Archive: Jun 2013

Ex-Minister Accused of Interfering in El Salvador Anti-Gang Ops

EL SALVADOR / 28 JUN 2013

El Salvador's Attorney General has accused a former minister, who played a critical role in coordinating the country's gang truce, of hampering police operations targeting gangs, highlighting one of the contradictions…

Authorities Investigate Costa Rica Money Laundering Linked to Venezuela Govt.

COSTA RICA / 28 JUN 2013

Costa Rica authorities have frozen the funds of two men suspected of running a money laundering network connected to a Venezuela enterprise, highlighting both Costa Rica's role as a regional…

Urabeños Call for Inclusion in Colombia Peace Talks

COLOMBIA / 28 JUN 2013

The most powerful and feared of Colombia's narco-paramilitary groups -- the Urabeños -- has called for political recognition and inclusion in peace talks in a statement that strongly suggests the…

Honduras Attorney General Resigns After Pressure From Congress

HONDURAS / 28 JUN 2013

Honduras' attorney general and his assistant have resigned amidst accusations of financial irregularities found within their office, calling attention to the high-level corruption and incompetence faced as the country struggles…

Govt. in Talks to Quell Coca Riots in East Colombia

COLOMBIA / 28 JUN 2013

The government is negotiating with community leaders in the coca growing hub of east Colombia after over two weeks of violent protests sparked by eradication programs, illustrating the authorities' continued…

The Pros and Cons of Absorbing Mexico’s Gendarmerie into the Federal Police

MEXICO / 27 JUN 2013

Mexico's government has decided to make the controversial Gendarmerie -- a key component of President Enrique Peña Nieto's national security policy -- part of the national police force. Security analyst Alejandro…

Colombia to Invest ‘Unprecedented’ $2.3 Billion in Citizen Security

COLOMBIA / 27 JUN 2013

The Colombian government plans to invest a total of $2.3 billion in citizen security for the 2012 to 2015 period, highlighting how localized criminal operations are gaining ground on international…

Arrest of Venezuelan ‘Urabeños’ Points to Criminal Migration

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 27 JUN 2013

Security forces have arrested three Venezuelans who are allegedly members of the Urabeños, suggesting Colombia's most feared drug traffickers may be establishing a permanent presence across the border.

2013 UN Drug Report Highlights Rise in New, Unregulated Drugs

DRUG POLICY / 27 JUN 2013

Consumption of "new psychoactive substances" is on the rise worldwide including in Latin America, while consumption of traditional drugs appears to have stabilized, according to the newly released United Nations…

Honduras Homicide Rate Set to Drop Over 6% for 2013: University

HOMICIDES / 27 JUN 2013

Honduras' 2013 homicide rate may be over six percent lower than the previous year, according to preliminary data, which the government has chalked up to security improvements, though underlying problems…

Why Mexico’s New Dirty Money Push Is Not a Game-Changer

MEXICO / 27 JUN 2013

Mexico’s president has sent new reforms to Congress aimed at cracking down on money laundering, but the measures’ potential impact on organized crime is uncertain.

Guatemala to Invest $28 Million in Arming Police

GUATEMALA / 25 JUN 2013

Guatemala has announced plans to buy 33,000 weapons for its police force of 25,000 officers, despite the army having a surplus of weapons that have often made their way into…

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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. …