Archive: Nov 2011

Ecuador Touts Increased Cocaine Seizures in 2011

DRUG POLICY / 30 NOV 2011

Police in Ecuador claim to have seized significantly more cocaine this year than last, but total cocaine seizures are still far lower than in 2009.

Paraguay Busts Sex Trafficking Ring Linked to Drug Smuggling

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / 30 NOV 2011

An Argentine man, arrested in Paraguay for allegedly running an international sex trafficking ring, is also suspected of involvement in a drug smuggling network that supplied cocaine to Europe.

US Commits to Anti-Drug Cooperation with Peru

DRUG POLICY / 30 NOV 2011

The U.S.'s top anti-drug official affirmed Washington's support for Peru's narcotics policy in a visit to Lima …

Guadalajara Body Dump Heralds Spread of Massacres in Mexico

MEXICO / 30 NOV 2011

With 26 dead bodies dumped on the streets of Guadalajara, mass killings in Mexico seem to be growing more common and spreading across the country, as each massacre raises the…

Peru’s Rebel Remnants Move Deeper into the Drug Trade

PERU / 30 NOV 2011

A recent attack by Shining Path guerrillas on a military base in rural Peru may have been revenge for the seizure of a cocaine shipment, raising questions about just what…

Guatemala’s UN-Backed Justice Commission Faces Budget Cuts

GUATEMALA / 29 NOV 2011

The United Nations anti-impunity commission in Guatemala, CICIG, will cut its staff by 30 percent due to a decrease in funding, but officials said this will have no effect on…

Prison Staff Detained After 11 ‘Zetas’ Escape

MEXICO / 29 NOV 2011

Eighteen prison officials are under investigation for allegedly helping the escape of 11 suspected Zetas from a prison in the state of Puebla, southwest Mexico.

Mexican Spillover Violence: The Riddles Grow

INFOGRAPHICS / 29 NOV 2011

Is Mexico’s drug war spilling into the United States? Two recent cases bring new prominence -- and new confusion -- to this old question.

Mexico Peace Movement Activist Murdered

MEXICO / 29 NOV 2011

A prominent activist with Mexico's Movement for Peace, who joined the campaign after the disappearance of his son, has been assassinated in the northwestern state of Sonora.

Venezuela Captures Colombian Drug Boss ‘Valenciano’

COLOMBIA / 29 NOV 2011

Venezuela captured one of Colombia's top drug traffickers just hours before President Juan Manuel Santos was set to visit Caracas; an arrest that could have profound implications for the Colombian…

Colombia is no Lesson For Mexico (Part II)

COLOMBIA / 29 NOV 2011

The threat faced by Colombia two decades ago was very different to that faced by Mexico today, and the two countries' governments, by and large, have had distinct aims in…

Mexico Makes Biggest-Ever Firearms Seizure

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 29 NOV 2011

Federal authorities confiscated 911 guns from a container ship in the port of Lazaro Cardenas, on Mexico's Pacific, which was headed to Nicaragua.

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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. …