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Weekly InSight: How Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Benefits Organized Crime

In our June 28 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Steve Dudley and Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos discussed how the "zero-tolerance"...
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El Salvador Police Convictions Fall Short in Curbing Abuses

By sentencing four police officers involved in extrajudicial executions, authorities in El Salvador may be sending a message about their willingness to address...
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Trump’s Border Policies Strengthen Organized Crime. Here’s How.

The Trump administration’s stated purpose of “zero tolerance” of illegal immigration on US borders is to lower crime rates, but research shows that the net...
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Weekly InSight: US Finances El Salvador Police Implicated in Abuses

In our May 31 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Managing Editor Josefina Salomón analyzed a recent report that...
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US Funding for Abusive El Salvador Police Casts Doubt on Vetting

A new report says that the United States funded an elite unit of El Salvador’s national police that committed egregious abuses of force including extrajudicial...
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Mexico, Deadliest Place for Media, Advances Journalist’s Murder Case

On May 15, 2017, Javier Valdez Cárdenas was walking towards his car in his hometown of Culiacán in the Pacific state of Sinaloa when gunmen pulled up beside him,...
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Impunity in Children’s Home Massacre Stains Guatemala’s Justice System

Guatemala's child protection system was shaken to the core on March 8, 2017, but nothing seems to have changed during President Jimmy Morales'...
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How Violence Could Hijack Mexico’s Presidential Elections

A spate of attacks against politicians ahead of the July presidential elections in Mexico has once again turned attention to the influence of criminal organizations...
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Mexico Journalists Face Violence From Both Officials and Crime Groups: Report

Mexico continues to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, according to a new report that highlights how corrupt government officials as...
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Colombia Social Leaders Caught in Crossfire of Battle for Pacific Coast

Social leaders in Colombia are being killed at an alarming rate following the government's signing of a peace agreement with the FARC rebel group, highlighting how...
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Arrest in Cáceres Case One Piece of Larger Corruption Network in Honduras

The recent arrest of one of the alleged intellectual authors of the murder of renowned environmental activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras is a sign of progress in...
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Berta Cáceres Murder Unveiled Network of Impunity for Honduras Elites

Honduras’ failure to resolve the murder of renowned environmental rights and indigenous activist Berta Cáceres two years on paints a dire picture of the state...