unveiled a devious criminal network based in Nicaragua -- a country that many consider a model…

Chapter 3

Video: An Interview with Nicaragua's Police Chief

NICARAGUA / 19 JUL 2012

Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and has the smallest police force, yet its murder rate is the lowest in the region, and its police are seen as…

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