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ELITES AND CRIME / 7 JUL 2015

A series of corruption scandals implicating high-level government officials have rocked Honduras and Guatemala in recent months. In both countries, the governments' social security agences are at the forefront of…

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 JUL 2015

The arrest, and quick release, in Nicaragua of a Honduran opposition political figure with suspected criminal links illustrates the complex overlap between politics and organized crime in Central America.

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 JUN 2015

Adding to an already long list of corruption scandals in Guatemala, authorities have dismantled an alleged corruption network within the Guatemalan national police force -- an agency that was supposed…

CACHIROS / 19 JUN 2015

After years of relative stability, the agreements that once governed Honduras' criminal underworld are reportedly falling apart, a development that would have no small effect on the political elites linked…

ELITES AND CRIME / 13 JUN 2015

Paraguay’s latest narco-political scandal has implicated a number of high-level government officials, but is unlikely to result in any meaningful change in a country where there appears to be deep…

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 JUN 2015

A judge has called off money laundering investigations into the wife of Peru’s President Ollanta Humala, clearing yet another obstacle to the first lady’s rise in national politics.

AUC / 10 JUN 2015

Colombian former paramilitary leaders Salvatore Mancuso and "Jorge 40" are facing long sentences after being convicted on US drug trafficking charges. However, the cocaine trafficking networks they once controlled are…

ELITES AND CRIME / 9 JUN 2015

The list of accusations against Panama's former President Ricardo Martinelli is growing rapidly, with illegal wiretaps the latest allegation as his political enemies build a case that Martinelli presided over…

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 MAY 2015

Guatemala's Supreme Court is reportedly reviewing a complaint of corruption that involves President Otto Perez Molina, in order to decide whether this merits stripping him of his presidential immunity. It…

ELITES AND CRIME / 28 MAY 2015

Two expert analysts explain how Guatemala's criminal networks have penetrated the state, and shed light on the ways in which these networks can be combatted and eliminated.

EL CHAPO / 27 MAY 2015

A Honduras government investigation has reportedly revealed that a mysterious private plane found at an airport several years ago was a gift from Mexico's most famous drug lord to a…

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 MAY 2015

The arrest of a Paraguay politician in connection with a money laundering investigation has raised hopes the country is working towards reducing rampant impunity by holding powerful figures accountable.

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.