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BRAZIL / 23 SEP 2015

“From boardrooms to battlefields and churches to states, why being in charge isn't what it used to be,” reads the front cover of best-selling book “The End of Power.” The…

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 SEP 2015

Authorities in Mexico have arrested several high-level prison officials for their alleged role in the recent jailbreak of famed Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, raising concerns about the…

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…

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Guatemala Social Insecurity Investigation Makes Front Page News

10 DEC 2021

InSight Crime’s latest investigation into a case of corruption within Guatemala's social security agency linked to the deaths of patients with kidney disease made waves in…

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Venezuela El Dorado Investigation Makes Headlines

3 DEC 2021

InSight Crime's investigation into the trafficking of illegal gold in Venezuela's Amazon region generated impact on both social media and in the press. Besides being republished and mentioned by several…

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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…