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ARGENTINA / 18 SEP 2015

An Argentine court has handed down prison sentences of 12 to 21 years for five defendants in a landmark drug trafficking case, a positive step forward for a…

ELITES AND CRIME / 15 SEP 2015

Guatemala's former presidential frontrunner, Manuel Baldizon, has resigned from the Lider party and ended his candidacy amid rumors of mounting legal troubles, as the political crisis in the wake of…

ELITES AND CRIME / 9 SEP 2015

General Otto Perez Molina ceased being president of Guatemala inside a courtroom. Not before. All of his power dissipated before television cameras, before dozens of journalists. He went from being…

CIACS / 7 SEP 2015

(Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Presidential Candidate Sandra Torres was a member of the guerrillas during the country's 36-year civil war. InSight Crime regrets…

ELITES AND CRIME / 4 SEP 2015

How is it possible that a corruption scandal could force out a president in a matter of months? This is what any foreign observer would ask who is following what…

ELITES AND CRIME / 4 SEP 2015

Former President Otto Perez Molina's move from presidential palace to prison provides a true test for Guatemala's notoriously corrupt justice system. …

ELITES AND CRIME / 4 SEP 2015

In anticipation of Guatemala’s upcoming elections, the following story vividly details the nature of local politics in a Guatemalan border region where drug trafficking is prevalent, and the lengths people…

BRAZIL / 4 SEP 2015

In the latest development in Brazil’s Petrobras scandal, authorities have implicated a former presidential advisor and top Workers’ Party leader, bringing the case ever closer to the country's pinnacle of…

CIACS / 3 SEP 2015

Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina's late-night resignation could upend deeply entrenched military criminal networks or -- as has been Guatemalan tradition -- leave them exactly how they are.

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 SEP 2015

Following the unprecedented resignation of President Otto Perez Molina, Guatemala is gearing up for presidential elections this weekend. However, the shady contacts and dark rumors swirling around leading candidates suggest…

ELITES AND CRIME / 2 SEP 2015

Guatemala's Congress has voted to lift President Otto Perez Molina's political immunity, opening the door for prosecutors to bring criminal charges against the president for his alleged role in a…

ELITES AND CRIME / 1 SEP 2015

For three days now, Guatemala's ex-vice president has been trying to hide in a corner, behind the biggest and swarthiest of her lawyers. There, crouched in the corner of Courtroom…

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.