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Venezuela Mulling Outlandish Plan to Access Frozen Gold in London

A little-known British financier has been wooing Venezuelan officials with an outlandish plan to liberate $1.5 billion of Venezuelan gold retained in the Bank of...

Money Laundering May Have Fueled Luxury US Lifestyle of Hugo Chavez’s Daughter

The daughter of the late president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, allegedly used a secret bank account in the United States for two years to make million-dollar...

Will Tony Hernández Conviction Upend Narco-Politics in Honduras?

A jury in a US court has found the brother of the president of Honduras guilty on drug trafficking charges, but serious questions remain about how much of an impact...

Nicaragua Government’s Alleged Drug Trade Ties Deepen with Arrest

A government official tied to the ruling party in Nicaragua is alleged to have led a sophisticated drug trafficking ring that moved cocaine through Central America,...

In El Salvador, Bukele’s CICIES Only Seems to Exist on Paper

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele is launching a commission to crack down on cases of corruption and impunity among the country’s political and economic elite,...

Brazil Govt Dismisses Prison Torture Despite Mounting Evidence

A damning report stating that federal agents systematically tortured prisoners in Brazil's northern state of Pará have found little attention from President Jair...

How Elites and Narcos Do Business, Politics in Honduras

As Honduras remains riveted on the trial of Tony Hernández, a document from the case file reveals details of another drug trafficking connection involving one of...

Alleged El Chapo Bribe to Honduras President Sets Stage in US Drug Trial

The president of Honduras featured prominently in the first days of trial against his brother as US prosecutors presented a damning ledger and levied accusations...

The US Drug Trial Evidence That Could Topple the President of Honduras

Though it’s his younger brother who will be in the courtroom facing drug trafficking charges, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández will also be judged in...

El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele Tainted by Money Laundering Allegations

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele is at the center of a complex web of financial transactions, which show he received millions of dollars from a subsidiary of...
The city of Itatí in Corrientes is a strategic point in the marijuana trade in Argentina

Argentina’s Itatí Trial Reveals City Corrupted by Marijuana Traffickers

A high-profile Argentine drug lord is accused of colluding with a vast network of local politicians and police officers to transport large quantities of marijuana...

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...