All About Soccer Crime

ARGENTINA / 1 FEB 2016

Authorities in Argentina have created a registry that reserves them the right to deny soccer fans admission into stadiums, as part of an effort to cut down on hooliganism and…

EL SALVADOR / 7 JAN 2016

The prosecution of an El Salvador mayor for drug trafficking is a glaring example of the lack of rigor in appointing politicians in Central America, drawing attention to a corrupt…

BRAZIL / 31 DEC 2015

Welcome to InSight Crime's Game Changers 2015, where we highlight the year's most important trends in organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. This year saw some potentially game…

ELITES AND CRIME / 15 DEC 2015

The recent arrest of six current and former soccer bosses in Honduras reveals how deeply crime and sports intersect in the country, at a time when corruption crackdowns are taking…

GUATEMALA / 10 DEC 2015

The brother of the alleged leader of a prominent drug trafficking organization in Guatemala has taken over as the interim president of the country's soccer federation, a striking illustration of…

ELITES AND CRIME / 5 DEC 2015

The US Department of Justice indicted an additional sixteen Latin American soccer officials on corruption charges, shedding more light on a complex network involving multiple sports media companies that agreed…

ARGENTINA / 3 DEC 2015

Argentina's incoming security secretary has called for the creation of an "elite force" targeting hardcore soccer fans known as "barras bravas," illustrating the serious threat posed by gangs that have…

CACHIROS / 7 OCT 2015

United States authorities arrested Yankel Rosenthal, a former government minister and president of the Honduras soccer club Marathon, which is owned by one of Honduras’ wealthiest and politically connected…

BRAZIL / 17 JUN 2015

Fourteen names appeared in the indictment that accompanied the dramatic downfall of the heads of global football. All fourteen were from Latin America and the Caribbean.

ARGENTINA / 12 JUN 2015

The "White Charcoal" drug trafficking trial in Argentina has begun with allegations one of the accused worked as a frontman for a former FIFA chief, adding a new dimension to…

COLOMBIA / 8 JUN 2015

Eight Colombian soccer teams have come under investigation for links to drug trafficking, hinting at a new chapter in the long history of organized crime and soccer in Colombia.

PARAGUAY / 2 JUN 2015

Paraguay's Congress is considering a bill that would remove the diplomatic immunity currently enjoyed by the governing body of South America's soccer association, a move that would likely facilitate investigations…

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