All About Elites and Crime

EL SALVADOR / 22 NOV 2013

A Salvadoran businessmen with links to the Texis Cartel has once again escaped punishment after his possession of illegal arms case was dismissed on a legal technicality, suggesting corrupt state…

ELITES AND CRIME / 20 NOV 2013

The trial of a former Guatemalan congressman and an ex-presidential pilot accused of drug trafficking has got underway in Honduras, in a case featuring a tangled web of Central American…

ELITES AND CRIME / 13 NOV 2013

The story connecting Mexico's infamous Guadalajara Cartel to the United States' top spy agency in the 1980s is not fiction, even if the assertion that the agency helped kill a…

EL SALVADOR / 25 OCT 2013

The main witness in the case against a major drug trafficker and his network in El Salvador has appeared in court and photographically identified a congressman linked to the organization,…

EL SALVADOR / 15 OCT 2013

Authorities in El Salvador have released findings from an investigation into the Texis Cartel, revealing a diverse network of criminal activities that explains how the group has become a key…

COLOMBIA / 14 OCT 2013

The governor of Colombia's La Guajira department, a major organized crime hub, has been arrested in a case which demonstrates the extent to which politics and criminality go hand…

CACHIROS / 10 OCT 2013

Honduras authorities announced that 71 bank accounts confiscated from the Cachiros were found empty, a sign of how institutional corruption is likely to hamper moves against the well-connected drug trafficking…

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 OCT 2013

The US government's declaration of war on the Cachiros drug trafficking gang has sent a message to Honduras' economic and political elites that no one is safe -- but will the strategy…

DON BERNA / 4 OCT 2013

The Medellin mafia, fragmented through bitter infighting, has called a truce and made an agreement with their rivals the Urabeños, seeking to rebuild the criminal hegemony once enjoyed by the…

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 SEP 2013

A former top anti-drugs official in Venezuela has lambasted corruption in the country and branded it the "number one" drug trafficking nation in Latin America, highlighting how deeply the connections…

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 SEP 2013

Honduras' police chief has declared that $800 million seized from the Cachiros drug trafficking group is just the first phase of the operation, although with no arrests yet made, doubts…

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 SEP 2013

Various government employees were among the 22 suspects arrested in Guatemala in relation to a car theft ring linked to the Texis Cartel, highlighting El Salvador criminals' transnational reach and…

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.