Archive: Dec 2013

Organized Crime in the Americas: What to Expect in 2014

ARGENTINA / 31 DEC 2013

We can already identify some of the trends that are likely to mark the evolution of organized crime in 2014. One is the issue of criminal migration, as organized crime…

Reality Check: What Kind of Violence Kills Mexicans?

HOMICIDES / 30 DEC 2013

In an unsolicited response to what is a typical portrayal of violence in Mexico, Mexican security researcher, analyst and professor Carlos Vilalta breaks down the principal cause of…

InSight Crime’s Game Changers: 2013

27 DEC 2013

Welcome to InSight Crime's 2013 Game Changers, where we have sought to highlight some of the year's most important and illustrative trends in the development of organized crime in the…

InSight Crime’s Game Changers: 2012

27 DEC 2013

InSight Crime presents "Game Changers 2012," an overview of the developments in organized crime in Americas during the year. So much has happened as organized crime mutates and spreads around…

4 Reasons Why Peru Became World’s Top Cocaine Producer

COCA / 25 DEC 2013

In 2013, the UN confirmed Peru had overtaken Colombia as the world's number one coca and cocaine producer. How could this happen in a relatively peaceful nation with a booming…

Mexico 2013 Target List: Many Zetas, Little Impact

MEXICO / 23 DEC 2013

The command structure of the brutal Zetas gang appears to have suffered existential blows under President Enrique Peña Nieto, according to a list of 69 crime bosses either captured or…

Outgoing Honduras President Removes Controversial Police Chief

HONDURAS / 20 DEC 2013

Honduras' lame duck president has announced the removal of controversial national police commander Juan Carlos "El Tigre" Bonilla, raising the question: why now?…

Mexico Official Points to Rise in Pacific Smuggling Route

INFOGRAPHICS / 20 DEC 2013

Maritime drug trafficking along the Pacific coast from Mexico to the United States has risen steeply in recent years as overland smuggling has become more difficult, a pattern little reported…

Uruguay Marijuana Law Will Drive Paraguay Production: Anti-Drug Chief

MARIJUANA / 20 DEC 2013

Paraguay's top anti-drugs official has said Uruguay's legalization of marijuana will spur an increase in production in his country, based on claims illegal Paraguayan product will undercut prices imposed by…

The Choke Point: The DEA Attacks ‘El Chapo’ in Chicago

EL CHAPO / 20 DEC 2013

While Chicago battles a heroin epidemic, US law enforcement has focused its efforts on attacking the link between the street gangs running sales and their Mexican suppliers in the Sinaloa…

Do Falling Murders in Rio Mean Success for Brazil’s UPPs?

BRAZIL / 19 DEC 2013

Homicides have fallen 65 percent in the Rio de Janeiro favelas where Police Pacification Units have been installed during four years of the flagship scheme -- an impressive figure, but one…

Peru Commission: Garcia Committed ‘Constitutional’ Infractions

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 DEC 2013

The so-called “mega-commission” investigating the “pay-for-pardons” scandal in Peru says it will recommend sanctioning former President Alan Garcia, a decision that could impact his reelection bid and is illustrative…

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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. …