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In Berta Cáceres Murder Trial in Honduras, Prosecutors Will Fall Short*

The murder trial of environmental activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras could open a small window into the nexus between criminal networks and elites, but will more...
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Honduras Top Cop Killed for Cachiros: US Prosecutor

Revelations from a US judicial case linked to the Cachiros saga shed light on the key support that colluding security forces provided to the once-powerful Honduran...
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5 Ways the MS13 Launders Money

A number of recent operations have revealed that the MS13 has developed a financial structure that’s helped them increase their income. But how does the gang...
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In Honduras, a Congressman’s Threats Scream of Desperation

A congressman in Honduras has blamed a prominent Honduran NGO for the decision by members of the US Congress to request an investigation of his alleged ties to drug...
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Members of US Congress Ask for Sanctions Against LatAm Elites

A bipartisan group of members of the US Congress have asked President Donald Trump to investigate and sanction six individuals who have been accused of corruption...
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Extortion Drives Displacement of Victims and Perpetrators Alike in Honduras

Extortion, and the violence connected to it, is one of the main drivers forcing Hondurans to leave their homes and even the country in search of safety. Victims and...
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US State Dept to Create Central America Corruption ‘Blacklist’

On July 26, the US House and Senate approved a bill that will require the Secretary of State to share the identities of government officials in Central America’s...
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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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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,...