All About Soccer Crime

SOCCER CRIME / 28 MAY 2015

Twelve of the 14 defendants indicted in the bribery scandal involving international soccer organization FIFA are from Latin America and the Caribbean, just another face of the corruption that permeates…

BRAZIL / 11 MAY 2015

The arrests of one current and one former police officer in connection to a recent soccer club massacre in São Paulo, Brazil add a new twist to an incident allegedly…

BRAZIL / 28 APR 2015

Among soccer fans worldwide, Argentina's "barras bravas," Italian "ultras," and British hooligans are the fan groups best known for perpetrating violence. However, soccer aficionados know that Brazil's Torcidas Organizadas (organized…

ARGENTINA / 16 APR 2015

Argentina is preparing for one of the biggest drug trafficking trials in its history, and the tangled web of corruption, business and soccer that has already been revealed is proof…

EL SALVADOR / 3 APR 2015

An El Salvador judge has exonerated several former players from the country’s national soccer team of money laundering charges even though they apparently accepted money to fix matches, sending a…

EL SALVADOR / 20 MAR 2015

Judicial proceedings have begun in the case of eleven former soccer players from El Salvador's national team who stand accused of accepting money to fix matches, illustrating the intersections between…

ARGENTINA / 19 MAR 2015

Authorities in Argentina have conducted multiple raids against a group suspected of laundering massive proceeds earned from trafficking cocaine to Europe; a sophisticated, large-scale, coordinated operation against transnational drug traffickers…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 24 NOV 2014

Police in Uruguay have evidence that more than 400 people -- among them members of soccer fan clubs, soccer team directors, and at least one politician -- are involved in…

CACHIROS / 11 JUN 2014

Local soccer teams give criminal groups in the Northern Triangle countries of Central America the ability to launder proceeds, evade taxes, and accumulate enough political and social capital to avoid…

BRAZIL / 9 JUN 2014

Both the England and United States soccer teams are set to play World Cup matches in the steamy Amazon city of Manaus in north Brazil, where two notorious drug gangs…

ARGENTINA / 5 JUN 2014

They have been labelled the most violent and dangerous fans in Latin America, if not the world. In Argentina, an organized network of fan-run gangs known as "barras bravas" exert…

COLOMBIA / 3 JUN 2014

Come the start of the World Cup in June, soccer fans in Argentina will be investing their hopes and dreams in the astonishing talents of their iconic striker Lionel Messi,…

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Gender and Investigative Techniques Focus of Workshops

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On November 23-24, InSight Crime conducted a workshop called “How to Cover Organized Crime: Investigation Techniques and A Focus on Gender.” The session convened reporters and investigators from a dozen…

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InSight Crime’s reporting and investigations often reach the desks of diplomats, security officials and politicians. The latest example occurred in late October during a commission of Paraguay's Senate that tackled…

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Backing Investigative Journalism Around the Globe

5 NOV 2021

InSight Crime was a proud supporter of this year's Global Investigative Journalism Conference, which took place November 1 through November 5 and convened nearly 2,000 journalists…

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Tracking Dirty Money and Tren de Aragua

29 OCT 2021

InSight Crime was delighted to support investigative reporting in the Americas through a workshop with our friends at Connectas, a non-profit journalism initiative that facilitates collaboration…