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In El Salvador, Bukele’s CICIES Only Seems to Exist on Paper

El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele is launching a commission to crack down on cases of corruption and impunity among the country’s political and economic elite,...
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High Insecurity, Low Reporting of Crimes: Mexico’s Toxic Combo

The reticence of victims to report a crime in Mexico, documented in a recent survey, has shone a light on historical levels of mistrust in the country's...
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5 Takeaways from CICIG, Guatemala’s Anti-Corruption Experiment

After 12 years, the mandate of a widely heralded international anti-corruption commission has come to an end in Guatemala, but in its absence, serious questions...
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Guatemala Impunity Report Shows Limits of Anti-Graft Body

The impunity rate in Guatemala increased last year even amid high-profile prosecutions by a heralded anti-graft body, laying clear the limitations of...
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Peru’s Crusade Against Corruption Faces Severe Uphill Struggle

With four former presidents embroiled in corruption scandals, Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra described 2019 as the year of the fight against corruption and...
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Is Anti-Graft Body CICIG Behind Guatemala Homicides Drop?

A recent report argues that the anti-graft body CICIG directly contributed to a drop in killings in Guatemala. But this analysis might be overly simplistic and...
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For Informant, a Treacherous Road to Justice in El Salvador

Even under the best of circumstances, there are few incentives to become a cooperating witness in an extortion case in El Salvador. And, as one witness has found...
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Venezuela Institutional Weaknesses Facilitate Cocaine Trafficking: Report

A new study from Transparency Venezuela says that the country’s weak criminal justice system, made worse by the government’s cooptation of public institutions,...
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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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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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Guatemala President Announces End of CICIG’s Mandate

In a bold move that may further stoke tension in his Central American nation, Guatemala President Jimmy Morales has announced that he will not renew the mandate for...
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Peru’s Judicial Corruption Scandal, Explained

Peru's entire judicial apparatus is in chaos following the leak of audio recordings that appear to show powerful officials engaged in various influence peddling and...