Archive: Oct 2012

Uruguay, Argentina to Monitor Drug Flights

ARGENTINA / 31 OCT 2012

The governments of Uruguay and Argentina have signed an agreement to jointly monitor drug flights to try to stem the amount of drugs brought in via illicit flights into the…

Czech ‘Gang Members’ Arrested in Dominican Republic

CARIBBEAN / 31 OCT 2012

The Dominican Republic has arrested seven Czech suspected gang members, illustrating the Caribbean country's growing importance as a hub for transnational organized crime.

Drug Gangs Run 80 Neighborhoods in Santiago, Chile

CHILE / 31 OCT 2012

An investigation by journalism institute CIPER has found that despite Chile's reputation as one of the safest countries in Latin America, 83 neighborhoods in the capital city of Santiago are…

Colombian Capo ‘Mi Sangre’ Captured in Argentina

COLOMBIA / 31 OCT 2012

The head of Colombian gang the Urabeños was arrested in Buenos Aires, drawing attention to Argentina's status as a refuge for big-name Colombian traffickers, and raising…

Ousting of Police Chief Highlights Argentina’s Vulnerability to Organized Crime

ARGENTINA / 31 OCT 2012

Evidence of police corruption in northern Argentina illustrates how vulnerable the country is to organized crime, as domestic demand for cocaine rises and the country emerges as a regional trafficking…

Rio Murders Drop as Police Pacifying Forces Expand

BRAZIL / 31 OCT 2012

Murders in Rio de Janeiro state are down 7 percent so far this year compared to 2011, as the government continues to roll out a scheme to reclaim favelas from…

‘Zetas Linked to Coal Mining in North Mexico’

ILLEGAL MINING / 30 OCT 2012

A former governor and PRI leader in Mexico has claimed that the Zetas have broadened their activities to include coal mining in the northern state of…

Guatemala on Course for 10% Drop in Femicides

GENDER AND CRIME / 30 OCT 2012

Guatemala has registered 512 cases of femicide so far in 2012, putting it on course for a 10 percent decline from last year, though the country is still…

Venezuela Replaces Defense Minister Accused of Drug Ties

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 30 OCT 2012

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has replaced General Henry Rangel Silva as head of the Defense Ministry, which could indicate that Chavez is seeking to distance himself from the general, who…

Attacks Could Signal Outbreak of New Emerald War in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 30 OCT 2012

There are signs that a new battle for control of Colombia’s emerald business is already breaking out, as the industry’s ailing kingpin, Victor Carranza, struggles to keep a…

The Zetas After Lazcano: Branded Barbarism

MEXICO / 30 OCT 2012

Samuel Logan looks at what the future holds for the Zetas after the death of leader Heriberto Lazcano, arguing that the gang will become less controlled and more…

Harvard Tracks Mexican Drug Gangs via Google

MEXICO / 29 OCT 2012

According to a study which used Google searches to map the activity of drug cartels in Mexico, these criminal organizations are far from overrunning the whole country, being…

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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. …