Archive: Jul 2012

After Money Laundering Probe, Mexico HSBC Branch to Close Cayman Islands Accounts

MEXICO / 20 JUL 2012

The Mexican branch of British-based bank HSBC will close about 20,000 accounts in the Cayman Islands believed to have links to organized crime, after a US Senate investigation exposed the…

Guatemala Creates Investigative Body to Fight Human Trafficking

GUATEMALA / 20 JUL 2012

Guatemala is creating specially-trained investigators, judges and a prosecutor to target human trafficking in the country, which is estimated to see 15,000 cases a year.

Dominican Official Blames Drug Woes on Foreign Criminal Groups

CARIBBEAN / 20 JUL 2012

A top anti-narcotics official in the Dominican Republic has claimed that foreign mafias and cartels are at fault for the Dominican Republic’s drug problems.

Paraguay Detains Ex-Military Official with 40Kgs of Cocaine

PARAGUAY / 20 JUL 2012

A former Paraguayan military official and his alleged business partner were detained in Paraguay with 40 kilos of cocaine, highlighting the importance of the country as a transit point for…

Shining Path Leader Offers Rare Glimpse Into Peru Drug Trade

PERU / 20 JUL 2012

After Shining Path leader Felix Huachaca Tincopa, alias "Roberto," was captured in late 2010, he provided authorities with a nearly unmatched amount of detail about the rebels' secretive drug trafficking…

Why is Google Picking a Fight with the Mafia?

MEXICO / 20 JUL 2012

Google Ideas' two-day conference on how to best use technology to fight criminal networks was a forum for tough, anti-mafia rhetoric, but competing interests and few concrete proposals make the…

Guatemala’s New Strategy to Take Down Criminal Networks

GUATEMALA / 20 JUL 2012

Guatemala’s Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz set out her department’s new strategies for dealing with organized crime, focusing on disrupting entire criminal networks rather than arresting their lower-ranking members.

Is a Police-Gang War Brewing in São Paulo?

BRAZIL / 20 JUL 2012

The killing of eight people by São Paulo police in the course of one night last weekend could point to a cycle of revenge killings between police and gang members,…

Brazilian ‘Red Command Gang Boss’ Murdered in Paraguay

BRAZIL / 19 JUL 2012

A suspected Brazilian gang leader based in one of Paraguay's key locations for smuggling contraband was gunned down while playing pool, pointing to the country's popularity as a safe haven…

Central America Drug Seizures Up 30% in 2012: US

GUATEMALA / 19 JUL 2012

The US military claims drug seizures in Central America have increased 30 percent in the last year as a result of multinational security effort "Operation Martillo," but this rise in…

Police Resign En Masse in North Mexico Due to Gang Pressure

MEXICO / 19 JUL 2012

An entire municipal police force in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua have resigned from their posts citing threats from criminal groups, according to reports.

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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. …