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ELITES AND CRIME / 2 APR 2014

A court in Peru has annulled reports from a parliamentary commission calling for the indictment of ex-President Alan Garcia over links to a "narco-pardons" scandal, sparking protests and spats about…

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 MAR 2014

Former Guatemala President Alfonso Portillo has pleaded guilty to charges of accepting bribes and money laundering before a New York court, a turn of events that could spell trouble for…

ELITES AND CRIME / 18 MAR 2014

Guatemala's government has extradited longtime drug trafficking suspect Waldemar Lorenzana to the United States, a move that will please the US authorities and send shivers down the spine of the…

COLOMBIA / 11 MAR 2014

Colombia's congressional elections saw 69 candidates believed to have ties with illegal groups win seats, showing how criminal and armed groups continue to influence the country's political system years after…

ARGENTINA / 7 MAR 2014

The arrest of the brother of a prominent public figure on drug charges has sparked a media furor in Argentina, placing the issue of drug trafficking and organized crime at…

EL SALVADOR / 6 MAR 2014

In the photograph, they are both smiling. In the foreground, on the left hand side, a man in a short-sleeved buttoned white shirt, jeans and a metal watch, holds a…

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,…

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InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…