Archive: Dec 2010

ERPAC Hierarchy Points to No Clear Successor

CARACHO / 31 DEC 2010

A chart (pdf) released by Colombian Police identifies the remaining levels of the drug-smuggling group the Popular Revolutionary Antiterrorist Army of Colombia (RPAC). …

Police Operation Against Cuchillo

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

This video from the Colombian National Police shows operation codenamed "Diamond," which was designed to kill or capture Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo."…

2010 Trends and Stories About Organized Crime in the Americas

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

The year 2010 saw a series of major successes in the governments' attempts to fight organized crime. From Mexico to Colombia, several top level criminals were captured or downed in…

6 Tons of Cocaine Seized in Buenaventura, Colombia

COLOMBIA / 30 DEC 2010

Authorities have seized 6.4 tons of drugs in Colombia's Pacific port of Buenaventura, the largest seizure of 2010. Police stated the cocaine is the property of Daniel Barrera, alias "…

Who Will Take Over the ERPAC without ‘Cuchillo’?

COLOMBIA / 29 DEC 2010

With the death of Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo," and the arrest of his number two, Harold Humberto Rojas, alias "Loco Harold," the Popular Revolutionary Antiterrorist Army…

Colombian Police: ‘Cuchillo’ is Dead

COLOMBIA / 29 DEC 2010

Colombia's Police say they have killed one of Colombia’s top drug traffickers, Pedro Guerrero Castillo, alias "Cuchillo," or "Knife," in a shootout in the eastern province of Meta.

The Battle for Guatemala’s Heart Has Begun

GUATEMALA / 28 DEC 2010

It's appropriate that Alta Verapaz, the province where the Guatemalan government has decided to start its fight against organized crime, is in the heart of the country, because the battle…

Message from Zetas to Guatemala’s President

GUATEMALA / 28 DEC 2010

The following is a message allegedly from the Zetas criminal organization, played by the local radio station La Buena in Coban, the capital of the beseiged province…

WikiLeaks: A Gulf Cartel Attack; a Zetas’ Retreat

EL COSS / 27 DEC 2010

One of the most closely watched battles of 2010 was between the Zetas criminal syndicate and their former masters, the Gulf Cartel. The Zetas and the Gulf Cartel…

Another Prison Scandal in Colombia as Woman Found in Capo’s Cell

COLOMBIA / 27 DEC 2010

Colombia's prison authorities faced more questions after a woman was found in the jail cell of an ex-paramilitary leader in the high security wing of a Bogota prison.

FARC E-mails About Kidnapping

COLOMBIA / 24 DEC 2010

This week, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos released several emails from a slain guerrilla commander that mention the intentions of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to…

FARC Planned Kidnappings Throughout Latin America

COLOMBIA / 24 DEC 2010

Emails mined from a computer of a slain leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) show the guerrillas intended to kidnap businessmen in various parts of…

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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. …