Latin America

News drones reveal big companies are draining water supplies in Peru, Colombia
Sasha Chavkin · June 4, 2018

Investigative reporters in Peru and Colombia used drones as part of their cross-border collaboration to unearth the truth about water use in the area.

Panama Papers figure added to FBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted
Martha M. Hamilton · May 1, 2018

Rafael Caro Quintero, the one-time head of the Guadalajara drug cartel in Mexico, has been added to the FBI’s most wanted fugitives.

Dominican Republic journalist faces murder mastermind threats
Fergus Shiel · April 11, 2018

Investigative journalist Alicia Ortega Hasbun has been threatened by an inmate sharing a jail cell with an alleged drug lord convicted this week as the mastermind in the murder of another journalist.

Paradise Papers project 'a moment of peace' for journalists hit by quake
Sasha Chavkin · April 9, 2018

The 2017 disaster upended their newsrooms and their lives, but the team buckled down to complete the investigation.

‘I am still in shock’: Journalists flee Venezuela to publish ongoing investigation, amid legal threats
Sasha Chavkin · February 9, 2018

ICIJ members and colleagues forced to leave home after revealing questionable dealings in a government food program.

Through death threats and scare tactics, Honduran reporter ‘perseveres’
Sasha Chavkin · February 6, 2018

It’s not easy being a journalist in Honduras, where you can be captured by hooded men and face political pressure. But for ICIJ member Lourdes Ramirez that’s why she became a reporter in the first place.

The offshore connections of Latin American leaders revealed
Sasha Chavkin and Emilia Díaz-Struck · November 21, 2017

Current and former presidents, ministers and business leaders are among the prominent citizens whose business dealings in tax and secrecy havens have been uncovered.

Bolivia's offshore connections revealed
Emilia Díaz-Struck · October 29, 2017

A new Panama Papers investigation has exposed connections between Bolivia and 127 offshore companies mainly registered in Panama and the British Virgin Islands.…

Venezuela and Panama To Launch Joint Panama Papers Investigation
Simon Bouvier · June 29, 2016

The joint investigation will be the “first of its kind,” and Venezuela’s attorney general has hinted at a long list of suspects.

Panama Police Raid Mossack Fonseca As Global Fallout Continues
Martha M. Hamilton and Emilia Díaz-Struck · April 13, 2016

The search of Mossack Fonseca’s Panama headquarters comes after a number of raids and official action taken in response to the Panama Papers revelations.