All About Northern Triangle

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 OCT 2019

The guilty plea of Mario Estrada, a former Guatemalan presidential candidate, to conspiring to import cocaine into the United States has triggered a backlash against President Jimmy Morales, who is…

CACHIROS / 18 OCT 2019

A jury in a US court has found the brother of the president of Honduras guilty on drug trafficking charges, but serious questions remain about how much of an impact…

EL SALVADOR / 17 OCT 2019

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele is launching a commission to crack down on cases of corruption and impunity among the country’s political and economic elite, but the lack of involvement…

CACHIROS / 9 OCT 2019

As Honduras remains riveted on the trial of Tony Hernández, a document from the case file reveals details of another drug trafficking connection involving one of Central America’s wealthiest and…

COCAINE / 8 OCT 2019

After the killing of three naval officers in an eastern coastal region dominated by organized crime, Guatemala's government has enforced martial law -- and in turn drawn attention to the…

EL SALVADOR / 4 OCT 2019

A hit squad in El Salvador that included police officers, including some from elite units, gunned down dozens of people, underscoring how nearly 30 years after the country's civil war,…

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 OCT 2019

The president of Honduras featured prominently in the first days of trial against his brother as US prosecutors presented a damning ledger and levied accusations that he received drug money…

CACHIROS / 2 OCT 2019

Though it’s his younger brother who will be in the courtroom facing drug trafficking charges, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández will also be judged in the coming weeks for running…

EL SALVADOR / 24 SEP 2019

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele is at the center of a complex web of financial transactions, which show he received millions of dollars from a subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil…

ELITES AND CRIME / 18 SEP 2019

A major US drug case against the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has ensnared the president, who prosecutors say took part in a conspiracy when millions in drug…

CACHIROS / 17 SEP 2019

As his final extradition orders were being read and signed, a drug trafficker known as “El Negro” Lobo paced in his small holding cell. He was minutes away from…

COCAINE / 11 SEP 2019

The growing number of flights carrying drugs across in Guatemala has brought renewed attention to the government’s failed strategies to tackle drug trafficking.

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.

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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.