All About Soccer Crime

ARGENTINA / 21 FEB 2018

An upcoming strike of the largest union conglomerate in Argentina is shedding light on labor groups’ criminal relationships and “mafia style” operations, as a cat-and-mouse game unfolds between the country’s…

ARGENTINA / 1 DEC 2017

A new round of arrests and charges in an unfolding racketeering case in Argentina involving a criminalized soccer fan club, or "barra brava," points to these groups' growing sophistication and…

ELITES AND CRIME / 16 NOV 2017

Testimony in an ongoing trial in a US court has implicated two of Latin America's biggest media companies in the wide-ranging FIFA corruption scandal, highlighting the potential for new revelations…

ELITES AND CRIME / 7 NOV 2017

A much-anticipated trial involving alleged corruption by Latin American officials tied to the world's most powerful soccer institution kicked off this week in the United States. The case seems…

ARGENTINA / 5 SEP 2017

Authorities in Argentina are investigating everything from soccer matches and players' rights to investments in a crematorium as part of the second phase of an inquiry into a vast…

ARGENTINA / 15 AUG 2017

Reports indicate that one of Argentina's criminalized soccer hooligan groups known as "barras bravas" provided muscle for an extortion ring in Buenos Aires, suggesting the gang may be taking a…

JALISCO CARTEL / 10 AUG 2017

The DEA has announced what it claims is the largest kingpin designation ever made against a Mexican drug trafficker and criminal organization with virtually no public profile.

ARGENTINA / 24 APR 2017

A high-level soccer official in Uruguay said recently that the country's organized fan clubs have begun operating like criminal organizations, indicating the evolution of these so-called "barras bravas" mirrors that of…

INFOGRAPHICS / 29 AUG 2016

A new guidebook published by the United Nations highlights the links between organized crime and match fixing in sports, and it offers suggestions for the relevant authorities about how to…

ELITES AND CRIME / 5 APR 2016

Newly leaked documents from a Panama-based law firm connect a member of FIFA's ethics commission to three individuals facing bribery charges over deals to secure marketing and broadcast rights for…

JUAREZ CARTEL / 28 MAR 2016

A convicted financial operator of Mexico's Juárez Cartel is also the legal representative of a firm involved in the buying and selling of European soccer players.

ECUADOR / 16 FEB 2016

Ecuador has announced its intent to prosecute several soccer officials on money laundering charges, the latest domino to fall after a 2015 US indictment of FIFA officials set off a…

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At InSight Crime's annual treat, we ramped up hostile environment and emergency first aid training for our 40-member staff, many of whom conduct on-the-ground investigations in dangerous corners of the region.

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In July, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley moderated a panel for the Climate Reality Project's regional series of workshops for young climate activists in the Americas. The week-long event…

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Gearing Up a New Class of Interns

3 SEP 2021

InSight Crime is readying its newest class of interns – from universities in Europe and the Americas – to begin investigative work on a number of high-impact projects. For the…

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Next week, InSight Crime launches an investigation – conducted with Brazilian think-tank the Igarapé Institute – on the sophisticated organized crime structures and armed groups that…