All About Nicaragua

COSTA RICA / 11 MAR 2013

The governments of Central America and the Dominican Republic are planning measures to share information on criminal records and allow “hot pursuit” chases across borders, in an effort to fight…

NICARAGUA / 6 FEB 2013

A report from a Nicaraguan think-tank analyzing crime and violence in one of the semi-autonomous zones on Nicaragua's Caribbean coast highlights the influence of the drug trade in the region, which…

HONDURAS / 1 FEB 2013

Communities in Nicaragua's Autonomous Region of the Northern Atlantic say that Honduras drug traffickers are harassing families in the area, another illustration of how a lawless area can affect multiple countries.

NICARAGUA / 21 DEC 2012

A Nicaraguan court convicted 18 Mexicans, who posed as Televisa journalists while smuggling millions of dollars in cash, of money laundering and drug trafficking, but questions persist about the media…

CHINA AND CRIME / 11 DEC 2012

Demand from Chinese buyers has contributed to the growth of an illicit trafficking network that is moving record amounts of granadillo wood out of Nicaragua, according to…

COLOMBIA / 6 DEC 2012

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has invited Colombia to collaborate on joint anti-trafficking sea patrols in parts of the Caribbean recently granted to the Central American nation.

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2012

The United Nation's highest court has ruled on a territorial dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia, giving more maritime territory in the Caribbean to Nicaragua, a decision which Colombian drug traffickers…

MONEY LAUNDERING / 9 NOV 2012

A group of Mexicans who are on trial in Nicaragua, accused of posing as Televisa journalists while smuggling millions of dollars in cash, may have in fact made several phone…

COLOMBIA / 18 OCT 2012

Colombia arrested seven alleged members of a transnational drug trafficking network, one of whom had links with the man suspected of ordering the hit that killed Argentine singer Facundo Cabral…

NICARAGUA / 18 OCT 2012

Nicaragua's plan to build five new prisons with money seized from alleged drug traffickers is an illustration of how governments can use confiscated goods to fight organized crime.

NICARAGUA / 15 OCT 2012

The intended target of last year’s attack that killed legendary Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral, Nicaraguan Henry Fariñas, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for drug trafficking and…

NICARAGUA / 27 SEP 2012

Henry Fariñas, the Nicaraguan nightclub owner who was the target of the attack that killed Argentine folk legend Facundo Cabral in July last year, has been convicted of drug trafficking…

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.