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US Continues Shift in Security Priorities With Aid Package to CentrAm

CARSI / 4 FEB 2015

The US State Department has allocated most of its $1 billion request for aid to Central America towards development assistance, a further shift from the US' previously militaristic approach to…

CARSI / 21 JAN 2014

A former security minister of Honduras tells InSight Crime the country is set to begin extraditing criminals, expediting police reform and taking a hard-line against the country's gangs under the…

CARSI / 20 JAN 2014

As leader of the world's most dangerous nation, Honduras' next president will face a unique set of security challenges. His response to these may determine whether the country begins to…

CARSI / 12 APR 2013

The US State Department budget proposal for 2014 has reduced aid for Colombia and Mexico while increasing funds for Central America, reflecting changes in regional priorities.

CARSI / 19 JUL 2012

The Central American Integration System's (SICA) annual summits are often heavy on rhetoric and weak when it comes to actual funding or policy commitments. Still, it could be the region's…

CARSI / 27 MAR 2012

US Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield has announced a package of programs to combat crime and drug trafficking in Honduras, as part of a tour aimed to bring "concrete"…

CARSI / 7 MAR 2012

The loss of a single helicopter in last week’s deadly crash wiped out a third of Guatemala's active fleet, illustrating the difficulty some Central American governments face in making full…

CARSI / 7 MAR 2012

At a meeting with Central American leaders in Honduras, US Vice President Joe Biden reiterated the Obama administration's pledge to seek $107 million in aid for the region in fiscal…

CARSI / 14 FEB 2012

The US State Department's proposed 2013 budget will reduce military and anti-drug aid to Latin America, including to the traditional largest recipients, Colombia and Mexico.

CARSI / 7 FEB 2012

Hardly any of Honduras' military budget for 2012 will be invested in military or police equipment, according to the Minister of Finance. Instead, the country appears set to rely on…

CARSI / 15 NOV 2011

El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes denies that he bowed to U.S. pressure and forced Public Security Minister Manuel Melgar to resign, while hardliners in his political party say otherwise.

CARSI / 7 NOV 2011

Guatemala and Nicaragua elected two former military commanders on November 6, whose vastly different political backgrounds belie their similarities on matters concerning organized crime.

CARSI / 4 NOV 2011

U.S. officials have warned that in parts of Central America where there is little state presence, criminal groups are stepping up to fill the void and offer services to the…

About InSight Crime

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Unraveling the Web of Elites Connected to Organized Crime

27 JUL 2021

InSight Crime published Elites and Organized Crime in Nicaragua, a deep dive into the relationships between criminal actors and elites in that Central American nation.

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InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

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Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

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Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.