Latin America

Panama Papers helps recover more than $1.2 billion around the world
Douglas Dalby and Amy Wilson-Chapman · April 3, 2019

More than $1.2 billion has been publicly collected by governments around the world after the 2016 investigation, the Panama Papers.

No Longer Above The Law, The World Bank Faces Fight Of Its Life
Sasha Chavkin · March 13, 2019

Two impoverished communities, continents apart, are at the forefront of a historic fight to determine the level of immunity from lawsuits that international organizations can rely upon when development causes harm.

From the Archives: What wiped out these Central American sugarcane workers?
Razzan Nakhlawi · February 22, 2019

The cause is still a mystery but the impact of a dangerous chronic kidney disease was so overwhelming that the Nicaraguan town was rechristened the island of widows.

How a women-led news organization is holding the powerful to account in Brazil
Sasha Chavkin · February 11, 2019

Brazil’s Natalia Viana co-founded Agência Pública, a women-led investigative news outlet that focuses on human rights, gender equality and abuses of corporate and government power.

Journalist flees Nicaragua but vows to continue reporting
Sasha Chavkin · January 23, 2019

ICIJ member Carlos Fernando Chamorro has fled Nicaragua amid a series of escalating attacks against his newsroom by the Ortega regime.

Former President Charged With Money Laundering in El Salvador
Sasha Chavkin · January 14, 2019

Mauricio Funes and several associates were charged for allegedly disguising $3.5 million in bribes from a state contractor, using offshore companies uncovered as part of the Panama Papers.

From Argentina to Mexico, ICIJ’s partners reveal array of medical device issues
Sasha Chavkin · January 4, 2019

Thirty-nine Latin American journalists from 11 media outlets participated in ICIJ’s global examination of the medical device industry and its regulators.

‘Health is not always sexy for journalists. Why not?’
Will Fitzgibbon · December 18, 2018

Peru’s Fabiola Torres had a deeply personal reason to start reporting on the health industry, but it is her ‘curious’ nature that keeps her going.

How the Panama Papers spooked Colombia’s elite to own up about their wealth 
Will Fitzgibbon · November 21, 2018

There was an 800 percent spike in disclosure after the offshore secrecy investigation.

‘You need a plan A, B and C’: Lessons from Hurricane Maria
Spencer Woodman · September 13, 2018

ICIJ member Omaya Sosa Pascual and her team helped reveal Puerto Rico’s true death toll in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Now, she shares lessons on covering similar tragedies.