Archive: Apr 2013

Nicaragua Coast Becomes Gateway for Honduras Drug Flights

HONDURAS / 20 APR 2013

The Mosquito Coast, which stretches along Nicaragua’s Atlantic coastline and into Honduras, is an increasingly important transit point for drug flights from South America, according to a report.

Honduras’ Top Anti-Money Laundering Prosecutor Murdered

HONDURAS / 19 APR 2013

The chief prosecutor of Honduras' Anti-Money Laundering Unit has been assassinated, adding yet another case to the country's long list of murdered officials amid rising impunity.

Guinea Bissau’s Top Military Leader Charged After ‘FARC’ Sting Operation

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 19 APR 2013

New York prosecutors have charged the head of Guinea Bissau's armed forces with conspiring to traffic drugs and provide weapons for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (…

Police Break Up Bolivia-Brazil Drug Trafficking Ring

BOLIVIA / 19 APR 2013

Brazilian police have broken up a drug trafficking ring that moved cocaine from Bolivia to Brazil, disrupting supply in one of the region's main trafficking routes, which is often controlled…

Is Paraguay Heading for a Narco-President?

PARAGUAY / 19 APR 2013

On April 21 Paraguay votes for a new president and, if opinion polls are to be believed, a man thought to be one of the country's leading money launderers, as…

Chile Busts Bank Card Cloning Operation, Arrests 3 Colombians

CHILE / 18 APR 2013

Chilean investigative police have arrested three Colombians allegedly dedicated to credit card cloning, further evidence of the growing problems of identity theft and technology-based crime in the region.

‘Gulf Cartel Now in Control of Cancun’

GULF CARTEL / 18 APR 2013

The Gulf Cartel has reportedly driven rival organization the Zetas out of the state of Quintana Roo and tourist hotspot Cancun, potentially leaving the resurgent cartel with control of a…

Ecuador’s ‘Sinaloa Cartel Link’ Captured in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 18 APR 2013

Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities captured one of Ecuador's most wanted criminals and an alleged ally of the Sinaloa Cartel in Cali, Colombia, where he and his gang were reportedly trying…

Majority of Minors Killed in El Salvador Involved in Gangs: UNICEF

EL SALVADOR / 18 APR 2013

Most of the 5,300 children and adolescents murdered in El Salvador between 2005 and 2011 were out of school and in gangs, says UNICEF, highlighting the link between educational opportunities…

Ex-Justice Ministers Call for Drug Decriminalization in Brazil

BRAZIL / 18 APR 2013

Seven former Brazilian justice ministers have declared their support for the decriminalization of drug possession for personal use, mirroring a regional shift in thinking on drug policy that the Brazilian…

Cases Against Mexico’s Fmr General, Ex-Prosecutor Unravel

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 17 APR 2013

Mexico's Attorney General Jesus Murillo has dropped corruption charges against Tomas Angeles, a retired army general and deputy defense minister, just the latest of the premier anti-corruption prosecutions pushed by…

Kirchners’ Associate Accused of Money Laundering in Argentina

ARGENTINA / 17 APR 2013

An Argentine contractor with close ties to former president Nestor Kirchner, has been accused of involvement in money laundering, capital flight and government corruption, raising questions about the activities of…

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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. …

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InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…