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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the...
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Mexico Facing Predictable Bloody Fallout After El Marro’s Arrest

Months after the arrest of one of Mexico's most wanted criminals, violence continues to spiral out of control in the country's deadliest state, as the bloody...
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Bolivia’s New President Faces Complex Drug Scenario

The newly sworn-in president of Bolivia, Luis Arce, will face a number of pressing security challenges as he works to bring stability back to the country -- but...
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Pirates of the Lake – Gangs Prey on Venezuelan Fishermen

Fisherman are denouncing increased piracy around Lake Valencia in northern Venezuela, which is weakening one of the last productive industries in the...
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Stealing an Entire Dinosaur – Thieves Loot Brazil’s Precious Fossils

The discovery of a fossil trafficking network in Brazil’s northeastern state of Ceará has shone a spotlight on a little-noticed but thriving, decades-old illegal...
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Colombia Continues to Bungle Assets Seized from Drug Traffickers

The discovery of a new corruption case linked to the handling of seized criminal assets in Colombia exposes the shortcomings of an institutional model that has not...
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Brazilian Bank Slapped With Record Money Laundering Fine in Paraguay

Paraguayan authorities have announced historic sanctions against a major Brazilian bank in the latest case of Latin American governments cracking down on financial...
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Yet Another Presidential Candidate in Honduras Accused of Embezzlement

Tegucigalpa mayor Nasry “Tito” Asfura -- who has announced he will run for president in Honduras' 2021 elections -- has been named in a government investigation...
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Chinese Fishing Fleet Leaves Ecuador, Chile, Peru Scrambling to Respond

A new report suggests the Chinese fishing fleet that mass trawled just off Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands in recent months crossed the maritime boundary to fish...
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From Sons to Ex-Wife, Corruption Scandals Plague Brazil President’s Family

The charges of embezzlement and money laundering faced by Flávio Bolsonaro may be the first severe crack in a corrupt edifice surrounding Brazil’s...
A cocaine laboratory in Honduras
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Honduras Proves Fertile Ground for Coca

Authorities in Honduras have destroyed more than 100 acres of coca crops this year, showing that criminal groups continue to use the country...
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How President Donald Trump Has Impacted Organized Crime in Latin America

When it comes to combating organized crime and drug trafficking, US President Donald Trump has chosen to strongarm his Latin American counterparts rather than...