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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

Douglas Farah

Putin está acorralado por invadir Ucrania

March 3, 2022 - Interview published by Código Vidrio

Douglas Farah interviewed by Arturo Torres on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, its consequences for Russia, and its impact on the global community with a focus on Latin America. Topics include BJCE, Ecuador, Russia, and Ukraine.

Douglas Farah interviewed by Carlos Charmorro on Confidencial YouTube channel

Douglas Farah: la resistencia de Ucrania; sanciones afectarán empresas de fachada rusas

February 28, 2022 - Video published by Confidencial

Douglas Farah interviewed by Carlos Fernando Chamorro on Confidential discussing the impact of Russian invasion of Ukraine for Latin America. Topics include BJCE, disinformation, Latin America, Nicaragua, Russia, sanctions, and Ukraine.

China’s research icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, unloads cargo on sea ice near China-built Zhongshan Station in Antarctica, December 28, 2017, beginning country’s 34th Antarctic expedition (Xinhua/Alamy Live News/Bai Guolong)

The PRC’s Changing Strategic Priorities in Latin America: From Soft Power to Sharp Power Competition

October 21, 2021 - Report published by Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at NDU

A Strategic Perspective on the PRC's increasing influence in Latin America, achieved by issuing loans, engaging in vaccine diplomacy and reshaping the information environment, commercial supply chain architecture and cyber and telecommunications systems and markets. Topics include China, Investment, media, Panama Canal, safe cities, technology, and vaccine diplomacy.

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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