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GameChangers 2018: 5 Reasons LatAm Organized Crime Will Strengthen in 2019

It is hard to be optimistic for 2019. The current trends all point to a strengthening of organized crime throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, as the...
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Venezuela Criminal Structures Bolster Maduro in Second Term

The swearing in of Nicolás Maduro for a second presidential term demonstrates just how deeply entrenched organized crime structures are in Venezuela’s...
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Guatemala President Causes Constitutional Crisis to Oust CICIG

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales has pushed his country to the brink of a constitutional crisis in his eagerness to rid himself of the anti-corruption commission...
Photo de President Jimmy Morales
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GameChangers 2018: Threatened by Inquiries, Central American Elites Strike Back

As 2018 came to a close, two things became clear: the once impenetrable armor against corruption that the United States and other international donors provided in...
InSight Crime's 2018 Criminal GameChangers
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GameChangers 2018: The Year Crime Became an Ideology

Welcome to InSight Crime’s Criminal GameChangers 2018, where we highlight the most important trends in organized crime in the Americas over the course of the...
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The Corrupt Alliance of Two Former Presidents in El Salvador

Two former presidents of El Salvador formed a political alliance to carry out clandestine operations that attacked opponents with classified intelligence...
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The Funes and Saca Tapes in El Salvador: A Plot Revealed

Everyone in this room, in front of a bar with a glass of blue ribbon whiskey in hand, was prosecuted, convicted or ended up a fugitive. Everyone except Herbert...
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Morales Orders CICIG Agents To Leave Guatemala

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales wants to deal a final blow in his political war against the international anti-corruption commission that has been glued to him...
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‘Cash Luna’ Corruption Case May Reveal Guatemala Nexus of Drugs and Religion

A new investigation alleges that one of the most influential evangelical pastors in Guatemala took money from a high-profile drug trafficker, underscoring how the...
Seven of the eight men convicted for the murder of Berta Cáceres await jail time
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Guilty Verdict in Berta Cáceres Murder Trial in Honduras is Partial Justice

Authorities in Honduras found seven of the eight men accused in the high-profile murder of renowned environmental activist Berta Cáceres guilty, a welcomed step...
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Government Mafia Structures Plague Venezuela Emigration Process

The enormous bribery and extortion pressures that Venezuelans face when trying to leave their country legally is further proof that criminal structures are...
Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will take office on December 1
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What is Behind AMLO’s Security Policy U-Turn in Mexico?

Days before his inauguration, on 1 December, Mexico's President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced a pair of security initiatives that seemingly...