Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

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InSight Crime Series – The Downfall of Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández

A major US drug case against the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has ensnared the president, who prosecutors say took part in a conspiracy when millions in drug proceeds went to fund his campaigns in exchange for protecting...

How His Own Extradition Policy Exposed the Honduras President

As his final extradition orders were being read and signed, a drug trafficker known as “El Negro” Lobo paced in his small holding cell. He was minutes away from becoming the...

Wild West of Honduras: Home to Narcos and Their Politicians

On a December morning in 2018, Javier Erazo, known as “El Huita,” took to his hammock after a horseback ride at his farm in Ocotepeque, a town on the western tip of...

5 Takeaways from CICIG, Guatemala’s Anti-Corruption Experiment

After 12 years, the mandate of a widely heralded international anti-corruption commission has come to an end in Guatemala, but in its absence, serious questions remain about where...

Criminal Allegations Unravel Honduras President’s Crime Fighting Facade

Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández assumed the presidency as a so-called “crime fighter” that the United States could collaborate closely with to rid his Central...

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