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.
April 10, 2023 - Policy Brief published by ICAIE
Douglas Farah’s policy brief for the International Coalition Against Illicit Markets (ICAIE), where he is a senior advisor, on emerging transnational criminal threats in Latin America. Topics include criminalized states, gangs, and transnational organized crime.
March 29, 2023 - Study published by IBI Consultants
Un estudio examinando como el gobierno de Argentina y sus aliados en provincias feudales han abierto el país para que la República Popular de China tenga acceso irrestricto a sectores estratégicos como el litio, sin transparencia o rendición de cuentas. Topics include Argentina, China, corruption, and lithium.
March 24, 2023 - Study published by IBI Consultants
This study examines how the government of Argentina has allowed the PRC to take over multiple strategic interests, including the vital lithium trade. Topics include Argentina, China, corruption, and lithium.
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.
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.
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.