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Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Venezuelan government has placed control of a volatile border state in the hands of a... ReadLeer
/ Venezuela

Controversial Venezuela Official Named ‘Protector’ of Colombia Border State

The attorney general of Honduras and a prominent civil society group have launched legal challenges... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Honduras Attorney General, Civil Society Challenge ‘Impunity Pact’

A commission in charge of cleaning up Honduras’ police is fighting to clear its name after an... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Accusations Land Honduras Police Reform Commission in Hot Water

A small patch of water between Venezuela’s eastern coast and the shores of Trinidad and Tobago... ReadLeer
/ Arms Trafficking

Report Highlights How Venezuela Crisis Fuels Piracy, Contraband in the Caribbean

Top security officials in Brazil and Mexico are questioning traditional strategies towards... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

Officials in Brazil, Mexico Question Traditional Crime-Fighting Strategies

This week, Guatemala’s new interior minister asked Congress to reform the penal code in order to... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

Gangs as ‘Terrorists’ Proposal Is a Smoke Screen in Guatemala

A former El Salvador mayor has become the country’s first mayor to be convicted of illicit... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador Convicts First Mayor for Ties to Gangs

In our February 2 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley and Managing... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Weekly InSight: Outlook for Anti-Graft Initiatives in Honduras and Guatemala

A new documentary series exploring the opioid epidemic ravaging cities across the United States... ReadLeer
/ Drug Policy

Documentary Series Examines Role of Mexico’s Crime Groups in US Opioid Crisis

In the fight for Guatemala’s institutions, there is never a dull moment. Recently, and especially... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

Iván Velásquez: Guatemala’s Elites Are Vying for Total State Control