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Nicaragua Anti-Terrorism Law Could Criminalize Opposition

Lawmakers in Nicaragua recently approved an anti-terrorism law that many fear will be used to criminalize the opposition amid a deepening political crisis, a tactic...
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The New Criminal Group Hitting Mexico’s CJNG Where It Hurts

A new criminal group is challenging one of Mexico’s most powerful cartels on its home turf of Guadalajara, provoking a wave of violence in the...
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LatAm Deadliest Region for Environmental Defenders: Report

A new report says that the majority of killings of land and environmental leaders last year took place in Latin America, underscoring how shifting organized crime...
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Guatemala President Uses Interior Ministry to Weaken Anti-Graft Body

The Guatemala Interior Ministry’s withdrawal of police assigned to the CICIG, its internationally-backed anti-graft body, is a likely sign that the president has...
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5 Ways To Fight Corruption in Latin America

Corruption has been solidifying its place at the top of the agenda for policymakers and citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean. Below, InSight Crime...
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The FARC’s Turbulent First Steps Into Colombia’s Congress

While Colombia celebrated its Independence Day, key members of the new FARC political party abandoned their seats in Congress and contemplated their military...
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Weekly InSight: The Ex-FARC Dilemma – Split Between Politics and (Another) War

In our July 19 Facebook Live session, Managing Editor Josefina Salomón and Senior Investigator Angela Olaya discussed the ex guerrillas' new political party's...
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Arrests Suggest Crooked Cops Are Aiding PCC’s Expansion in Paraguay

The arrest of an alleged Brazilian crime boss in Paraguay’s capital city illustrates how police corruption and sophisticated tactics may be facilitating the...
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Why the Cachiros Liked Working With Honduras Politicians

Authorities in the United States charged a Honduras congressman and several members of a powerful political family with drug trafficking and related weapons crimes,...
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Argentina Suggests Militarization, Ignites Debate

Statements by high-level government officials about deploying soldiers to Argentina’s northern border to help tackle drug trafficking has ignited an intense and...
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How and Where Organized Crime Preys on Migrants in Mexico

A new report shows how and where organized crime groups victimize Central American migrants in...
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AG Silence Could Signal Difficult Path to Justice in Guatemala

Concern has been mounting since Guatemala’s new attorney general took office two months...