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Guatemala Judge Flees Country Fearing Own Judiciary Colleague

Guatemala Judge Flees Country Fearing Own Judiciary Colleague

A Supreme Court magistrate in Guatemala has allegedly pressured a judge handling her son's case, leading the latter official to leave the country in an affair symbolic of Guatemala's ongoing struggle against corruption and elite interference with anti-corruption efforts.

Haiti Senator-Elect Pleads Not Guilty to US Drug Charges

Haiti Senator-Elect Pleads Not Guilty to US Drug Charges

Former Haitian rebel leader and Senator-elect Guy Philippe pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges presented today in a Miami court, a case that seems to be a message to other political elites in Haiti suspected of criminal activities. 

New Venezuela VP Is Latest Top Official Linked to Drug Trade

New Venezuela VP Is Latest Top Official Linked to Drug Trade

The newly appointed vice president of Venezuela has reportedly been investigated by the United States for involvement in the drug trade, making him the most recent official with suspected criminal ties to take a top position in the Venezuelan government.

GameChangers 2016: Sunset of the Central American Spring

GameChangers 2016: Sunset of the Central American Spring

As the year closed, the successes and failures of the fight against corruption, impunity and organized crime in the Northern Triangle combine to leave a bitter-sweet taste.

GameChangers 2016: Elites, Organized Crime and Political Firestorms

GameChangers 2016: Elites, Organized Crime and Political Firestorms

Welcome to InSight Crime's GameChangers 2016, where we highlight the most important trends in organized crime in the Americas. This year we put a spotlight on crime and corruption among the region's political elites, while reporting on government struggles to corral criminality fueled by street gangs, drug cartels and Marxist rebels alike.

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