Archive: Sep 2014

Incriminating Photo Prompts Judge to Abandon Case Against Argentina Gang

ARGENTINA / 30 SEP 2014

In a case that could potentially set an important precedent for Argentina's ability to go after local organized crime, the judge handling the case stepped down after a photo emerged…

Reporters Incur Wrath from Colombia’s Urabeños

COLOMBIA / 30 SEP 2014

Colombia's most powerful criminal organization the Urabeños have threatened journalists who have reported on their activities, a stark example of the kinds of dangers faced by journalists across the region…

Why Did Armed Group Attack Honduras Security Force Spokesman?

HONDURAS / 30 SEP 2014

An armed attack directed at the spokesperson for Honduras' inter-institutional security force Fusina indicates either he or the force have made enemies of a criminal group, but the reason why…

From Black Serpents to PCC: A Brazil Gang Myth Turned Nightmare

BRAZIL / 30 SEP 2014

Thirty years ago, an alleged criminal organization called the Black Serpents -- whose existence was never proven -- was used to justify the government’s decision to halt the implementation of…

Why Is Crime Rising Across Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro State?

BRAZIL / 29 SEP 2014

So far in 2014, violence and crime have increased across Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil, a dynamic some authorities and media attribute to criminal groups being pushed out of…

Emails Show Colombia’s FARC Intensifying Extortion Despite Peace Talks

COLOMBIA / 29 SEP 2014

Emails from computers seized by Colombia's security forces have revealed a massive FARC extortion plan targeting the mining and petroleum industries, indicating that despite ongoing peace negotiations the guerrilla group…

Mexico Fuel Theft Worth $1 Bn in 2014

GULF CARTEL / 29 SEP 2014

The theft of fuel from Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex has risen by around 33 percent this year, turning into a billion-dollar source of income for organized crime -- a…

Mapping Latin America’s Pretrial Detention Populations

INFOGRAPHICS / 29 SEP 2014

A new report highlights the excessive use of pretrial detention in Latin America -- a phenomenon that contributes greatly to prison overcrowding and violence, which could be minimized with increased…

The Team

26 SEP 2014

Steven Dudley, co-director and co-founder, head of research for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean: Dudley is a senior fellow at American University's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies…

Mexico Soldiers Arrested for Involvement in Killings of 22 People

MEXICO / 26 SEP 2014

Eight military personnel have been arrested in Mexico for their involvement in a June incident that left 22 civilians dead, fueling suspicions that the supposed confrontation with alleged criminals may…

Paraguay Contraband an ‘Uncontainable Avalanche’ Spurred by Corruption

ARGENTINA / 26 SEP 2014

Official corruption is facilitating Paraguay's contraband trade, particularly near the Triple Frontier with Brazil and Argentina -- a hot spot for the illicit movement of products ranging from food to…

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Proposes Rehab for Marijuana Users

DRUG POLICY / 26 SEP 2014

The Uruguayan presidential candidate favored by drug policy reform advocates, ex-President Tabare Vazquez, has presented his rehabilitative interpretation of what marijuana regulation would look like if he wins the upcoming elections,…

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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. …