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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…

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 MAY 2015

The latest development in the corruption case that has toppled Guatemala's Vice President has brought the anti-impunity campaigners behind the investigation into confrontation with an old foe that is threatening…

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 MAY 2015

Mexico is weeks away from a landmark midterm election, but many analysts worry that the nation's electoral authorities are dropping the ball as far as criminal organizations financing their preferred…

ELITES AND CRIME / 9 MAY 2015

Guatemala Vice President Roxana Baldetti has resigned as the fallout from a scandal involving the country's customs agency and Baldetti's former personal secretary continues to roil the country.

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 MAY 2015

Police in Peru have arrested a former Supreme Court judge for his alleged role in a billion-dollar criminal empire, highlighting the network's ability to penetrate the highest levels of government. …

ELITES AND CRIME / 7 MAY 2015

A United States judge has sentenced one of Guatemala's most notorious money launderers behind closed doors, adding intrigue to a story already filled with mystery and alleged high-level collusion from…

CIACS / 30 APR 2015

Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti have come under intense scrutiny for their potential links to one of the country's biggest corruption scandals in recent years.

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 APR 2015

A high-level government official has said Peru is at risk of becoming a narco-state, a questionable claim that nevertheless reflects the apparent deep penetration of drug trafficking groups into the…

ELITES AND CRIME / 23 APR 2015

Guatemala's president has announced that he will seek to renew the mandate of a United Nations-backed anti-impunity body, extending the lifespan of a controversial effort that, despite several important achievements,…

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 APR 2015

In a curious story that raises as many questions as it answers, Spanish news agency EFE is reporting that a group of Honduran, Guatemalan, Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers allegedly…

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 APR 2015

Authorities in Guatemala have arrested two high-level current and former government officials -- as well as eighteen other suspects -- for customs fraud. Nevertheless, the accused may be facing light…

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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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Senate Commission in Paraguay Cites InSight Crime

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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…