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It was August 31, 1993, and the sun was shining when eight men entered a makeshift soccer pitch in... ReadLeer
/ Brazil

PCC Investigation: Introduction and Major Findings

As part of his work in human rights, transitional justice and prison reform, Michael Reed has been... ReadLeer
/ Chile

What are the Signs a Latin American Prison Is Working or Not?

Netflix’s “Tiger King” fixated our gaze on the outlandish antics of Exotic Joe, but if you... ReadLeer
/ Environmental Crime

3 Reasons Why US is Epicenter for Big Cat Breeding, Trading

A judge lowered the sentence of a convicted Guatemalan drug trafficker in a US court on February... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

A Guatemala Drug Trafficking Chapter Ends in the US

Even under the best of circumstances, there are few incentives to become a cooperating witness in... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

For Informant, a Treacherous Road to Justice in El Salvador

The former leftist guerrilla and ex-congressman Raúl Mijango is jailed and facing 20 years in... ReadLeer
/ Barrio 18

El Salvador’s Jailed Gang Mediator: ‘I feel defrauded’

In this week's podcast, we finish our series on illegal campaign financing in Guatemala, focusing... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

InSight Crime Podcast: The Good Student

In our podcast this week, we return to Guatemala for the second of three stories on illicit... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

InSight Crime Podcast: The ‘Car Thief’

In our inaugural podcast, we look at Guatemala's putrid campaign finance system through the story... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

InSight Crime’s Person of Interest Podcast: Guatemala’s Political Fixer

A new report says that the OAS-backed international judicial mission in Honduras has survived, even... ReadLeer
/ Elites and Organized Crime

How Honduras’ MACCIH Loses, Even When It Wins

Photographer Carlos Villalon has captured the cocaine trade, the most infamous value chain on the... ReadLeer
/ Coca

Coca, Cocaine and Guerrillas: Capturing the ‘Lost War’

Former Guatemala dictator and legislator Efraín Ríos Montt is dead, but he left behind a... ReadLeer
/ CIACS

How Ríos Montt Won the War in Guatemala