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CACHIROS / 3 NOV 2015

Honduran businessman and politician, Yani Rosenthal, has allegedly turned himself over to authorities, following US indictments on money laundering charges against the Rosenthal family. The decision may be part of…

BRAZIL / 2 NOV 2015

Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva once again finds himself embroiled in a corruption scandal, this time via his son, further damaging the well-liked politician's image and adding…

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 OCT 2015

Joining the former president and vice president of Guatemala in police custody is former head of Congress Pedro Muadi, accused of stealing state money in the latest example of ongoing…

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 OCT 2015

Authorities in Guatemala arrested 11 people accused of running a corruption ring within the country's social security agency, as prosecutors continue their campaign to break up a criminal network that…

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 OCT 2015

Authorities in the US have launched investigations into Venezuela’s state-owned oil company on corruption allegations, including possible involvement in the black market currency exchange and money laundering.

ARGENTINA / 26 OCT 2015

Results are mostly in for mayoral, gubernatorial and presidential elections in Argentina, Colombia and Guatemala held October 25. Violence was low, but the specter of organized crime remains central to…

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 OCT 2015

The arrest of a mayor in Honduras on charges of multiple homicide draws attention to the larger regional problem of corruption among local officials, one boosted by the increase in…

EL SALVADOR / 23 OCT 2015

El Salvador has reportedly rejected the establishment of a proposed United Nations-backed anti-corruption body, perhaps indicating the government is fearful of a political crisis like that unleashed in Guatemala after…

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 OCT 2015

Officials in Paraguay have opened a criminal investigation into former President Federico Franco, raising the possibility that Paraguay could follow the path recently taken by other Latin American countries and…

ELITES AND CRIME / 20 OCT 2015

Guatemalan authorities arrested a mayor accused of stealing over $1 million in municipal funds, a case that is representative of how certain politicians have successfully created small fiefdoms of crime…

ELITES AND CRIME / 20 OCT 2015

Guatemala’s presidential run-off is Sunday, but the country has already elected the winner: Ivan Velasquez, the soft-spoken Colombian judge who manages the United Nations-backed anti-impunity watchdog, the CICIG.

ELITES AND CRIME / 16 OCT 2015

A Guatemala judge has barred 50 businesspeople from leaving the country, marking a new phase in the investigations into an enormous customs fraud ring that have already led to the…

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Gender and Investigative Techniques Focus of Workshops

26 NOV 2021

On November 23-24, InSight Crime conducted a workshop called “How to Cover Organized Crime: Investigation Techniques and A Focus on Gender.” The session convened reporters and investigators from a dozen…

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InSight Crime Names Two New Board Members

19 NOV 2021

In recent weeks, InSight Crime added two new members to its board. Joy Olson is the former executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America…

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Senate Commission in Paraguay Cites InSight Crime

12 NOV 2021

InSight Crime’s reporting and investigations often reach the desks of diplomats, security officials and politicians. The latest example occurred in late October during a commission of Paraguay's Senate that tackled…

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Backing Investigative Journalism Around the Globe

5 NOV 2021

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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Tracking Dirty Money and Tren de Aragua

29 OCT 2021

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…