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InSight Crime’s 2017 Homicide Round-Up

Record highs, all-time lows, and a few surprises -- 2017 proved a remarkable year in terms of homicide levels for many a country across Latin America and the...
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GameChangers 2017: Anti-Corruption Successes Fuel Elite Backlash

Corruption scandals have continued to break at dizzying pace across Latin America throughout 2017, spanning politics, business, the security forces, the judiciary...
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US Indictment Suggests MS13 Expanding Communications, Drug Trafficking

Authorities in the United States indicted several alleged members of the MS13 gang, offering a detailed look into how these cliques function outside of their...
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Latin America Security Warnings for US Travelers Point to Flawed Policies

US authorities have issued new security warnings for individuals traveling to several Latin American countries, thereby implicitly admitting to failures and flaws...
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GameChangers 2017: Local Politics, Organized Crime’s New Power Base in Latin America

Reporting by InSight Crime in 2017 revealed how organized crime managed to infiltrate local politics in Latin America as well as the multiple ways in which criminal...
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GameChangers 2017: The Long Road to Prison Reform in Latin America

This year, InSight Crime put a special focus on how prisons in Latin America interact with organized crime, examining how institutions meant to...
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GameChangers 2017: Trump Stumbles on Latin America Security

President Donald Trump’s approach to US security policy in Latin America has flailed during his first year in office, with his administration alienating key...
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GameChangers 2017: Trump Battles MS13 With Lies, Half-Truths and Recycled Policies

When US President Donald Trump put the MS13 gang at the center of his domestic security narrative this year, he equated the threat posed by the group to that of...
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GameChangers 2017: The Empire Strikes Back

Welcome to InSight Crime’s GameChangers 2017, where we highlight the most important trends in organized crime in the Americas over the course of...