Latin America

‘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.

CDC launches industry-funded study of mystery kidney ailment
Sasha Chavkin · February 12, 2014

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is organizing three industry-backed studies of a deadly kidney disease that is afflicting agricultural workers in Central America.

‘The biggest criminals write laws that make their crimes legal’
Giannina Segnini · November 27, 2013

Giannina Segnini, the director of the investigative team at La Nacion newspaper in Costa Rica, describes her approach to the investigation that put two former Costa Rican presidents behind bars.

Money, research target mystery kidney disease in Americas
Sasha Chavkin · October 11, 2013

In a reversal of its position two years ago, the Pan American Health Organization formally recognized a mysterious form of kidney disease as a major public health threat and pledged $1.7 million to combat it.

‘The drug trade is the biggest threat we have ever had’
Mónica González · October 8, 2013

The director of the Chilean investigative news organization CIPER describes her approach to telling stories that make a difference, and outlines the obstacles confronting investigative journalists in Latin America.