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Edgar Veytia, Nayarit's former attorney general

US Charges Mexico Prosecutor with Trafficking Drugs

United States authorities captured a Mexican state's attorney general accused of being part of a drug trafficking ring, a rare case of a prosecutor being directly...
Veracruz Governor Miguel Ángel Yunes is tasked with rebuilding the state from the ground up.

Veracruz: Report Unveils Mexico’s ‘State of Terror’

A new report says harrowing corruption and violence have transformed Mexico's Veracruz into a "state of terror," and suggests that only a compete overhaul can...
Former Guatemala President Otto Pérez Molina (left) and Vice President Roxana Baldetti

Defining a Mafia State: The Case of Guatemala

On March 2, InSight Crime held a Facebook Live session to discuss current events related to organized crime in Latin America. Our main topic was the creation of a...
Honduras’ Attorney General Óscar Fernando Chinchilla

Honduras Extraditions Expose Judicial System’s Weak Links

Honduras' Attorney General's Office has helped capture some of the country's most powerful criminals and their assets, shaking the country's underworld, but the...
Honduras Attorney General Oscar Chinchilla

The Unbearable Solitude of Honduras’ Attorney General

Honduras Attorney General Oscar Chinchilla was elected by congress in September 2013, in a controversial process driven largely by the interests of the ruling...
Supreme Court Magistrate Blanca Aída Stalling Dávila was arrested on February 8

Magistrate’s Arrest Signals Battle for Guatemala’s Judiciary

The arrest of an influential Supreme Court magistrate from the country's elite indicates that the struggle for control over Guatemala's courts rages on, as an...
2017 will see new mutations in organized crime and new challenges for governments

GameChangers 2016: Red Flags for 2017

At the end of every year, InSight Crime looks into the crystal ball and predicts what the big criminal risks are likely to be during 2017. These are what we see as...
Scene of murder of federal judge in Mexico

Mexico Judges Admit to Feeling Intimidated by Criminal Groups

Judges in Mexico have opened up about the intimidation they face from criminal groups, illustrating the importance of protective measures to shield the country's...
Bolivia’s Attorney General Ramiro Guerrero.

Dozens of Bolivia Prosecutors Dismissed for Corruption

Authorities in Bolivia say they have dismissed 60 prosecutors for corruption this year, a sign that corruption endures within the judiciary despite government...
Bolivia's prisons are extremely overcrowded

Report Highlights Overcrowding, Other Problems in Bolivia Prisons

A new report details some of the problems facing Bolivia's prison system, and examines some of the challenges policy makers have confronted in their efforts to...
Members of crime groups known as "combos" are apparently seeking negotiations with the government

Questions Arise Over Colombia Gang Members Seeking ‘Peace Advocate’ Status

The recent surrender of several gang members in Colombia is raising questions about the application of a legal reform meant to facilitate peace negotiations between...
Interior Minister Carlos Basombrío

Peru Organized Crime Reforms May Be Missing the Mark

Peru has reformed its laws pertaining to organized crime in a context of growing public concern about the issue, but it's unclear whether the changes will have a...