Archive: Mar 2012

Wilson Center Proposes Hyper-Focused Mexico Crime Strategy

MEXICO / 30 MAR 2012

Mexico may make serious headway in its fight against organized crime by designating one criminal group as the "most violent," and then focusing most of the government's resources against them,…

Attack in Honduras’ Bajo Aguan Region Leaves 4 Dead

HONDURAS / 30 MAR 2012

Four peasant farmers were killed and eleven wounded in an ambush in the Bajo Aguan region in northeastern Honduras, highlighting escalating violence in that area which top officials connect, in…

At Least 13 Killed in Honduran Prison Riot, Fire

HONDURAS / 30 MAR 2012

At least 13 inmates have been killed in a riot and subsequent fire in a prison in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, highlighting systemic flaws in the country’s overcrowded prison system.

Official: 10 Mn Gallons of Gas per Month Smuggled into 1 Colombian Province

COLOMBIA / 30 MAR 2012

According to a top Colombia energy official, as much as 10 million gallons of illegal gasoline is smuggled every month into the country's northeastern Cesar department from Venezuela by "terrorists…

Nicaragua Arrests Man at Center of Facundo Cabral Murder

NICARAGUA / 30 MAR 2012

In a surprise move, Nicaragua's authorities detained nightclub owner Henry Fariñas -- the mysterious figure at the heart of the multi-country investigation of the assassination of Argentine folk singer Facundo…

Govt-‘Facilitated’ Gang Truce in Salvador Sets Dangerous Regional Precedent

BARRIO 18 / 29 MAR 2012

Despite President Mauricio Funes' denial that his government struck a deal with gang leaders to lower homicide rates in return for better prison conditions, it is now clear that someone…

Guatemalan President Begins Renewal of UN Commission’s Mandate

GUATEMALA / 29 MAR 2012

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has begun the process of renewing the mandate of a valuable United Nations-backed anti-impunity organization, easing fears about his commitment to judicial reform in the…

‘Violence Costs Honduras 10% of Annual GDP’

HONDURAS / 29 MAR 2012

Honduras’ record level of violent crime is costing the Central American country 10 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) every year, according to a World Bank representative.

Puerto Rico Police Chief Steps Down Amid Record Violence

CARIBBEAN / 29 MAR 2012

Puerto Rico's police chief has resigned after less than a year on the job, leaving office in the middle of a record murder wave and reports of widespread corruption within…

Panama FARC Camps Highlight Need for Joint Security Work with Colombia

FARC / 29 MAR 2012

In a joint operation, Panama and Colombia security forces destroyed two large FARC camps on Panamanian territory, as the two countries announced a new agreement that allows for better intelligence…

Arrest of Would-Be ‘Zetas’ Shows Risk of US Military Infiltration

ZETAS / 29 MAR 2012

United States drug enforcement agents have broken up a ring involving former and current US military personnel attempting to work for Mexico’s brutal Zetas drug cartel, illustrating the group's alarming…

‘Narcomantas’ Herald Chapo’s Incursion into Mexico Border State

EL CHAPO / 29 MAR 2012

An apparent battle between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Zetas in Tamaulipas is a bad omen for security in the northeastern Mexican state, which is largely a Zetas stronghold.

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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. …