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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…

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…

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Our coverage of the arrest of Chapitos’ co-founder Ovidio Guzmán López in Mexico has received worldwide attention.In the UK, outlets including The Independent and BBC…

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Last week, InSight Crime Co-founder Steven Dudley took part in the International Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor and…

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Immediate Response to US-Mexico Marijuana Investigation

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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…