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ELITES AND CRIME / 10 MAR 2015

The United States has sanctioned seven Venezuelan government officials for their role in human rights violations, as political violence and unrest continues to roil the country.

BOLIVIA / 8 MAR 2015

Amid further allegation of high level narco penetration of Bolivia's police force, authorities stated that a former general worked with Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, allowing the Mexican group to expand operations…

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 MAR 2015

The former head of Panama’s Supreme Court will serve jail term after being found guilty on corruption charges, marking a success for the country's justice system in what is a…

ELITES AND CRIME / 24 FEB 2015

A top Guatemalan money launderer has pled guilty in a US court to drug trafficking charges and has agreed to provide authorities with information on politicians and businesses with criminal…

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 FEB 2015

Notorious Venezuela drug trafficker Walid Makled has been sentenced to 14 years in prison but absolved of several crimes in what is a surprisingly lenient verdict considering both the charges…

CARIBBEAN / 10 FEB 2015

One of the Dominican Republic's most notorious drug traffickers has claimed he financed the political campaigns of former president Leonel Fernandez in new revelations that go to the heart of…

ARGENTINA / 10 FEB 2015

Latin America has a ways to go towards greater financial transparency, as indicated in a recent data dump that tracked private HSBC bank accounts in Switzerland -- and the wealth…

ELITES AND CRIME / 9 FEB 2015

In light of recent allegations against Venezuela’s second-in-command made by a defector to the United States, InSight Crime profiles the most prominent former and current Venezuelan government officials either indicted…

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 FEB 2015

Mexico's attorney general has identified Maria de los Angeles Pineda, the wife of the former Iguala mayor and a possible accomplice in the disappearance of 43 students, as one of…

BOLIVIA / 12 JAN 2015

Bolivia is investigating 50 judicial and police officials for irregularities in their sworn declarations of assets, a welcome move against corruption which is one of the contributors to the country's…

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 JAN 2015

An investigation in Paraguay has exposed widespread, systematic police corruption in a major marijuana-growing region on the border with Brazil, highlighting the institutionalized corruption that facilitates drug trafficking in South…

COLOMBIA / 6 JAN 2015

The US justice system has proved, once again, that it has long arms. Between 2013 and 2014, it captured Hayron Eduardo Borrayo Lasmibat and Marllory Dadiana Chacon Rossell, both Guatemalan…

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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…