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CARIBBEAN / 7 APR 2015

The recent acquittal of a senator accused of embezzling over $100 million has sparked protests in the Dominican Republic and a "crisis of faith" in the country's judiciary, according to…

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 MAR 2015

Marllory Chacon Rossell pleaded guilty on December 12, 2014 to drug trafficking charges in Miami, but she had been collaborating with the DEA and the US Attorney's Office in Florida…

COLOMBIA / 27 MAR 2015

A prosecutor in Colombia will press forward with charges alleging ex-President Alvaro Uribe's security chief helped a convicted drug trafficker launder money, highlighting longstanding accusations that have been leveled against…

ELITES AND CRIME / 25 MAR 2015

A Paraguayan politician, who previously served time in prison for drug trafficking, is now under investigation for money laundering, a case that is representative of the new breed of criminals…

ELITES AND CRIME / 13 MAR 2015

Honduran authorities have captured an alleged drug trafficker blacklisted by the US Treasury Department, whose links to the country's political establishment illustrate how organized crime is quietly attempting to infiltrate…

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 MAR 2015

A US court sentenced Dino Bouterse, the son of Suriname's president, to over 16 years in prison for terrorism and drug trafficking charges in a case that illustrates the extent…

ELITES AND CRIME / 10 MAR 2015

The United States has sanctioned seven Venezuelan government officials for their role in human rights violations, as political violence and unrest continues to roil the country.

BOLIVIA / 8 MAR 2015

Amid further allegation of high level narco penetration of Bolivia's police force, authorities stated that a former general worked with Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, allowing the Mexican group to expand operations…

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 MAR 2015

The former head of Panama’s Supreme Court will serve jail term after being found guilty on corruption charges, marking a success for the country's justice system in what is a…

ELITES AND CRIME / 24 FEB 2015

A top Guatemalan money launderer has pled guilty in a US court to drug trafficking charges and has agreed to provide authorities with information on politicians and businesses with criminal…

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 FEB 2015

Notorious Venezuela drug trafficker Walid Makled has been sentenced to 14 years in prison but absolved of several crimes in what is a surprisingly lenient verdict considering both the charges…

CARIBBEAN / 10 FEB 2015

One of the Dominican Republic's most notorious drug traffickers has claimed he financed the political campaigns of former president Leonel Fernandez in new revelations that go to the heart of…

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.

THE ORGANIZATION

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.