Archive: Nov 2013

Mexico-US Border Shootouts: Surge of Zetas-Gulf Battle?

GULF CARTEL / 4 NOV 2013

At least 13 people have been killed in three separate gun battles in the Mexican border city of Matamoros, in what could be the first sign of a predicted upsurge…

‘FARC’ Cell Dismantled in Costa Rica

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 4 NOV 2013

An alleged FARC rebel cell involved in arms and drug trafficking has been dismantled by authorities in Costa Rica, in a case that illustrates the depth of the guerrillas' involvement…

Paraguay Captures Members of Brazil’s PCC

BRAZIL / 1 NOV 2013

Authorities in Paraguay have captured four members of a PCC cell operating on the country's eastern border with Brazil, reinforcing notions that the Brazilian organized crime group is increasing its…

El Salvador Peace Zone Mayors Say Truce Is Failing

EL SALVADOR / 1 NOV 2013

Mayors of El Salvador's "peace zones" say the initiative has come to a standstill due to a lack of federal funds, yet another sign that the country's gang truce is dying…

Argentina Dismantles International Drug Gang, Arrests Clergyman

ARGENTINA / 1 NOV 2013

Authorities in Argentina have dismantled an international drug trafficking gang with links to Colombia, Peru and Uruguay, which included a church pastor, in an operation underlining the growing importance of…

US Shuts Down Mexico Narco ‘Super Tunnel’

MEXICO / 1 NOV 2013

A drug smuggling "super tunnel" linking Mexico and the United States, shut down on Wednesday, was one of the most sophisticated ever discovered, revealing the increasingly advanced use of…

Is Ecuador Poised to Become a Heroin Producer?

ECUADOR / 1 NOV 2013

In August, authorities in Ecuador eradicated the largest poppy crop of the year, representing nearly a third of the total number of plants found in 2012 and bolstering the notion…

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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…