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ARGENTINA / 16 APR 2015

Argentina is preparing for one of the biggest drug trafficking trials in its history, and the tangled web of corruption, business and soccer that has already been revealed is proof…

COLOMBIA / 16 APR 2015

A former Colombia governor accused of several murders and links to paramilitary groups came very close to being freed from jail, a reminder of the scope of the influence this…

ELITES AND CRIME / 15 APR 2015

Over 400 people are under investigation for ties to a former Peru governor accused of murder and criminal conspiracy, highlighting the breadth of a criminal network that infiltrated nearly every…

ELITES AND CRIME / 14 APR 2015

A corruption probe into a welfare program in Panama now involves an ex-president, dozens of congressmen and several cabinet members -- yet also raises questions about the motives of an…

CACHIROS / 14 APR 2015

The cold-blooded double murder of a congressman and his father, himself a former high-court judge and aspiring president, has sent another round of shivers through Honduras' elites as the country…

ELITES AND CRIME / 10 APR 2015

Authorities in Honduras are investigating more than 30 local politicians for alleged ties to organized crime and drug trafficking. If narco-politics scandals in other parts of Latin America are any…

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…

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Guatemala Social Insecurity Investigation Makes Front Page News

10 DEC 2021

InSight Crime’s latest investigation into a case of corruption within Guatemala's social security agency linked to the deaths of patients with kidney disease made waves in…

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Venezuela El Dorado Investigation Makes Headlines

3 DEC 2021

InSight Crime's investigation into the trafficking of illegal gold in Venezuela's Amazon region generated impact on both social media and in the press. Besides being republished and mentioned by several…

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Gender and Investigative Techniques Focus of Workshops

26 NOV 2021

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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InSight Crime Names Two New Board Members

19 NOV 2021

In recent weeks, InSight Crime added two new members to its board. Joy Olson is the former executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America…

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Senate Commission in Paraguay Cites InSight Crime

12 NOV 2021

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…