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Special Series: Nicaragua: A Paradise Lost?

On the one-year anniversary of the shocking murder of legendary Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral in Guatemala, InSight Crime looks at how and why he was killed, and the surprising origin of the attack: Nicaragua. This special series delves deeper into organized criminal activity in Nicaragua, a place that many have held up as a model for security in the region, featuring an interview with the country's vaunted police chief Aminta Granera.

Bluefields: Nicaragua's Cocaine Hub

Bluefields: Nicaragua's Cocaine Hub

The Nicaraguan city of Bluefields is a place where the narco-transporters rule, and cocaine floats off the coast and into the nightclubs.

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Folk Singer's Death Shines Light on Nicaragua Police Corruption

Folk Singer's Death Shines Light on Nicaragua Police Corruption

The investigation into the July 2011 murder of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral has unveiled a devious criminal network based in Nicaragua -- a country that many consider a model...

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Video: An Interview with Nicaragua's Police Chief

Video: An Interview with Nicaragua's Police Chief

Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America and has the smallest police force, yet its murder rate is the lowest in the region, and its police are seen as...

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