All About Elites and Crime

ELITES AND CRIME / 1 DEC 2015

Seizing upon what some are proclaiming as the "Central American Spring," outraged Hondurans are calling for the creation of an international body to put an immediate end to long-standing impunity…

EL SALVADOR / 30 NOV 2015

El Salvador's Supreme Court has charged the former director of the country's social security institute with illicit enrichment, highlighting the agency's deep-rooted susceptibility to corruption in Central America's Northern Triangle…

BRAZIL / 27 NOV 2015

Police in Brazil will begin investigating bribery and price-fixing in relation to construction contracts issued for the 2016 Olympics, an illustration of the broad set of challenges facing security officials…

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 20 NOV 2015

The latest developments in a drug trafficking case embroiling relatives of President Nicolas Maduro suggest that the military is actively involved in transporting cocaine to Haiti, inching investigations ever closer…

ELITES AND CRIME / 20 NOV 2015

A string of recent drug trafficking allegations against top figures in Venezuela's ruling political party could have a serious impact on the country's pivotal upcoming elections.

ELITES AND CRIME / 18 NOV 2015

Guatemala's Congress has approved reforms regarding how the government awards and issues service contracts, a key anti-corruption measure after a series of historic scandals.

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 NOV 2015

Ivan Velasquez, head of the United Nations-backed anti-impunity commission in Guatemala known as the CICIG, sits down with El Faro to discuss the body's monumental accomplishments as well as the…

ELITES AND CRIME / 12 NOV 2015

US officials have arrested two relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on drug trafficking charges, furthering speculation around the involvement of Venezuela's upper echelons of power in the drug trade.

EL SALVADOR / 11 NOV 2015

After the United States indicted one of Honduras' most powerful families for money laundering, conventional wisdom suggests that other corrupt elites might fear they could be next. However, sources…

ARGENTINA / 10 NOV 2015

Just weeks before Argentina's presidential election, a prominent Colombian drug trafficker claimed he has information that will enable investigators to resolve the mysterious and controversial death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto…

AUC / 9 NOV 2015

Embed from Getty Images   One of Colombia's most notorious paramilitary warlords, "Jorge 40," could be free from prison in…

CACHIROS / 4 NOV 2015

Two suspected members of what Honduran authorities are calling the "AA Brothers Cartel" have reportedly surrendered to security forces in a negotiated agreement with US authorities.  …

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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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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…