All About Elites and Crime

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…

About InSight Crime

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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.