Archive: Feb 2013

Peru Announces Entry ‘Ban’ On Foreigners With Criminal Record

PERU / 28 FEB 2013

The Peruvian government has announced plans to ban the entry of foreigners with a criminal record as part of efforts to tackle organised crime, though it is questionable if such…

Chinese ‘Mafia’ Ring Brought Down in Argentina

ARGENTINA / 28 FEB 2013

A transitional police operation has resulted in the arrest of several Chinese nationals accused of running an extortion racket in Argentina, highlighting the presence of immigrant criminal groups inside…

Arrest of Regional Leader a Further Blow to Colombia’s Rastrojos

COLOMBIA / 28 FEB 2013

Police have arrested the alleged leader of criminal group the Rastrojos in Colombia's coffee region, in another blow to the already weakened criminal organization.

Brazil Announces New Anti-Human Trafficking Measures

BRAZIL / 28 FEB 2013

Brazil has announced a three-year plan to combat human trafficking, including tougher border controls and a revision of the penal code, in a country where forced labor is believed to…

Peña Nieto’s Best (and Worst) Ideas for Mexico’s Security

MEXICO / 28 FEB 2013

A new report takes on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s security policy, offering a detailed rundown of the objectives and limitations of the new leader’s plan.

Youtube Video Accuses Honduras Police Chief of Assassination Plot

HONDURAS / 27 FEB 2013

A video uploaded to Youtube claims to show Honduras' top cop participating in a plan to assassinate former president Manuel Zelaya, although there is little in the actual footage and…

Violent Crime on the US Southwest Border Decreased from 2004-2011: Study

MEXICO / 27 FEB 2013

A US government study points to an overall decrease in US border crime between 2004 to 2011, further indicating that fears of a "spillover" effect from Mexico's war against organized…

Ecuador Remains on International Money Laundering Blacklist

ECUADOR / 27 FEB 2013

Ecuador must deal with its continued failure to comply with international standards on money laundering and financing terrorism, according to an international agency tasked with dealing with these crimes.

Mexico to Take More Responsibility for Child Recruitment by Criminal Gangs

HUMAN RIGHTS / 27 FEB 2013

The Mexican government is to accept its responsibilities towards children recruited by criminal gangs and other non-state armed actors, reversing a long-standing objection to a United Nations resolution.

Arrest May Shake Up Urabeños War in Colombia’s Caribbean

COLOMBIA / 27 FEB 2013

The latest in a series of arrests targeting emergent criminal organization the Giraldos may yet tip the balance of the conflict along Colombia's Caribbean coast, where the country's dominant criminal…

West Mexico Vigilantes Form Unified Command

MEXICO / 26 FEB 2013

Vigilante groups in Guerrero state, west Mexico, have announced plans to band together under a unified command, in an effort to gain legitimacy and recognition from the government.

‘Thousands’ of Underage Girls Sex Trafficked to Peru Mining Town

GENDER AND CRIME / 26 FEB 2013

A newspaper's undercover investigation reveals the extent of sex trafficking in Peru, visiting a gold mining town where up to 4,000 underage girls are thought to be trapped in commercial…

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Strategic Communications Manager Job Description

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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4 FEB 2021

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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…

ANALYSIS

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. …