InSight Crime

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:51
A new poll shows that recent corruption scandals in Guatemala appear to have damaged the credibility of the country's armed forces and political elites, while an internationally supported anti-corruption commission has become the country's most-trusted institution.
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:25
Authorities across Central America have dismantled a migrant smuggling network that spanned from Brazil to Mexico, a remarkable sting operation that comes amid heightened US concerns of potential terrorists using these networks to illegally enter the United States.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:33
The recently announced concentration zones where FARC guerrillas will gather upon the signing of a peace agreement with Colombia's government provide the two sides an opportunity to prevent the continuation of violence and illegal activity in these areas.
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 07:14
The number of homicides in May reached levels unseen during the administration of Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, and the fact that they are more widespread makes the trend increasingly difficult for authorities to reverse.
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 07:00
Members of a commission established to purge Honduras’ National Police reported receiving increased death threats just hours after three police generals were kicked off the force on the commission’s recommendation.
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 06:55
A formidable combination of weak state institutions, powerful economic elites and high-level corruption has kept tax rates exceedingly low for Guatemala's wealthy, depriving the government of the resources needed to combat crime and reduce impunity.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:53
The FARC’s pledge to end its war to overthrow the Colombian state is a huge step forward in reducing the country's violence. But an end to the five-decade old civil conflict is still far off. Here are eight reasons why, even should the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) disarm and demobilize today, the civil conflict will continue.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 07:08
News out of Guatemala over the past year has been filled with details regarding various investigations into high-level corruption. InSight Crime breaks down the often overwhelming and confusing stream of information to offer a condensed briefing of the most high-profile cases.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 07:19
A two-month old police reform commission in Honduras has already made significant progress toward cleaning up the country's notoriously troubled law enforcement institutions, commission members say.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 07:15
Former DEA agent in El Salvador Danny Dalton doesn't mince words: Central America's drug trafficking organizations would not be so well developed without the help of corrupt local authorities that have been tolerated by US governments.

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