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BRAZIL / 9 MAR 2016

One of Brazil's richest and most powerful businessmen has been sentenced to 19 years in prison as part of a corruption scandal that has deeply shaken the country, and that…

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 MAR 2016

New revelations about a political espionage ring are another sign that Ricardo Martinelli's presidential administration in Panama employed mafia-like tactics to slow opposition forces and possibly government investigations against him…

BRAZIL / 4 MAR 2016

Brazil's former president has been detained for questioning as part of an ongoing inquiry into the Petrobras corruption scandal that is sweeping the country. …

COLOMBIA / 4 MAR 2016

The new mayor of Medellín, Colombia is allegedly receiving death threats from some of the city's most powerful criminals, an indication that his aggressive security strategy may be provoking a…

BRAZIL / 1 MAR 2016

In a surprise move, Brazil's Justice Minister José Eduardo Cardozo has resigned, stirring controversy around the widening Petrobras corruption scandal that has rocked the country's political and economic elites.

COLOMBIA / 1 MAR 2016

Authorities have arrested the brother of Álvaro Uribe for allegedly forming a paramilitary organization during the 1990s, raising new questions about how deeply organized crime penetrated the administration of Colombia's…

BOLIVIA / 29 FEB 2016

Bolivian authorities have arrested Evo Morales' former mistress on corruption charges, in a politically charged case that has already put the president onto the defensive. …

ARGENTINA / 24 FEB 2016

A wide-ranging corruption investigation involving two of Brazil's largest companies has moved into the international realm following allegations against foreign officials, including Peruvian President Ollanta Humala. …

BRAZIL / 23 FEB 2016

Brazilian authorities have arrested a high-profile political strategist and public relations guru, in a case highlighting the difficulties of investigating Latin American government elites. …

ECUADOR / 16 FEB 2016

Ecuador has announced its intent to prosecute several soccer officials on money laundering charges, the latest domino to fall after a 2015 US indictment of FIFA officials set off a…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 FEB 2016

A recent report points once again to the role high-ranking El Salvador military officials play in driving that nation's illicit arms trade, helping fuel rampant gang violence and bloodshed.

EL SALVADOR / 12 FEB 2016

El Salvador's past three presidents have now been accused of corruption, a possible sign the Supreme Court is ready to take on the nation's highest political office. …

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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…