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Weekly Insight: The Urbina Soto Family Fiefdom in Honduras

Weekly Insight: The Urbina Soto Family Fiefdom in Honduras

In our October 19 Facebook Live session, Co-director Steven Dudley and Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello spoke about InSight Crime's new investigation into the Urbina Soto family in Honduras, and their criminal legacy. The investigation details how members of this powerful clan came to dominate the department of Yoro, and run criminal enterprises ranging from illegal logging to moving drug shipments north. Their political tentacles reached to the highest levels of government, and they also held a tight rein on local police and judicial matters in the area. Watch the full conversation below:

Mexico AG Resigns Amid Growing Pressure to Tackle Widespread Graft

Mexico AG Resigns Amid Growing Pressure to Tackle Widespread Graft

Mexico's top prosecutor has stepped down less than a year after taking office amid growing pressure to tackle widespread corruption. The resignation serves as another example of civil society's influence in fighting graft in the region, but it also raises questions about whether his successor can make a difference.

US Sanctions Loom as Battle Over Guatemala Anti-Graft Efforts Continues

US Sanctions Loom as Battle Over Guatemala Anti-Graft Efforts Continues

Members of the US Congress have called for sanctions to be implemented against individuals involved in acts of corruption in Guatemala, where a long-running battle over the country's anti-graft efforts continues to play out.

'Organized Crime Permeates Society' in Honduras: Presidential Advisor

'Organized Crime Permeates Society' in Honduras: Presidential Advisor

While Honduran drug traffickers testify in US courts about their ties with the country's political class, a presidential advisor in Honduras has no qualms about saying that the links between criminals and candidates encompass all political parties.

El Salvador Fugitive Tycoon Hiding Out in Switzerland: Report

El Salvador Fugitive Tycoon Hiding Out in Switzerland: Report

A journalistic investigation has revealed that Enrique Rais, a fugitive from corruption charges in El Salvador who is also reportedly the subject of a US investigation, has been living in a luxurious hideout in Switzerland, showcasing how Salvadoran elites are able to use their influence to evade justice.

Special interest groups have co-opted Guatemala's justice system and blocked the efforts of those trying to clean things up. InSight Crime investigates the backroom players who are pulling strings in favor of these elites.