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Even With ‘El Chapo’ Away, Sinaloa Cartel Remains Mexico’s Top Crime Group

The upcoming trial of Mexico’s former top drug kingpin El Chapo in the United States is being hailed as a major win in the fight against organized crime, but has...
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Can Brazil’s Bolsonaro Deliver on Crime, Corruption Promises?

Brazil's presidential election resulted in the victory of far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro, who has promised to crush rampant crime and corruption with an iron...
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Canada Marijuana Legalization Puts Spotlight on LatAm Drug Policy

Recreational marijuana in Canada is now officially legal, and while the decision is unlikely have a significant impact on Latin America’s black market, it could...
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El Salvador’s Jailed Gang Mediator: ‘I feel defrauded’

The former leftist guerrilla and ex-congressman Raúl Mijango is jailed and facing 20 years in prison for extortion -- one of two crimes derived from his role in...
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Notebooks and Plea Deals: New Weapons Against Corruption in Argentina?

The recent indictment of a former president as part of a larger anti-corruption investigation is the latest in a series of cases targeting Argentina's elites, but...
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InSight Crime Podcast | The Presidents’ Judge

If you ever met the Colombian judge Ivan Velasquez, you would not think he is the giant-slayer that he...
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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...
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The CICIG Head’s Rocky Road Out of Guatemala: A Timeline

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales' decision not to renew the mandate of the United Nations-backed International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (Comisión...
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InSight Crime’s Person of Interest Podcast: Guatemala’s Political Fixer

In our inaugural podcast, we look at Guatemala's putrid campaign finance system through the story of Obdulio Solórzano, a political fixer for the UNE party who...
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Colombia President Duque’s 5 ‘Hot Potatoes’

Colombia's new President Iván Duque took office August 7 where he will have to face down an ever-evolving...
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3 Big Questions About Mexico Security Policy Under AMLO

Voters in Mexico elected a new president who has promised to clean up a graft-ridden government and move the country away from a deeply entrenched militarized...