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In Berta Cáceres Murder Trial in Honduras, Prosecutors Will Fall Short*

The murder trial of environmental activist Berta Cáceres in Honduras could open a small window into the nexus between criminal networks and elites, but will more...
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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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Security Crisis Stains Peña Nieto’s Legacy in Mexico

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto’s final report on the state of the country showed that the security crisis will be one of his darkest legacies and one of the...
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Are Mexico President-Elect’s Security Proposals Wishful Thinking?

Mexico President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador has set himself the task of shifting the country’s heavy-handed, militarized security policies against...
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LatAm Deadliest Region for Environmental Defenders: Report

A new report says that the majority of killings of land and environmental leaders last year took place in Latin America, underscoring how shifting organized crime...
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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'...