Archive: Mar 2014

Honduras Cocaine Lab Report Casts Doubt on Production Migration

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 31 MAR 2014

 Counter-narcotics police in Honduras said a cocaine-processing laboratory discovered in the west of the country in February was used for reducing cocaine purity, not processing the…

San Salvador Archbishop: Gang Truce ‘Did Not Work’

EL SALVADOR / 31 MAR 2014

A top Catholic Church leader in El Salvador said the truce between the country's two main gangs had not worked following the most violent month in the two years since…

Today’s Drug Lords Can Be Tomorrow’s Businessmen: Ex-Mexico President Fox

DRUG POLICY / 31 MAR 2014

In an interview with a prominent Mexican newspaper, former Mexico President Vicente Fox proposes a number of potentially controversial approaches to solving Mexico's organized crime problem, explaining why the legalization of marijuana…

What Was Ukraine Drug Trafficker Doing in Mexico?

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 28 MAR 2014

Authorities in Mexico have arrested an alleged member of an Eastern European mafia organization who led a drug trafficking network with links to Asia and Europe, raising questions as to…

Honduras Arrests Drug Trafficker 1st in Line for Extradition

EXTRADITION / 28 MAR 2014

Authorities in Honduras have arrested a drug trafficker with connections to Colombia who is first in line for extradition to the United States under the country's 2012 extradition law, in…

Uruguay Anti-Money Laundering Chief Targets Churches and NGOs

MONEY LAUNDERING / 28 MAR 2014

Uruguay's anti-money laundering chief has called for greater oversight of religious groups and non-governmental organizations, fearing organized crime to take advantage of current lax regulations.

Report Signals Rising Threat to Argentina Journalists

ARGENTINA / 28 MAR 2014

A report by a journalism watchdog in Argentina shows a pattern of increasing aggressions against journalists, with both police and drug traffickers among those responsible for threats, a phenomenon that…

Colombia, the United States, and Security Cooperation by Proxy

COLOMBIA / 28 MAR 2014

US aid to Colombia has declined considerably since 2008. Counternarcotics and counterinsurgency activities, in which Washington has been heavily involved since Plan Colombia's inception in 2000, have been steadily "Colombianized."…

Colombia Arrests Members of Narco Family Linked to Sinaloa Cartel

COLOMBIA / 28 MAR 2014

Authorities in Medellin, Colombia have sent four alleged drug traffickers to prison, among them members of the once-powerful Cifuentes Villa clan, who are accused of working with the Sinaloa Cartel…

Murder Plot Against Judge Marks Argentina Org Crime Evolution

ARGENTINA / 27 MAR 2014

A plot to kill a judge in Argentina overseeing dozens of cases against members of criminal group "Los Monos" has been uncovered, in a sign of the increasing power and…

Honduras to Double Military Police in San Pedro Sula

HONDURAS / 27 MAR 2014

The chief of Honduras' military police force has outlined plans to double the number of officers on the streets of violence-torn San Pedro Sula, though the problem of…

Colombia Captures “Czar” of Thriving Synthetic Drug Trade

COLOMBIA / 27 MAR 2014

Police in Colombia have captured the country's "czar" of synthetic drugs, highlighting the growing demand for party drugs among Colombia's wealthy and the opportunism of organized criminal groups feeding the…

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12 FEB 2021

InSight Crime is looking for a full-time strategic communications manager. This person needs to be able to work in a fast-paced world of daily news, high-profile investigations, national and international…

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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. …