Archive: Nov 2010

Mexico 5th Worst In Latin America For Human Trafficking

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 30 NOV 2010

Nearly one million 200 thousand people are victims of human trafficking in Mexico, making the number of victims in the country the fifth largest in Latin America, reports the Mexican…

Female Police Chief Killed in Chihuahua

MEXICO / 30 NOV 2010

The police chief of Meoqui, a small town in central Chihuahua, was killed on Monday by armed men who intercepted her just five minutes after leaving her home.

InSight Map: Mass Graves in Mexico

INFOGRAPHICS / 30 NOV 2010

InSight Crime maps where Mexican authorities have found mass graves in Mexico since the beginning of 2010. …

Dramatic Rise in Police Deaths in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 30 NOV 2010

According to Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, 240 police have been killed in the line of duty so far this year.

Mass Grave Found in Chihuahua

JUAREZ CARTEL / 30 NOV 2010

Mexican authorities have found at least 18 bodies in a mass grave in the state of Chihuahua.

Angel de Jesus Pacheco Chanci, alias ‘Sebastian’

COLOMBIA PERSONALITIES / 2017-03-09 23:50:47

Angel de Jesus Pacheco Chanci, alias "Sebastian," is generally recognized as being responsible for a great deal of the mayhem that afflicted northeast Antioquia, Colombia throughout 2009…

Rafael Alvarez Piñeda, alias ‘Chepe’

COLOMBIA PERSONALITIES / 2016-11-07 21:08:28

A member of Colombia’s AUC, Rafael Alvarez Piñeda, alias "Chepe," demobilized in 2006, going on to lead the paramilitary successor group the Paisas, but later switched sides…

Cesar Augusto Torres Lujan, alias ‘Mono Vides’

COLOMBIA PERSONALITIES / 2017-03-09 23:52:15

A former fighter in the paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), Cesar Augusto Torres Lujan, alias "Mono Vides," was a commander for the Paisas in Antioquia province. He died…

Dairo Antonio Úsuga, alias ‘Otoniel’

COLOMBIA MAFIA / MARCH 14, 2018

Dairo Antonio Úsuga, alias “Otoniel,” is the head of Colombia’s most powerful criminal group, the Urabeños, and the country’s most wanted man. But his grip on power is slipping as…

Juan de Dios Úsuga, alias ‘Giovanni’

COLOMBIA PERSONALITIES / 2017-03-09 23:54:35

Juan de Dios Usuga, alias "Giovanni," headed the Urabeños' military wing while the group was under the command of Daniel Rendon Herrera, alias "Don Mario."…

Urabeños

URABEÑOS / 29 NOV 2010

The Urabeños, also known as the Gaitanista Self-Defense Forces, are one of the most ambitious, ruthless and aggressively expansionist of Colombia's drug trafficking organizations. One of a number of groups…

‘Coyotes’ Feed on Migrant Workers

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 NOV 2010

A report in the Mexican daily El Informador details the plight of Central American migrants on their way northward in pursuit of the "American dream."  In order to…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

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InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …