Archive: Jul 2011

Mexico Seizes 3,500 Cartridges at Juarez Border Crossing

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 30 JUL 2011

Customs authorities at the border crossing from the Texas into Mexico, at Ciudad Juarez, found some 3,500 cartridges of ammunition concealed on a bus.

New Gang Targets Zetas on Mexico Gulf Coast

JALISCO CARTEL / 29 JUL 2011

An emerging criminal group, calling itself the "Zeta Killers," has announced its formation, promising to rid the Mexican state of Veracruz of the Zetas drug gang.

FARC Release Oilworker Kidnapped in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 29 JUL 2011

An oil field worker, held hostage by Colombian guerrillas for five months, was reportedly released near the Venezuela border.

Colombia: Photos Show Meeting of ELN Rebel Leaders

COLOMBIA / 29 JUL 2011

The seizure of photos and files from the ELN, Colombia's second biggest guerrilla group, offers a glimpse of the workings of the rebel organization, often overshadowed by the rival FARC.

Human Rights Group Highlights Mexico’s Trafficking Centers

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 29 JUL 2011

Mexico’s foremost human rights group has released a new report on human trafficking, naming close to half of the states and a handful of major cities as…

Money Laundering Makes Up 3% Colombia GDP

COLOMBIA / 29 JUL 2011

The amount of money laundered in Colombia each year has risen to eight billion dollars, more than three percent of the country's GDP, according to officials.

The Man who Could Be Guatemala’s Next President Talks Crime

GUATEMALA / 29 JUL 2011

Plaza Publica interviews Otto Perez Molina, the front-runner in the upcoming presidential elections in Guatemala, would be the country's first military president since the return of democracy in 1986.

Mexico, Guatemala Agree to Up Security Cooperation

GUATEMALA / 28 JUL 2011

The presidents of Mexico and Guatemala have agreed to increase cooperation to strengthen border security and combat transnational organized crime, and to improve the security of migrants in…

Bolivia Govt to Buy Up Excess Coca Crops

BOLIVIA / 28 JUL 2011

Bolivia's government has announced plans to purchase excess coca that is legally produced, in order to prevent the plant falling into the hands of cocaine producers.

Brazil Police Seize 18,000 Ecstasy Pills

BRAZIL / 28 JUL 2011

Federal Police found 18,000 ecstasy tablets in north Brazil, in the country's largest synthetic drug seizeure so far this year, according to O Globo newspaper.

Sinister Details Emerge of Mexico Jail Massacre

MEXICO / 28 JUL 2011

As Mexican authorities investigate the murder of 17 inmates in a Juarez jail, video footage from the scene has painted a picture of a cold-blooded killing,…

Body Parts Found in North Mexico Mass Grave

GULF CARTEL / 28 JUL 2011

At least 14 bodies have been discovered in a series of mass graves in Nuevo Leon, north Mexico.

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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. …