All About Elites and Crime

ELITES AND CRIME / 2 DEC 2014

Text messages exchanged between a congressman and a convicted criminal in Paraguay may be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to ties between politicians and organized crime…

EL SALVADOR / 25 NOV 2014

The well-connected Salvadoran drug trafficker alias "Repollo" has been sentenced to 77 years in prison, following a trial that exposed a wide-ranging Central American cocaine smuggling network, in what is…

COLOMBIA / 18 NOV 2014

A police raid on a luxury mansion in Brazil in late October brought the era of Marquitos and Kiko crashing down: the gangster and the politician who together built a…

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 NOV 2014

Government information indicates that 12 mayors across Guerrero, Mexico may have criminal ties -- suggesting that a dynamic pushed into the public eye by the case of 43 missing student…

ELITES AND CRIME / 16 NOV 2014

One of Peru's most-wanted men has been captured in Colombia and deported marking a leap forward in a high profile case against a powerful criminal network with links to land trafficking,…

AYOTZINAPA / 5 NOV 2014

A former mayor in Guerrero, Mexico -- who has been on the run since 43 student protesters were disappeared in late September -- has been captured along with his wife,…

COLOMBIA / 4 NOV 2014

The arrest of a police colonel in Colombia who allegedly directed a criminal network involved in large-scale international drug trafficking has highlighted the intimate links between corrupt high-level officials and…

ARGENTINA / 31 OCT 2014

A report on the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner looks at three scandals involving corruption, money laundering, and precursor chemical trafficking, all of which point to Argentina's expanding…

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 OCT 2014

A former police colonel and hero of Peru's internal conflict has been arrested for his alleged connections to the "Pablo Escobar of Peru," making him the latest official to fall…

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 OCT 2014

A congresswoman is accused of running a network in Paraguay's eastern border region that protects drug traffickers and assassins, which, if accurate, would fit with a pattern of regional politicians…

ELITES AND CRIME / 24 OCT 2014

The US Bureau of Prisons has confirmed that the alleged leader of a huge Central American drug trafficking and money laundering network is being held in the US. Her likely…

DRUG POLICY / 23 OCT 2014

Paraguay's anti-drug chief has expressed concern over traffickers' ties to officials -- a phenomenon that may be inevitable given the importance of the marijuana trade to the country's economy --…

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.