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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.

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.

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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Is Gang War in Brazil Behind Recent Violence in Paraguay?

A recent spate of violence on the border between Brazil and Paraguay suggests a battle for control of drug trafficking routes in the area, but it remains unclear whether the killings are related to a wider gang war that has roiled Brazil in recent months…

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Killing on Brazil-Paraguay Border Is Latest Sign of Narco War

The murder of a convicted drug kingpin’s brother on the border between Brazil and Paraguay is the latest indication of an ongoing battle for control of lucrative drug trafficking routes in the area, which is well known for violence and corruption linked to the narcotics trade…

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Brazil Corruption Investigations to Target More Top Politicians: Reports

Hundreds of new corruption investigations could stem from testimony provided by executives of Brazil‘s biggest construction firm, media reports suggest, raising questions about the potential impact of the South American country’s long-running and expansive anti-graft drive…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime.