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Major Odebrecht Corruption Cases and Investigations in 2019

Since beginning in Brazil with the “Operation Car Wash” (“Operação Lava Jato”) investigation in 2014, the Odebrecht corruption scandal has been headline...
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Peru’s Crusade Against Corruption Faces Severe Uphill Struggle

With four former presidents embroiled in corruption scandals, Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra described 2019 as the year of the fight against corruption and...
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InSight Crime’s 2018 Homicide Round-Up

With a worsening crisis in Venezuela, dark days in Nicaragua, an ever more fragile peace process in Colombia, new governments and new ideas in Brazil, Mexico and...
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Trans Women: The Unseen Victims of Human Trafficking

Sharon welcomes us to her home in the baking jungle of Pucallpa. She wears sandals and a long dress with her hair tied back. She has finished serving dinner to her...
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Soccer Corruption Hits Peru With Leading Arrest

The arrest of businessman and former president of the Peruvian Soccer Federation, Edwin Oviedo, opens a new chapter in the profitable relationship between soccer...
Cinthia Carolina Tell has been accused of leading a trafficking network in Peru
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Former Peru Police Chief Accused of Role in Baby Trafficking Network

The recent arrest of the former director of Peru’s national police as part of a group accused of leading a baby trafficking network revealed the level of...
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Alcohol Smuggling: A Hangover for Latin America?

A new report shows how sales of illegal alcohol in Latin America make for a booming contraband industry that is hardly ever held...
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Peru Drug Trafficking Groups Expanding to New European Markets

Drug trafficking routes out of Peru have taken a new direction in recent years, suggesting a shake up in the criminal networks operating in the country and the...
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Restrictions on Venezuela Migrants Boost Criminal Networks

New immigration restrictions announced by some countries in Latin America to stem the tide of migrants fleeing Venezuela could create a boomerang effect in the...