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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U.S. Government & Corporate Clients

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Recent Media & Publications

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Countering the New Autocrat’s Manual

January 6, 2023 - Report published by Global Americans

Our recommendations for a viable U.S. strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean in response to the infiltration of Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) in governments across the political spectrum and a resulting trend towards authoritarianism in the region. Topics include Latin America, and transnational organized crime.

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Dangerous Alliances: Russia’s Strategic Inroads in Latin America

December 21, 2022 - Report published by Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at NDU

Our report on Russia's broad pursuit of strategic interests in Latin America aimed at attacking U.S. strategic interests through disinformation, front groups, sale of sophisticated surveillance equipment, and access to the protection of Bolivarian regimes. Topics include disinformation, Nicaragua, Russia, and Strategic Threats.

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Case Study In Transnational Criminal Convergence: Santiago del Estero, Argentina

November 30, 2022 - Report published by IBI Consultants

Study on an impoverished Argentinian province full of contradictions, intrigue, and unexplained cash flows that fuel one of the most powerful and sophisticated political machines in the country. Topics include Argentina, drug trafficking, and organized crime.

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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