Archive: Mar 2013

How Mexico’s Underworld Became Violent

JUAREZ CARTEL / 31 MAR 2013

Mexico’s battles with drug trafficking have been a constant in the country’s modern history, but the activities and organization of the criminal groups operating in the clandestine industry…

Rise In Women Trafficking Drugs On Mexico-US Border

GENDER AND CRIME / 31 MAR 2013

There has been an increase in women trafficking drugs over the Mexico-US border, according to US officials, underscoring the continued appeal of women to drug trafficking gangs.

Urabeños are Colombia’s Last National Drug Gang: Govt

COLOMBIA / 29 MAR 2013

The Urabeños are the last of Colombia’s new-generation criminal groups (known as the BACRIM) which still has a national presence, according to the government.

Brazil Jailing People ‘Excessively’: UN

BRAZIL / 29 MAR 2013

The United Nations has criticized the "excessive use of detentions" in Brazil, feeding the problems faced by the country's struggling penitentiary system. …

We Will Support Honduran Police But Ignore Their Director: US

HONDURAS / 29 MAR 2013

The US has said it will continue to support the Honduran police but will not work with their director general as he faces death squad allegations, raising the question…

Bolivia to Spain Drug Network Unraveled

BOLIVIA / 29 MAR 2013

An drug trafficking ring that transported Bolivian cocaine to Spain has been dismantled, revealing a direct international export routes from this Andean nation, which traditionally ships its drugs to…

Six Observations about SouthCom ‘Posture Statement’

GUATEMALA / 28 MAR 2013

Just the Facts analyzes statements from the new SouthCom commander on the sequestration budget cuts and their impact on drug seizures in Latin America, including the end of a US…

HSBC Gives Argentina Prosecutors Chance to Correct US Blunder

ARGENTINA / 28 MAR 2013

The accusations from Argentina's tax authority that London-based HSBC laundered over $100 million may pale in comparison to that of the bank's US - Mexico case, but they raise the…

Dominican Republic Makes 3rd Major Drug Bust of 2013

CARIBBEAN / 28 MAR 2013

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have confiscated 1.9 tons of cocaine, bringing the amount seized in the first three months of this year to more than half of that…

Ecuador Battles FARC, 5 Years After Death of Raul Reyes

ECUADOR / 28 MAR 2013

Ecuadorean armed forces have reported two confrontations with Colombian rebels in a week, as the country marks five years since the bombing raid that killed FARC commander alias "Raul…

Peru Announces Military Draft as Govt Fights Traffickers, Rebels

PERU / 28 MAR 2013

The Peruvian government has reinstated a military draft in order to counter a shortfall of 30,000 personnel, as the country militarizes its fight against drug traffickers and Shining Path…

US Suspects Detained in Most Mexico Border Drug Busts

MEXICO / 28 MAR 2013

A growing number of US citizens are being arrested for trafficking drugs over the US-Mexico border, according to an analysis of Border Patrol seizure statistics.

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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. …