All About Soccer Crime

SOCCER CRIME / 28 MAY 2015

Twelve of the 14 defendants indicted in the bribery scandal involving international soccer organization FIFA are from Latin America and the Caribbean, just another face of the corruption that permeates…

BRAZIL / 11 MAY 2015

The arrests of one current and one former police officer in connection to a recent soccer club massacre in São Paulo, Brazil add a new twist to an incident allegedly…

BRAZIL / 28 APR 2015

Among soccer fans worldwide, Argentina's "barras bravas," Italian "ultras," and British hooligans are the fan groups best known for perpetrating violence. However, soccer aficionados know that Brazil's Torcidas Organizadas (organized…

ARGENTINA / 16 APR 2015

Argentina is preparing for one of the biggest drug trafficking trials in its history, and the tangled web of corruption, business and soccer that has already been revealed is proof…

EL SALVADOR / 3 APR 2015

An El Salvador judge has exonerated several former players from the country’s national soccer team of money laundering charges even though they apparently accepted money to fix matches, sending a…

EL SALVADOR / 20 MAR 2015

Judicial proceedings have begun in the case of eleven former soccer players from El Salvador's national team who stand accused of accepting money to fix matches, illustrating the intersections between…

ARGENTINA / 19 MAR 2015

Authorities in Argentina have conducted multiple raids against a group suspected of laundering massive proceeds earned from trafficking cocaine to Europe; a sophisticated, large-scale, coordinated operation against transnational drug traffickers…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 24 NOV 2014

Police in Uruguay have evidence that more than 400 people -- among them members of soccer fan clubs, soccer team directors, and at least one politician -- are involved in…

CACHIROS / 11 JUN 2014

Local soccer teams give criminal groups in the Northern Triangle countries of Central America the ability to launder proceeds, evade taxes, and accumulate enough political and social capital to avoid…

BRAZIL / 9 JUN 2014

Both the England and United States soccer teams are set to play World Cup matches in the steamy Amazon city of Manaus in north Brazil, where two notorious drug gangs…

ARGENTINA / 5 JUN 2014

They have been labelled the most violent and dangerous fans in Latin America, if not the world. In Argentina, an organized network of fan-run gangs known as "barras bravas" exert…

COLOMBIA / 3 JUN 2014

Come the start of the World Cup in June, soccer fans in Argentina will be investing their hopes and dreams in the astonishing talents of their iconic striker Lionel Messi,…

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Emergency First Aid in Hostile Environments

24 SEP 2021

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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Series on Environmental Crime in the Amazon Generates Headlines

17 SEP 2021

InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute have been delighted at the response to our joint investigation into environmental crimes in the Colombian Amazon. Coverage of our chapters dedicated to illegal mining…

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Exploring Climate Change and Organized Crime

10 SEP 2021

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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Tracking Environmental Crime in the Amazon

27 AUG 2021

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…