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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 --…

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…

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Backing Investigative Journalism Around the Globe

5 NOV 2021

InSight Crime was a proud supporter of this year's Global Investigative Journalism Conference, which took place November 1 through November 5 and convened nearly 2,000 journalists…