Weekly InSight: Organized Crime Influence in Upcoming El Salvador Election

In our February 22 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed the criminal infiltration of El Salvador’s politics ahead of legislative and municipal elections scheduled for March 4…

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Weekly InSight: Behind the Scenes of Our Investigation of MS13 in the Americas

In our February 15 Facebook Live session, Co-Director Steven Dudley, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa took a behind-the-scenes look at a groundbreaking new investigation of the MS13 by InSight Crime and American University’s Center for Latin American & Latino Studies…

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Weekly InSight: Preview of InSight Crime’s Investigation of MS13 in the Americas

In our February 8 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed the release of a major, groundbreaking investigation by InSight Crime that delves into the much-feared, yet little-understood MS13 gang…

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Weekly InSight: GameChangers in Latin America Organized Crime in 2017

In our January 25 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime Co-Director Jeremy McDermott and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed our annual GameChangers series, covering the most important recent trends in organized crime in Latin America…

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Political Manipulation Could Taint Selection of Guatemala’s Next Attorney General

A process to select members of a commission that will help choose Guatemala’s next attorney general is about to begin. But recent reports and past history suggest powerful elites have already been maneuvering to shape the commission’s composition and recommendations in an effort to thwart a years-long anti-graft drive by the top prosecutor’s office…

This piece was co-authored with Tristan Clavel, with assistance from Josefina Salomón. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

GameChangers 2017: Government and Gangs Battle for Brazil

A new war between Brazil’s two biggest crime groups has contributed to escalating violence across the country, which authorities are struggling to contain due to flawed crime control policies as well as ongoing political and economic uncertainty…

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GameChangers 2017: Trump Stumbles on Latin America Security

President Donald Trump’s approach to US security policy in Latin America has flailed during his first year in office, with his administration alienating key international allies, backing flawed anti-crime strategies throughout the region, and pursuing counterproductive domestic policies…

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