Archive: Feb 2014

US State Dept Report Highlights Impact of Corruption in LatAm

COLOMBIA / 28 FEB 2014

The US State Department's annual Human Rights report highlights how in Latin America deeply ingrained corruption fuelled by organized crime has gravely compromised state institutions around the region.

How to Reach New Criminal-Political Equilibrium in Mexico’s Post-‘Chapo’ Vacuum

EL CHAPO / 28 FEB 2014

With Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman now back in a cage many analysts and ordinary Mexicans alike fret about the expected knock-on effects. What those effects are, and how bloody they might…

Colombia Arrests Show Urabeños Network of Corruption

COLOMBIA / 28 FEB 2014

Among 12 alleged members of the Urabeños captured in western Colombia were local community leaders and elected officials, highlighting the role corruption plays in securing the interests of Colombia's premier criminal…

US Treasury Keeps Pressure on Sinaloa Cartel After ‘El Chapo’ Arrest

EL AZUL / 28 FEB 2014

The US Treasury has added an alleged Sinaloa Cartel member linked to drug lord Juan Jose "El Azul" Esparragoza Moreno to its Kingpin List, as the authorities increase the pressure…

Report Shows Crime’s Rising Impact on LatAm Media Freedom

BRAZIL / 28 FEB 2014

Reporters Without Borders' latest ranking of world press freedom highlights how the impact of organized crime on Latin American media not only affects the countries most closely associated with drug…

Colombia Money Laundering Case Reminder of Cali Cartel’s Influence

COLOMBIA / 28 FEB 2014

The children of Cali Cartel founders the Rodriguez Orejeula brothers are facing money laundering charges in Colombia in another reminder of the continued presence of one of the pioneers of…

Mexico Businesses Fleeing Violence Creates Economic Disparity

DISPLACEMENT / 27 FEB 2014

Insecurity in Mexico's northern states has prompted a flow of business migration to other areas of Mexico, demonstrating the internal economic effects crime can have on a country and raising…

Jamaica Gangs in Talks to Halt West Kingston Bloodshed

CARIBBEAN / 27 FEB 2014

Warring gangs behind two years of heightened violence in Jamaica's capital, Kingston, are reportedly engaging in peace talks, in the latest example of criminals from the region taking to the…

‘FARC’ Bomb in Colombia: Insurgency Terror with Criminal Motives

COLOMBIA / 27 FEB 2014

Police believe a bomb that killed five people in Choco, Colombia was either planted by the FARC guerrillas or the Urabeños, demonstrating the willingness of Colombia's armed groups to employ…

Sinaloa Cartel Succession in Mexico: More Political Intrigue than Violence

EL CHAPO / 27 FEB 2014

Succession in the Sinaloa Cartel does not necessarily mean more violence. Indeed, the arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could present more problems for his political and business accomplices than…

Argentina Creates Office to Combat Rising Drug Trade

ARGENTINA / 26 FEB 2014

Argentina has approved the creation of a special unit to facilitate the fight against drug trafficking as the government looks to tackle the rapid evolution and growing sophistication of the…

Mexico AG Quells Rumors of False ‘El Chapo’ Arrest

EL CHAPO / 26 FEB 2014

Mexico's attorney general has said in an interview that officials used DNA tests and telling physical features to identify Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the world's most wanted drug trafficker, though…

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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. …