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Guatemala Courts at Renewed Risk of Infiltration by Criminal Groups

CIACS / 4 JUN 2020

Just as Guatemala is completing a selection process to appoint judges to two senior courts, an investigation has revealed a familiar scheme involving criminal groups trying to influence these decisions.

CIACS / 17 JUL 2018

Concern has been mounting since Guatemala’s new attorney general took office two months ago.

CIACS / 4 APR 2018

Former Guatemala dictator and legislator Efraín Ríos Montt is dead, but he left behind a blueprint for how to undermine democracy and create powerful, lasting criminal networks.

CIACS / 6 OCT 2017

Guatemala's anti-impunity body the CICIG has made dramatic new allegations in the case of the so-called "king" of Guatemala's prison system, implicating one of the most powerful politicians in the…

CIACS / 29 JUN 2017

In our June 29 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa and Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos discussed the case of former Guatemala Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla, who is…

CIACS / 2 JUN 2017

In our June 1 Facebook Live, co-directors Steven Dudley and Jeremy McDermott spoke about InSight Crime’s special investigation of prisons and their often overlooked impact on organized crime…

BARRIO 18 / 26 JAN 2017

Following Guatemala's long and brutal civil war, members of the military were charged, faced trial and sentenced to jail time. Even some members of a powerful elite unit known as…

CIACS / 20 DEC 2016

A recent report has suggested that Guatemala's incarcerated former president and vice president continue to wield power from behind bars over a year after their fall from grace, casting fresh…

CIACS / 15 DEC 2016

Former Guatemalan Interior Minister Mauricio López Bonilla -- a decorated war hero and a longtime US ally -- finds himself treading water amidst a flurry of accusations about corruption and…

CIACS / 6 SEP 2016

The president of Guatemala has fired the two highest-ranking officials in the executive's security service after they were accused of illegal surveillance, illustrating the persistence of clandestine networks of security…

CIACS / 5 SEP 2016

(*This story was updated September 9.) InSight Crime has received numerous letters following the September 1 publication of its investigation "Elites and Organized Crime: CICIG." In the interest…

CIACS / 25 JUL 2016

Shortly after Otto Pérez Molina was elected president of Guatemala, Byron Lima Oliva, the once-decorated former army captain, jailed for the murder of a bishop, sat down to write an…

CIACS / 22 JUL 2016

On July 18, the day former Army Capt. Byron Lima -- Guatemala’s one-time “king” of the prison system -- was killed in an apparent squabble with another powerful inmate, his…

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InSight Crime Tackles Illegal Fishing

15 OCT 2021

In October, InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) began a year-long project on illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing in…

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InSight Crime Featured in Handbook for Reporting on Organized Crime

8 OCT 2021

In late September, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) published an excerpt of its forthcoming guide on reporting organized crime in Indonesia.

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Probing Organized Crime in Haiti

1 OCT 2021

InSight Crime has made it a priority to investigate organized crime in Haiti, where an impotent state is reeling after the July assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, coupled with an…

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Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.

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Series on Environmental Crime in the Amazon Generates Headlines

17 SEP 2021

InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have been delighted at the response to our joint investigation into environmental crimes in the Colombian Amazon. Coverage of our chapters dedicated to illegal mining…