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EL SALVADOR / 21 OCT 2014

A mayor from a Guatemala town located along a major drug route was attacked while visiting a border town in El Salvador, raising questions about who was behind the incident…

ELITES AND CRIME / 20 OCT 2014

Peru's drug trade was once highly centralized and facilitated by one powerful man: the government's former spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos. Montesinos, and his system, are gone, but traffickers still need…

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 OCT 2014

Authorities in Honduras have dismantled a network that prostituted underage girls, in a case where the security forces not only protected the criminal operations, but were also clients.

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 15 OCT 2014

Venezuela has charged 27 suspects in a case involving a massive cocaine seizure made on an Air France flight last year, but high-ranking members of the National Guard are conspicuously…

ELITES AND CRIME / 10 OCT 2014

Guatemala's Constitutional Court (CC) has suspended the election of high court magistrates, following outcry from judicial officials over corruption in the selection process -- a positive move toward reform, but…

ELITES AND CRIME / 9 OCT 2014

A little known, but powerful drug trafficker from Guatemala thought to be connected to the highest levels of the country’s political establishment is in US custody, a fact that may…

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 OCT 2014

As the votes from Peru's regional and local elections continue to be tallied, some candidates suspected of having illicit ties have emerged among the gubernatorial winners -- a sign the…

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 OCT 2014

The campaigns leading up to Peru's elections on October 5 have been mired in scandal -- over three hundred candidates have been excluded due to their criminal records, with dozens…

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 2 OCT 2014

Hector Beltran Leyva’s criminal career is an illustration that even the most violent groups need a soft side.  Beltran Leyva was captured exactly where anyone who has followed…

ELITES AND CRIME / 2 OCT 2014

The evidence suggests that Peru's upcoming local elections will be strongly influenced by drug trafficking, a phenomenon with a troubling historical precedent -- but one which the authorities seem to…

EL SALVADOR / 25 SEP 2014

Colonel Carlos Alfredo Rivas Najarro is one of the more progressive figures in El Salvador's military, although he never voiced his opinions very publicly. But after his…

EL SALVADOR / 24 SEP 2014

Colonel Carlos Alfredo Rivas Najarro is one of the more progressive figures in El Salvador's military, although he never voiced his opinions very publicly. But after his son was mysteriously…

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Combating Environmental Crime in Colombia

15 JUN 2021

InSight Crime presented findings from an investigation into the main criminal activities fueling environmental destruction in Colombia.

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Collaborating on Citizen Security Initiatives

8 JUN 2021

Co-director Steven Dudley worked with Chemonics, a DC-based development firm, to analyze the organization’s citizen security programs in Mexico.

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InSight Crime Deepens Its Connections with Universities

31 MAY 2021

A partnership with the University for Peace will complement InSight Crime’s research methodology and expertise on Costa Rica.

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With Support from USAID, InSight Crime Will Investigate Organized Crime in Haiti

31 MAY 2021

The project will seek to map out Haiti's principal criminal economies, profile the specific groups and actors, and detail their links to elements of the state.

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