Archive: Aug 2012

Paraguay Creates Security Council to Fight Elusive Guerrillas

EPP / 31 AUG 2012

A new security council will be dedicated to strengthening intelligence operations in the fight against drug trafficking and guerrilla group the Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP), Paraguay’s Interior Ministry announced.

Inside the Golden Triangle

EL CHAPO / 31 AUG 2012

An investigation by Mexican newspaper Rio Doce provides a rare look at the difficult life of marijuana farmers in the rugged mountains of Sinaloa.

OFAC Blacklists Oil Subcontractor for Zetas Links

MEXICO / 31 AUG 2012

The US Treasury Department has placed sanctions against an oil services subcontractor accused of laundering money for the Zetas, offering a glimpse into the kinds of legitimate businesses used to…

Brasilia Requests Federal Police Patrols to Fight Crime Wave

BRAZIL / 31 AUG 2012

Brasilia has called in the federal police to the capital city to help address an alarming spike in the number of car thefts and “express kidnappings” that has overwhelmed local…

International Arrest Warrant Issued for Mexico Governor

GULF CARTEL / 31 AUG 2012

In what is shaping out to be one of the most prominent investigations ever into a Mexican politician’s alleged links with criminal groups like the Zetas, a judge issued an…

Deadly Police Clash Points to Peru’s Inability to Tackle Coca Crops in Key Valley

INFOGRAPHICS / 31 AUG 2012

A clash between police and coca growers left at least two people dead in one of the epicenters of Peru’s coca production, a reminder of the state’s inability to properly…

Venezuela Arrest Reveals Deepening Italian Mafia Ties

EUROPE CRIME / 31 AUG 2012

Venezuela authorities, working closely with Italian and Interpol investigators, apprehended convicted Italian mob boss Salvatore Bonomolo, illustrating the strong ties the Cosa Nostra has with South America.

Guatemala Seizes Second Heroin Shipment in a Week

GUATEMALA / 31 AUG 2012

Guatemalan airport authorities seized their second large shipment of heroin in a week, giving further evidence that Guatemala may be becoming a favored midway point for international heroin shipments headed…

Honduras Discovers Cocaine Lab

HONDURAS / 31 AUG 2012

Honduras announced it had found a cocaine processing laboratory on the country's north Caribbean coast, the second such discovery in 18 months and a sign that traffickers may be looking…

Bolivia Seizes ‘2 Tons of Uranium’ in Downtown La Paz

BOLIVIA / 31 AUG 2012

Bolivian officials walked back initial claims that two tons of radioactive uranium were seized in La Paz, saying the find contains only traces of the substance; but the discovery renews…

5 Arrested for FARC-Linked Bogota Bombing

COLOMBIA / 31 AUG 2012

Colombian authorities arrested five suspects who they say were contracted by FARC rebels in a May bombing meant to assassinate a former interior minister.

Over 150 US Marines Deployed to Guatemala to Combat Drug Traffickers

GUATEMALA / 31 AUG 2012

The United States has sent some 170 Marines to Guatemala as part of its ongoing efforts to crackdown on drug trafficking in the region, something which one report says could…

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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. …