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  • Documents Reveal Attempts to Curb Guatemala's Anti-Corruption Unit
    by Alex Papadovassilakis on August 5, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Documents Reveal Attempts to Curb Guatemala's Anti-Corruption Unit Before the firing of Juan Francisco Sandoval, Guatemala’s top anti-corruption prosecutor, Attorney General Consuelo Porras pressured him to curtail investigations while his unit probed accusations of corruption in Porras' office. The post Documents Reveal Attempts to Curb Guatemala's Anti-Corruption Unit appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • El Salvador Mayors Cash in on Migrant Smuggling
    by Alex Papadovassilakis on August 5, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    El Salvador Mayors Cash in on Migrant Smuggling In two separate cases in El Salvador, mayors are accused of heading migrant smuggling rings, a crime that, like drug trafficking, local officials in border regions are well positioned to facilitate. Former mayor José Narciso Ramírez Ventura appeared before a judge August 2 to face charges that he led a ring that smuggled Central American The post El Salvador Mayors Cash in on Migrant Smuggling appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Extermination Sites - The New Depths of Mexico's Disappearance Crisis
    by Victoria Dittmar on August 4, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Extermination Sites - The New Depths of Mexico's Disappearance Crisis Families combing for clues about their vanished loved ones at recently discovered extermination sites in northern Mexico have turned to local cartel leaders for help - revealing their desperation to find any trace of the disappeared amid masses of incinerated bones. The post Extermination Sites - The New Depths of Mexico's Disappearance Crisis appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • 3 Takeaways from Jovenel Moïse’s Murder Investigation in Haiti
    by Parker Asmann on August 3, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    3 Takeaways from Jovenel Moïse’s Murder Investigation in Haiti Nearly a month after the midnight assassination of former Haiti President Jovenel Moïse, many of the details about the murder plot remain murky despite scores of arrests. The post 3 Takeaways from Jovenel Moïse’s Murder Investigation in Haiti appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • A Blend of Family and Politics in Guatemala's Cocaine Trade
    by Alex Papadovassilakis on August 3, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    A Blend of Family and Politics in Guatemala's Cocaine Trade An anti-narcotics operation in western Guatemala has shed further light on how families involved in local politics can play a pivotal role in the regional cocaine trade. The post A Blend of Family and Politics in Guatemala's Cocaine Trade appeared first on InSight Crime.