Investigation and Analysis of Organized Crime

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Leaders Beset by Graft Scandals to Talk Corruption at Regional Summit

The 2018 Summit of the Americas will likely see many uncomfortable conversions between nervous politicians -- and perhaps a heavy dose of hypocrisy -- thanks to the summit’s theme: “democratic governance against...

Weekly InSight: Investigation on Guatemala Attorney General Selection

In our April 5 Facebook Live session, Project Manager Héctor Silva Ávalos and Spanish Editor Ronna Rísquez discussed InSight Crime’s latest investigation into Guatemala’s...

Brazil Ex-President to Be Jailed After Losing Another Judicial Battle

Brazil's highest court has rejected a petition by former President Luis Inácio “Lula” da Silva seeking to stay out of jail as he continues his fight against a conviction on...

How Ríos Montt Won the War in Guatemala

Former Guatemala dictator and legislator Efraín Ríos Montt is dead, but he left behind a blueprint for how to undermine democracy and create powerful, lasting criminal networks....

University Deans and Guatemala’s Convoluted Road to a New Attorney General

Guatemala is on the verge of electing a new attorney general. The first filter in the selection process is the postulation commission, made up primarily of the deans from the...

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