Latin America

Will Corruption Charges Against Brazil President Stick?

The president of Brazil, Michel Temer, has been charged in connection with an expansive anti-corruption investigation, raising questions about whether congressional agendas could serve as roadblocks to his prosecution…

This piece was co-authored with Caroline Kuritzkes. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Weekly InSight: Brazil Elites and Organized Crime, Systemic Corruption or Mafia State?

In our June 22 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Matthew Taylor, an associate professor at American University, about recent developments in a massive, unfolding corruption scandal in Brazil

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Corruption Is the ‘Operating System’ in Honduras: Report

A new report suggests that corruption in Honduras is not simply the product of malfeasance by individual actors, but rather comprises an institutionalized system that serves to benefit a tight circle of elites, mirroring other corrupt systems that have been uncovered in Latin America…

This piece was co-authored with Parker Asmann. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Weekly InSight: What the DEA Can Learn from the Honduras Debacle

In our June 8 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Mattathias Schwartz, a national security reporter for The Intercept, about a series of deadly raids that took place in 2012 in Honduras involving US law enforcement personnel…

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How Trump’s Environmental Policy Undermines LatAm Security

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from a global agreement to fight climate change hinders efforts to tackle environmental challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean, which have compounded longstanding problems related to organized crime…

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What the DEA Can Learn from the Honduras Debacle

A new US government report documents a series of missteps related to several deadly anti-drug actions in 2012 involving US law enforcement in Honduras, a strong reminder of the need to have a clear mandate, avoid improvisation and make room for oversight…

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Weekly InSight: The Trump Card, How US Policies Shifts Could Impact LatAm Security

In our May 11 Facebook Live discussion, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime’s coverage of shifting US policies toward Latin America, and how these changes could impact organized crime and security in the region…

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