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A soccer referee holds a red card, signifying a player is expelled from the game
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Organized Crime a Player When it Comes to Match Fixing

A new guidebook published by the United Nations highlights the links between organized crime and match fixing in sports, and it offers suggestions for the relevant...
Juan Pedro Damiani, member of the FIFA Independent Ethics Commission
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Panama Papers Link FIFA Ethics Member, LatAm Soccer Corruption

Newly leaked documents from a Panama-based law firm connect a member of FIFA's ethics commission to three individuals facing bribery charges over deals to secure...
Soccer players moved by alleged drug traffickers
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Juarez Cartel Operator a Player in International Soccer Deals

A convicted financial operator of Mexico's Juárez Cartel is also the legal representative of a firm involved in the buying and selling of European soccer...
Galo Chiriboga Zambrano, Ecuador's Attorney General (middle)
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Ecuador Soccer Officials Accused of Money Laundering

Ecuador has announced its intent to prosecute several soccer officials on money laundering charges, the latest domino to fall after a 2015 US indictment of FIFA...
Argentina is targeting the "Barras Bravas"
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Argentina Targets ‘Barras Bravas’ Soccer Gangs

Authorities in Argentina have created a registry that reserves them the right to deny soccer fans admission into stadiums, as part of an effort to cut down on...
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El Salvador Mayor Sentenced to 13 Years For Drug Trafficking

The prosecution of an El Salvador mayor for drug trafficking is a glaring example of the lack of rigor in appointing politicians in Central America, drawing...
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InSight Crime Game Changers 2015 – The Year of Corruption and Organized Crime

Welcome to InSight Crime's Game Changers 2015, where we highlight the year's most important trends in organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. This year...
Yankel Rosenthal is one of the Honduran soccer bosses accused of criminal ties
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Why Are So Many Honduras Soccer Bosses Involved in Crime?

The recent arrest of six current and former soccer bosses in Honduras reveals how deeply crime and sports intersect in the country, at a time when corruption...
Milton Mendoza Matta
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Brother of ‘Narco Leader’ Becomes Top Guatemala Soccer Official

The brother of the alleged leader of a prominent drug trafficking organization in Guatemala has taken over as the interim president of the country's soccer...
Five current or former FIFA vice presidents from Latin America were indicted by the US
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The LatAm Soccer Officials Implicated in Latest FIFA Scandal

The US Department of Justice indicted an additional sixteen Latin American soccer officials on corruption charges, shedding more light on a complex network...
Boca Juniors fans in Buenos Aires
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Argentina to Launch Crackdown on ‘Barras Bravas’ Soccer Gangs

Argentina's incoming security secretary has called for the creation of an "elite force" targeting hardcore soccer fans known as "barras bravas," illustrating the...
Yankel Rosenthal, president of Marathon soccer club
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US Arrests Yankel Rosenthal, President of Honduras Soccer Club

United States authorities arrested Yankel Rosenthal, a former government minister and president of the Honduras soccer club Marathon, which is owned by one of...