All About Northern Triangle

ELITES AND CRIME / 10 SEP 2019

On a December morning in 2018, Javier Erazo, known as “El Huita,” took to his hammock after a horseback ride at his farm in Ocotepeque, a town on the western…

ELITES AND CRIME / 5 SEP 2019

After 12 years, the mandate of a widely heralded international anti-corruption commission has come to an end in Guatemala, but in its absence, serious questions remain about where the country’s…

ELITES AND CRIME / 3 SEP 2019

Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández assumed the presidency as a so-called “crime fighter” that the United States could collaborate closely with to rid his Central American nation of corruption and…

CACHIROS / 27 AUG 2019

The former mayor who may bring down Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández first appears on page eight of what can only be described as one of the most jaw-dropping condemnations…

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 26 AUG 2019

Illegal timber and drug trafficking are closely linked in northeastern Honduras, a major cocaine corridor in this region. There, criminal groups have savvily combined these two businesses to maximize their…

ELITES AND CRIME / 23 AUG 2019

Alejandro Giammattei, a 63-year-old doctor linked to Guatemala’s right-wing elite, became the country’s president almost by surprise. After starting low in the polls, Giammattei became president-elect after certain more popular…

ELITES AND CRIME / 22 AUG 2019

After a high-profile investigation, anti-corruption prosecutors in Honduras have secured a conviction against a former first lady, marking the first such judgment for MACCIH, the country’s internationally-backed anti-graft body.

ELITES AND CRIME / 5 AUG 2019

With a public accusation that he accepted drug proceeds for his political campaigns, the US appears to finally be turning its back on its longtime ally, Honduras President Juan Orlando…

EL SALVADOR / 5 AUG 2019

Despite being one of the world’s most violent countries, El Salvador enjoyed one of its most peaceful months in years in July, but President Nayib Bukele may be far too…

HONDURAS / 26 JUL 2019

Honduras has created an elite force to keep tabs on former police officers purged from the security services for suspected criminal activity, but there are reasons to fear it may…

EXTORTION / 25 JUL 2019

Street gangs in Honduras are forcing transport workers to participate in extortion rackets, highlighting the vulnerability of a group already hit hard by such gangs.

ELITES AND CRIME / 23 JUL 2019

Prosecutors in Guatemala are investigating a multimillion-dollar graft scheme within the country’s Public Health Ministry, in just the latest example of officials and business elites raiding the coffers of Latin…

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.