Finding order amid the chaos

Supporting government and private entities in understanding, anticipating and responding to strategic threats from transnational criminal and terrorist networks in the Western Hemisphere.

IBI Consultants has decades of experience conducting investigations, training, and research in Central and South America. Using a cutting-edge research paradigm that merges granular field research with advanced open source data mining and link analysis technology, IBI can successfully identify and map transnational criminal networks and potential terrorist threats.

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Recent Media & Publications

Daniel Ortega and his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi, during Raisi's visit to Nicaragua in June 2023.

Douglas Farah: “Nicaragua can learn a lot from Iran about evading sanctions”

June 23, 2023 - Interview published by Confidencial

Douglas Farah discusses Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's visit to Latin America in June 2023, aimed at strengthening strategic alliances with Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba in opposition to the United States and its allies. Topics include Iran, Nicaragua, Ortega, and sanctions.

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Transnational Criminal Organizations: The Menacing Threat to the U.S. Homeland

June 7, 2023 - IBI Consultants

Testimony of Douglas Farah before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement and Intelligence on the issue of Transnational Criminal Organizations and the threat they pose to the Homeland. Topics include Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, China, drug trafficking, gold trafficking, MS-13, Russia, and transnational organized crime.

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The Latest @ USIP: How Russia Extends Influence in Latin America

June 7, 2023 - Video published by United States Institute of Peace

Douglas Farah discusses how Russia information operations are deployed in Latin America, the objectives of these operations, and what is most concerning about Moscow’s effort to advance its influence in Latin America. Topics include disinformation, Latin America, and Russia.

Recent Accomplishments

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Provided research that helped support the designation of corrupt actors

Support of USG inter-agency partners in mapping corruption structures tied to transnational organized crime in the Northern Triangle as part of the Biden Administration’s Central America anti-corruption policy.

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Uncovered illicit gold flows from the Maduro regime to the Arabian Peninsula

IBI field research uncovered illicit gold flows from the Maduro regime and other criminal actors from northern South America to the Arabian Peninsula, leading to USG enforcement action shutting down a fictitious gold export business moving tons of gold per year.

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Identified a money laundering hub in Nicaragua leading to sanctions and closures

IBI identified Banco Corporativo and associated entities in Nicaragua as a primary money laundering hub for the Ortega and the Maduro regimes and mapped its transnational operations. The investigation was crucial to the Treasury Department and the State Department initiating investigations that led to formally sanctioning the bank and the bank closing.

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