Archive: Sep 2011

Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars

MEXICO / 30 SEP 2011

Despite its inflammatory title, "Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars" is a thoughtful text, which warns not of a literal invasion of cartel gunmen, but of the…

Rio Police Chief Steps Down, As City Steps Up Security

BRAZIL / 30 SEP 2011

The resignation of Rio de Janeiro's police chief in the wake of the murder of a judge, allegedly carried out by men under his command, demonstrates a firmer stance against…

Peru’s Humala to Invest in Software to Track Drug Chemicals

PERU / 30 SEP 2011

Peru's government plans to spend $20 million on software which will allow the authorities to track the purchase and sale of chemical which are used to produce drugs.

Judge Warns of New Buenos Aires-Doha Drug Route

ARGENTINA / 30 SEP 2011

bAn Argentine judge has warned of the possible emergence a new drug trafficking route from Buenos Aires to Doha, the capital of the Middle Eastern state of Qatar.

Sinaloa Trafficker Complains of Conditions in Chicago Jail

EL MAYO / 30 SEP 2011

A high ranking member of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, imprisoned in the United States, has won concessions after complaining about harsh conditions in the Chicago prison where he is…

‘Zetas’ Member Arrested in Argentina

ARGENTINA / 30 SEP 2011

Reports from Argentina claim that a member of Mexican drug gang the Zetas has been arrested the country, after a police operation against a drug trafficking gang.

The ‘Zeta Killers’ and the Rise of Narco-Horror

MEXICO / 29 SEP 2011

The release of a new video showing an armed group calling themselves the "Zeta Killers" confirms the evolution of Mexico's drug war into a battle of information, images, and propaganda…

Colombia Suspends Coca Spraying in Northwest Amid Protests

COLOMBIA / 29 SEP 2011

Indigenous and Afro-Colombian protesters forced the authorities to suspend aerial fumigation of coca crops in north-west Colombia after large scale protests which blocked waterways and roads.

2 Confidantes of Juarez Police Chief Gunned Down in a Weekend

MEXICO / 29 SEP 2011

Two men described as trusted associates of Ciudad Juarez police chief Julian Leyzaola were shot dead in the Mexican border city in separate incidents within a 12 hour period.

Severed Heads Left Outside School in Acapulco, Mexico

MEXICO / 29 SEP 2011

Five decomposing human heads were left in a sack outside a school in Acapulco, southern Mexico, as teachers from the region strike in protest against drug gang extortion payments.

Paraguay Congress Blocks Emergency Measures After Rebel Attack

EPP / 29 SEP 2011

Paraguay’s House of Representatives indefinitely postponed the declaration of a state of emergency in the north of the country, which was proposed following a deadly attack by the EPP guerrilla…

Pay Rises Alone won’t Break Chain of Police Corruption

MEXICO / 29 SEP 2011

Some analysts point to higher salaries as a way to reduce corruption among Mexico's police, but such an approach is only one part of the reforms needed to make law…

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12 FEB 2021

InSight Crime is looking for a full-time strategic communications manager. This person needs to be able to work in a fast-paced world of daily news, high-profile investigations, national and international…

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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. …