Archive: Sep 2012

‘Uribe Knew Paramilitaries Financed his 2002 Campaign’

AUC / 28 SEP 2012

According to accusations by a paramilitary leader and former members of Congress, Alvaro Uribe knowingly received support from paramilitary group the AUC during his 2002 presidential campaign.

Ecuador: Battleground Between Mexican and Colombian Cartels?

ECUADOR / 28 SEP 2012

Mexican and Colombian groups may soon start battling it out for control of drug trafficking routes in Ecuador, something that could further threaten the country’s already precarious security situation.

‘Honduras Police Investigated Only 21% Of Cases’

HONDURAS / 28 SEP 2012

According to numbers released by Honduras’ Public Ministry, only 21 percent of cases passed to police were investigated between 2010 and 2011, with police arguing that they lack the resources…

Guatemala Arrests Local ‘Zetas Boss’

GUATEMALA / 28 SEP 2012

Guatemalan authorities captured the alleged leader of a Zetas cell in the region along the border with Mexico, where the group's incursion has recently forced the displacement of local…

92% of Crimes in Mexico Go Unreported: Survey

MEXICO / 28 SEP 2012

Mexico's 2012 National Survey on Victimization and Perception of Public Security revealed that almost 92 percent of crime were not reported by victims, due mainly to a lack of…

The Legion of the Displaced

DISPLACEMENT / 28 SEP 2012

In the suburbs of El Salvador, in neighborhoods stained by Mara Salvatrucha or Barrio 18 graffiti, there are hundreds of abandoned, decaying houses. These houses tell the drama of the…

UN Report: More Coca in Peruvian Amazon

PERU / 28 SEP 2012

A new United Nations report highlights the increase in coca cultivations in Peru, and the growing importance of drug trafficking from this Andean nation to Brazil and Bolivia.

Nicaraguan at Center of Cabral Murder Case Convicted of Drug Trafficking

NICARAGUA / 27 SEP 2012

Henry Fariñas, the Nicaraguan nightclub owner who was the target of the attack that killed Argentine folk legend Facundo Cabral in July last year, has been convicted of drug trafficking…

‘El Taliban’ Capture Will Not Heal Zetas Divide

MEXICO / 27 SEP 2012

Mexicos' marines have arrested a top Zetas commander responsible for a bloody rift within the cartel, but even his capture will not be able to stop the group from…

Caribbean Cocaine Seizure Highlights Nicaragua’s Role in Drug Trade

COLOMBIA / 27 SEP 2012

In a joint operation, US and Colombian security forces seized a ton of cocaine from a fishing vessel manned by Nicaraguans, drawing attention to the Central American country’s growing role…

Guatemala Sees 3 Bus Drivers Murdered in Single Day

EXTORTION / 27 SEP 2012

Three bus drivers were shot to death in a single day in Guatemala, illustrating the threat that the country's transport workers are under from criminal groups who demand extortion…

Shootouts, Prison Break Draw Attention to Normally Calm Mexican Border State

MEXICO / 27 SEP 2012

The Mexican government has promised to send more troops to Coahuila, where some 130 inmates recently escaped from prison, and heavy clashes between criminals and the security forces have…

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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. …