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Outrageous Guatemala Budget Sees Frustrations Boil Over

Protestors flooded the streets of Guatemala after the congress approved a budget for 2021 that, reduced funds for the judicial branch by half, while increasing...
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Why Have Political Assassinations More Than Doubled in Brazil?

Political assassinations have marred successive Brazilian elections but the pace of these killings has more than doubled in 2020, with the power of militia groups...
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With Pandemic Raids, Bukele Government Faces Major Investigation in El Salvador

El Salvador authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the government’s coronavirus pandemic spending, marking the severest legal action to date...
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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker...
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Backroom Deal Trumps US Drug Charges Against Mexico’s Ex-Defense Minister

Authorities in Mexico will face one of their biggest anti-corruption tests yet after a bombshell deal was brokered with the United States to drop the federal drug...
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From Street Gangs to Presidents: InSight Crime’s Decade of Covering the Underworld

At InSight Crime’s 10th anniversary conference, presenter Robert Muggah described the primary reaction he has received when collaborating with the organization...
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Behind the Scenes of 10 Years Investigating LatAm Organized Crime

How do you track down a “ghost” in Colombia without raising suspicions, or get close enough to the elites and criminal actors themselves to document the hidden...
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Yet Another Presidential Candidate in Honduras Accused of Embezzlement

Tegucigalpa mayor Nasry “Tito” Asfura -- who has announced he will run for president in Honduras' 2021 elections -- has been named in a government investigation...
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From Sons to Ex-Wife, Corruption Scandals Plague Brazil President’s Family

The charges of embezzlement and money laundering faced by Flávio Bolsonaro may be the first severe crack in a corrupt edifice surrounding Brazil’s...
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Is Washington Taking Corruption in Guatemala Seriously Again?

In what appears to be a show of support from Washington for Guatemala’s anti-corruption fight, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the visa of Felipe...
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Latin America’s History of Dirty Cops, Ministers and Generals

There is one element that has proven vital to the operational success of international drug trafficking organizations the world over, including Latin America, it is...
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Guatemala Prosecutors Link Dirty Money to Former Minister

Prosecutors in Guatemala say they have linked a multimillion-dollar cash seizure to a high-ranking minister that served under former President Jimmy Morales,...