All About Elites and Crime

ELITES AND CRIME / 14 FEB 2014

Guatemala's Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz is being prematurely pushed out of office, an illustration of the ability of the country's elites to manipulate the judicial system.

COLOMBIA / 13 FEB 2014

The emergence of allegations made by an incarcerated drug baron that he funded the political activities of Colombia's former President Alvaro Uribe comes as a timely reminder of the country's…

COLOMBIA / 27 JAN 2014

A candidate for senate says the murder of a well-known neurologist in Colombia's northern coastal city of Barranquilla was ordered by the former governor of La Guajira, who was arrested…

ELITES AND CRIME / 7 JAN 2014

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo stands accused of money laundering and conspiracy, the third Peruvian president in recent history to be implicated in criminal activity in a country where severe…

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 DEC 2013

The so-called “mega-commission” investigating the “pay-for-pardons” scandal in Peru says it will recommend sanctioning former President Alan Garcia, a decision that could impact his reelection bid and is illustrative…

ELITES AND CRIME / 12 DEC 2013

Mexico's Attorney General's Office has newly opened investigations into allegations that President Enrique Peña Nieto accepted funds from a possible money laundering and financial fraud network during his presidential campaign,…

COLOMBIA / 11 DEC 2013

Authorities in Colombia have begun to seize assets linked to a fraud ring that embezzled over $1 billion from tax authorities, shining a light on the major criminal revenues generated…

ELITES AND CRIME / 4 DEC 2013

Authorities in Guatemala have arrested 21 people in raids targeting a money laundering ring linked to Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, the latest sign that the country's culture of impunity is slowly…

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 DEC 2013

US authorities have indicted a former Mexican governor accused of drug ties, undermining previous claims that one of Mexico's most prominent corruption cases was a political witch hunt.

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…

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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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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

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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

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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…