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  • Paraguay Bungling Chance to Root Out Corruption in Customs
    by Chris Dalby on July 10, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Paraguay Bungling Chance to Root Out Corruption in Customs Last year, the arrest of top customs officials in Paraguay revealed a sprawling corruption network that allowed smugglers to operate with near-complete impunity. As their trial is now set to begin, it does not appear the country has learned from this experience. The post Paraguay Bungling Chance to Root Out Corruption in Customs appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Three Massacres Expose Weakness of Mexico’s ‘Catch-all’ Security Policy
    by Parker Asmann on July 9, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Three Massacres Expose Weakness of Mexico’s ‘Catch-all’ Security Policy Recent massacres in three different regions of Mexico have shown the importance of analyzing local power structures to understand the causes of violence. The post Three Massacres Expose Weakness of Mexico’s ‘Catch-all’ Security Policy appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Map Links Mexico’s Femicide Crisis, Organized Crime
    by Chris Dalby on July 8, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Map Links Mexico’s Femicide Crisis, Organized Crime Mexico’s longstanding femicide crisis has only worsened during the coronavirus lockdown, with the government coming in for severe criticism for its handling of the killings of women. According to Mexico’s National System of Public Security (Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública – SNSP), 144 femicides were registered between March and April. But one organization shows significantly different The post Map Links Mexico’s Femicide Crisis, Organized Crime appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Environmental Fines Become Flashpoint for Brazil’s Deforestation Crisis
    by Chris Dalby on July 8, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Environmental Fines Become Flashpoint for Brazil’s Deforestation Crisis The abandonment of environmental fines for illegal deforestation in Brazil is leading to a political scandal, with a cabinet minister potentially being removed from office and state governments breaking with the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro. The post Environmental Fines Become Flashpoint for Brazil’s Deforestation Crisis appeared first on InSight Crime.

  • Attack on Top Court Threatens Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala
    by Héctor Silva Ávalos on July 7, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    Attack on Top Court Threatens Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala Guatemalan congressmen and political operators -- two of whom face criminal charges -- are reportedly undermining the country's top court, prompting a US senator to warn of a constitutional crisis and repercussions for aid. The post Attack on Top Court Threatens Constitutional Crisis in Guatemala appeared first on InSight Crime.