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Members of US Congress Ask for Sanctions Against LatAm Elites

A bipartisan group of members of the US Congress have asked President Donald Trump to investigate and sanction six individuals who have been accused of corruption...
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Weekly InSight: Corruption, Money Laundering and Bribery at Venezuela’s PdVSA

In our August 2 Facebook Live session, Spanish Editor Ronna Rísquez spoke with Venezuelan journalist and director of media outlet El Pitazo César Batiz about...
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Colombia Ex-President Uribe Faces Preeminent Legal Battle

Colombia's former President Álvaro Uribe is facing an uncertain future after announcing his resignation from the Senate. Now his lawyers are trying to buy some...
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Corruption Networks Obstruct El Salvador Supreme Court Selection

Five judges, one-third of El Salvador’s Supreme Court, finished their nine-year term on July 15. But the selection process for their replacements has not been...
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US Charges Point to Rampant Corruption at Venezuela State Oil Company

US authorities are charging a network of Venezuelan elites and international financial actors with laundering over a billion dollars stolen from the state-owned oil...
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US State Dept to Create Central America Corruption ‘Blacklist’

On July 26, the US House and Senate approved a bill that will require the Secretary of State to share the identities of government officials in Central America’s...
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Guatemala President Uses Interior Ministry to Weaken Anti-Graft Body

The Guatemala Interior Ministry’s withdrawal of police assigned to the CICIG, its internationally-backed anti-graft body, is a likely sign that the president has...
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5 Ways To Fight Corruption in Latin America

Corruption has been solidifying its place at the top of the agenda for policymakers and citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean. Below, InSight Crime...
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Why the Cachiros Liked Working With Honduras Politicians

Authorities in the United States charged a Honduras congressman and several members of a powerful political family with drug trafficking and related weapons crimes,...
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AG Silence Could Signal Difficult Path to Justice in Guatemala

Concern has been mounting since Guatemala’s new attorney general took office two months...
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US Official Rules Out Russian Meddling in Guatemala Anti-Graft Body

Guatemala’s president has been waging a battle against the country’s international anti-graft commission, and that battle has made it to the US Congress, where...
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El Salvador Gangs Influence Local Politics in the Capital: Report

Electoral pacts between politicians of all stripes and gangs in El Salvador are no longer surprising, but a new investigation has revealed the extent of these...