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CIACS / 28 AUG 2015

An investigation into the customs fraud network known as "La Linea" has implicated Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina and led to the arrest of former Vice President Roxana Baldetti.

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 AUG 2015

Although the walls are closing in on Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina, due to new revelations of his involvement in a massive corruption case, he may yet avoid prison. …

ELITES AND CRIME / 25 AUG 2015

Guatemala is in upheaval: former vice president Roxana Baldetti is behind bars; President Otto Perez Molina is facing persistent calls to resign. Why is this all happening now? Here are…

CIACS / 21 AUG 2015

Guatemala's top prosecutors say that President Otto Perez Molina was involved in a massive customs fraud scandal, the same day that former Vice President Roxana Baldetti was arrested for her…

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 AUG 2015

Authorities in Guatemala have captured two suspects linked to an alleged criminal network run by a powerful political family from Honduras, the most recent development in a case indicative of…

ARGENTINA / 12 AUG 2015

El Salvador has invoked its anti-terrorism laws to prosecute alleged gang members -- raising the debate over definitions of crime and terrorism, where the two intersect, and the government's motives…

ELITES AND CRIME / 5 AUG 2015

Prosecutors in Peru have handed down the first charges under a new law specifically targeting "sicariato," or hired killings, raising questions about whether the new legislation will be enough to…

ARGENTINA / 3 AUG 2015

Allegations that a prominent Argentine politician played a top role in an ephedrine trafficking ring raises the possibility that the drug trade has co-opted Argentina's most powerful elites.

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 AUG 2015

Allegations have surfaced of irregular behavior in land purchases by Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina, triggering further speculation that the embattled president's term in office could come to a premature…

BRAZIL / 30 JUL 2015

Anti-corruption movements across Latin America has been a key development in 2015, and has shaken political elites from Guatemala to Brazil. Security analyst James Bosworth breaks down how these ongoing…

ELITES AND CRIME / 23 JUL 2015

The sentencing of a member of a Honduran drug trafficking family in a US court is the latest in a series of developments that have shaken up Honduras’ criminal landscape…

ELITES AND CRIME / 20 JUL 2015

Guatemala's probe into corrupt dealings by its customs authority has shaken the nation and arguably threatened the presidency. How did this corrupt network manage to steal millions of dollars…

About InSight Crime

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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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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

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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.