All About Elites and Crime

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.

BOLIVIA / 26 MAY 2015

Martin Belaunde was once the manager of President Ollanta Humala's unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2006, and the boyfriend of a top advisor to Peru's First Lady. But he is now…

CACHIROS / 22 MAY 2015

The son of former President Porfirio Lobo Sosa of Honduras was captured in an anti-drug operation in Haiti, a turn of events that may make other Honduran political elites very…

ELITES AND CRIME / 22 MAY 2015

Authorities in Guatemala have arrested the head of the country's social security agency, a man with close ties to President Otto Perez Molina, in the latest corruption scandal to threaten…

CLAN ROTELA / 20 MAY 2015

The commander of Paraguay’s national police has been charged in connection with a corruption scandal involving money siphoned from the agency’s gasoline fund, a rare indictment in a country where…

ELITES AND CRIME / 20 MAY 2015

In a recent survey, 70 percent of respondents said they believe Peru is in danger of becoming a narco-state, a reflection of perceived ties between drug traffickers and government institutions…

ELITES AND CRIME / 14 MAY 2015

Peru’s attorney general has been fired for misconduct in several high-profile organized crime cases. Most prominently, he has been accused of obstructing investigations into a massive corruption scandal, and has…

ELITES AND CRIME / 12 MAY 2015

In her first public remarks in three weeks, former Guatemala Vice President Roxana Baldetti has denied involvement in the corruption scandal that forced her resignation. Meanwhile, the ongoing investigation into…

ELITES AND CRIME / 12 MAY 2015

A new book documenting alleged links between Venezuela officials and the drug trade is astounding in the scope of its accusations, and alleges that corruption and involvement in drug trafficking…

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

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.