Archive: Feb 2011

Sinaloa Cartel Operatives Arrested in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA / 28 FEB 2011

As Mexico’s cartels continue to spread their influence in the region, even Costa Rica - which has a reputation as one of the most stable countries in Central America -…

Former Bolivian Drug Czar Arrested in Panama

BOLIVIA / 28 FEB 2011

After the arrest of Bolivia's former top narcotics czar Thursday in Panama, accused of running a drug-trafficking ring, attention is again focused on how deep is police and military involvement…

RawFeed: State Dept Traces Narco Grenades

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 28 FEB 2011

Retailers in the U.S. are a major source of weapons for Mexican drug trafficking organizations, but many of their armaments are from military sources.

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Guatemala Profile

GUATEMALA / 28 FEB 2011

Guatemala's criminal organizations are among the most sophisticated and dangerous in Central America. Some of them have been in operation for decades. They include former members of the military, intelligence…

Brazil’s Justice Ministry: Map of Violence Against Youth

BRAZIL / 25 FEB 2011

A report (pdf) by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice informs how murder amongst young people has increased to levels never seen before. This Map of Violence offers detailed…

Guatemala Seeks to Curb Crimes Committed from Jails

BARRIO 18 / 25 FEB 2011

The Guatemalan Public Ministry and the National Police say they have identified five major leaders of the Barrio 18 (M-18)  gang currently held at the maximum security prison, and who…

Juarez Activists Killed; 450 Arrested in US Drug Sweep

MEXICO / 25 FEB 2011

  In Juarez, police found the bodies of three family members related to human rights activist Josefina Reyes, killed by unidentified gunmen in January 2010. Cronica reports that Reyes'…

RawFeed: Favela Life, Before and After Police Takeover

BRAZIL / 25 FEB 2011

As the Rio de Janeiro security forces continue moving community policing units into slums long controlled by criminal gangs, InSight brings an on-the-ground view about what the "pacification" process looks…

InSight: Counting the Dead in Arizona Gunrunning Case

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 25 FEB 2011

The internal divisions caused by the recent death of a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the hands of suspected Mexican criminal gang members using U.S.-bought assault rifles are…

Mexican National Commission on Human Rights: Special Report on Immigrant Kidnapping in Mexico

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 25 FEB 2011

A report by Mexico's National Commission on Human Rights (Comision Nacional de Derechos Humanos –CNDH) points to an increase in immigrant kidnapping in the country. At least 11,333 immigrants…

Attack on Prison Official Reveals Holes in Honduran Penitentiaries

HONDURAS / 24 FEB 2011

This month’s attack on the head of the Honduran prison system has raised the important question: Does the government have any control over its penitentiaries?…

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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. …