Archive: Jun 2011

Bolivia Captures Drug Kingpin, Claims Rare Victory

BOLIVIA / 30 JUN 2011

Bolivian officials announced this week that they had captured the cousin of one of Colombia’s most sought after paramilitary leaders. While the arrest is a victory for counternarcotics officials in…

Salvador President Accuses Past Govts of Sponsoring Crime

EL SALVADOR / 30 JUN 2011

The president of El Salvador has accused the country’s previous governments of sponsoring organized crime, and said that an internal investigation had uncovered links between the country’s military police and…

‘FARC’ Attack Kills Colombia Police Major

COLOMBIA / 30 JUN 2011

An ambush by alleged FARC guerrillas in northern Colombia killed a senior police officer and injured five people.

US Blacklists Venezuela in Human Trafficking Report

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 30 JUN 2011

A new report by the U.S. government criticizes Venezuela for failing to enforce existing anti-human trafficking laws. But it's worth noting that poverty and unemployment may be contributing to the…

El Salvador Police Boss Seeks Return after ‘Drug Ties’

EL SALVADOR / 30 JUN 2011

A former head of El Salvador’s anti-drug police has asked to be reinstated to the force after a two year suspension, following an investigation into his alleged drug ties.

UN Report Fails to Question Assumptions of War on Drugs

30 JUN 2011

The annual United Nations' World Drug Report is a useful document for identifying broad trends in the war on drugs. It is even more useful as an example of why…

Are Mexico Cartels Targeting US Border Officials?

US/MEXICO BORDER / 29 JUN 2011

Reports suggest that assaults on U.S. officials on the Mexico border are on the rise, as desperate traffickers are increasingly prepared to confront law enforcement agents head on. However, a…

Brazil, Paraguay Agree to Join Forces Against Organized Crime

BRAZIL / 29 JUN 2011

The governments of Brazil and Paraguay have signed an agreement which will see the neighboring nations co-operate more closely to combat organized crime.

Captured FARC Guerrilla Linked to Sinaloa Cartel

ECUADOR / 29 JUN 2011

An alleged leader of the FARC guerrilla group, arrested in Ecuador on Monday, was an important link between the rebels and Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, according to Colombian authorities.

Familia Claim Split with ‘El Chango’ Over Zetas Alliance

LA FAMILIA MICHOACANA / 29 JUN 2011

With a series of public banners posted around the Mexican state of Michoacan, the Familia drug gang has sought to distance itself from recently arrested boss Jose de Jesus…

Mexico Finds Giant Underground Drug Lab

MEXICO / 29 JUN 2011

The Mexican army discovered the most sophisticated illegal drug laboratory ever found in the country, located in the western state of Sinaloa.

Cocaine Seizure, Murder Surge in US Caribbean

CARIBBEAN / 29 JUN 2011

Authorities seized more than half a ton of cocaine from a house on the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas, while Puerto Rico authorities reported a surge in murders related…

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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. …