corruption

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.

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Weekly InSight: Special Investigation of Gangs and Municipal Power in Apopa, El Salvador

In our November 2 Facebook Live session, senior investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime’s new investigation of the criminal ties of José Elías Hernández, the former mayor of Apopa, El Salvador

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Weekly InSight: Guatemala Mayor ‘Tres Kiebres’ – The Art of Being ‘3 Times Broken’

In our October 11 Facebook Live session, co-director Steven Dudley and senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke about InSight Crime’s new investigation of the complicated criminal ties of the mayor of Ipala, Guatemala — Esduin Javier Javier, also known as “Tres Kiebres.”

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Latin Americans Say Corruption Worsening, But They Can Fight It

A new analysis paints a dark portrait of corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean. A majority of citizens say the problem is getting worse and governments are failing to address it. However, the study also shows that citizens throughout the region remain confident in their ability to make a difference in the fight against graft…

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Weekly InSight: An Open Discussion on Crime and Corruption in Latin America

In our September 21 Facebook Live Session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed some of our viewers’ questions concerning the most pressing crime and corruption issues in Latin America…

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Brazil President Faces New Criminal Charges Related to Graft Scheme

The first sitting president in the history of Brazil to face criminal charges has been indicted once again, this time for allegedly obstructing justice and leading a criminal organization. Congress blocked the first set of charges from advancing. Will it protect the president a second time?

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Brazil Police Map Corruption ‘Gang,’ Arrows Point to President Temer

Brazil’s federal police have created a diagram to illustrate their conception of the leadership structure of a “gang” of politicians accused of involvement in a massive graft scheme. And they put the country’s president at the center of the alleged criminal organization…

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