All About Judicial Reform

BRAZIL / 11 SEP 2017

Brazil's top prosecutor has charged several former and current senators with receiving bribes and being part of a "criminal organization," offering further evidence suggesting that Brazil's elites were, at…

BRAZIL / 7 SEP 2017

Brazil's chief prosecutor charged former presidents Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva and Dilma Rousseff with running a "criminal organization," marking a new attempt by judicial officials to prove that…

COSTA RICA / 29 AUG 2017

Nearly every country in Latin America is struggling to combat high rates of impunity, according to a new report that analyzes structural and human rights conditions contributing to crimes…

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 AUG 2017

After declaring the head of a UN commission persona non grata in his country amid investigations into narco donations to his campaign, Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales may well have moved…

JUDICIAL REFORM / 8 AUG 2017

Mexico's landmark judicial reform just celebrated the first anniversary of its implementation, but the law's lingering defects and unfulfilled promise have limited its impact.

EL SALVADOR / 26 JUL 2017

In a full legislative plenary session, El Salvador's political parties demonstrated their ability to twist regulations intended to fight crime and shield the assets of those suspected to have obtained…

BRAZIL / 21 JUL 2017

Brazil's chief prosecutor highlighted the importance of international cooperation in ongoing probes of the biggest corruption cases in the country's history. But while multilateral exchanges of information and best…

ELITES AND CRIME / 20 JUL 2017

Asset forfeiture in Latin America can be a powerful tool against organized crime, but one fraught with legal and moral pitfalls.

JUDICIAL REFORM / 12 JUL 2017

Mexico's new justice system went into effect in June 2016. But because the law was constrained by a deadline, there are several key actions that authorities have…

COSTA RICA / 6 JUL 2017

Ana Chaves was one of the hundreds of women who benefited from the "77 bis" reform, which reduced prison sentences to between three and eight years for the crime of…

JAMAICA / 17 MAY 2017

Authorities in Jamaica have put in operation a new DNA database, a move officials say could help tackle crime in the Caribbean island nation.

BARRIO 18 / 20 APR 2017

When violence surged in early 2015 in Guatemala, then-President Otto Pérez Molina knew how to handle the situation: Blame the street gangs. …

About InSight Crime

THE ORGANIZATION

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.

THE ORGANIZATION

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.