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Former FIFA President Seth Blatter
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Latin America Media Giants Implicated in FIFA Corruption Scandal

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...
Guatemala's Supreme Court
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Judicial Delay Tactics Gumming Up Guatemala Criminal Cases: Report

A new report details how defense attorneys in Guatemala are capitalizing on the slow pace of judicial proceedings to derail the progress of high-profile corruption...
Trials in the FIFA corruption scandal have kicked off
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US Trial Against LatAm Officials in FIFA Corruption Scandal Kicks Off

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...
Grafitti in El Salvador
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Weekly InSight: Special Investigation of Gangs and Municipal Power in Apopa, El Salvador

In our November 2 Facebook Live session, senior investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime's new investigation of...
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Symbiosis: Gangs and Municipal Power in Apopa, El Salvador

Stories such as that of the former mayor of the El Salvador municipality of Apopa, José Elías Hernández, or "Old Timer" as the gangs knew him, are increasingly...
El Salvador Police Chief Howard Cotto warns of gangs' infiltration of local politics
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El Salvador Police Chief Warns of Gang Infiltration in Municipal Elections

El Salvador Police Chief Howard Cotto warned that gangs plan to infiltrate local politics by involving themselves in municipal elections, echoing the findings of...
Murdered Honduran activist Berta Cáceres
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Berta Cáceres Murder Report Underscores Criminal Ties of Honduras Business, State

A new report has determined that a network of senior business executives and Honduran officials coordinated the murder of renowned environmental rights activist...
Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto
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Was Mexico President’s 2012 Campaign Funded by Odebrecht?

New documents have reportedly revealed that Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto had his 2012 presidential campaign financed in part by a subsidiary of the...
Guatemala police arresting suspects in municipal corruption case
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Guatemala Arrests, Charges Local Officials for Embezzlement

Guatemala prosecutors arrested a group of local officials who they say carried out a popular and juicy embezzlement scheme: the illegal attribution of government...
Diana Urbina Soto, Juan Orlando Hernández, and Arnaldo Urbina Soto at campaign event.
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Weekly InSight: The Urbina Soto Family Fiefdom in Honduras

In our October 19 Facebook Live session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello spoke about InSight Crime's new investigation into the...
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A Honduras Political Clan and Its Criminal Fiefdom

It was around midnight that police in a rural area of the northern department of Olancho first heard the distinctive buzz of a low-flying aircraft. Night duty...
US officials threaten sanctions as Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales retains his immunity
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US Sanctions Loom as Battle Over Guatemala Anti-Graft Efforts Continues

Members of the US Congress have called for sanctions to be implemented against individuals involved in acts of corruption in Guatemala, where a long-running battle...