Archive: Sep 2014

Mexico Killings Indicate Cartel Split for Chapo Isidro

MEXICO / 19 SEP 2014

A series of killings of top members of the Sinaloa-based Guasave Cartel suggests that one of Mexico’s most important emerging groups may be mired in a period of internal…

Is Honduras Militarizing its Prison System?

HONDURAS / 18 SEP 2014

Around 300 army reserve soldiers are being trained to serve as prison guards in Honduras, a measure that could improve security, but is unlikely to provide a lasting solution to…

Survivor Blames Mexico Army in Killings of 22 People

MEXICO / 18 SEP 2014

A survivor of a gun battle that left 22 civilians dead earlier this year stated that the Mexican military killed those involved in the confrontation after they had surrendered, reigniting…

Black Market Websites the New Criminal Frontiers

CYBERCRIME / 18 SEP 2014

Online black markets hidden in the murky "deep web" are becoming more sophisticated and selling a wider range of illegal products than their predecessors, a dangerous trend that illustrates the…

US Blacklisting Shows Influence of Colombia’s Oficina de Envigado

COLOMBIA / 18 SEP 2014

Eight members of the Oficina de Envigado -- the heirs to Colombia's famed Medellin Cartel -- have been placed on the US Treasury's drug trafficking blacklist, showing that the group…

‘Brazil Militias Developing Ties with Drug Gangs’

BRAZIL / 17 SEP 2014

According to authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the city's illicit miltias have become cozier with the local drug gangs they were originally set up to combat, an alarming development…

Mexico Counts Over 40 Gangs Working with Drug Cartels

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 17 SEP 2014

According to Mexico's Attorney General's Office, there are nine major criminal cartels working with some 43 gangs in the country, further indication of just how much Mexican organized crime has…

200 Peru Police Linked to Crime Ring Allegedly Run by Retired Colonel

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 SEP 2014

Two hundred police officers are under investigation for ties to a criminal network allegedly led by a retired colonel, in the latest example of officials being accused of playing a…

Colombia Seizes Just 3% of Criminal Assets

COLOMBIA / 17 SEP 2014

A former top prosecutor has said that Colombia seizes less than $750 million a year in illegal assets, but that a recent reform could cut in half…

Paraguay’s Top Anti-Drug Agent Talks Marijuana Trade

EPP / 17 SEP 2014

There is an assault rifle with an underslung grenade launcher propped against the wall by Luis Rojas' desk. The drug czar knows he faces an enormous task fighting Paraguay's marijuana…

Colombia’s Urabeños, FARC Collaborated in Police Attack: Govt

COLOMBIA / 17 SEP 2014

An attack on police in Colombia that was allegedly coordinated by the FARC and the Urabeños suggests a new relationship may be emerging between the rebel army and the BACRIM…

Did Narco-Linked El Salvador Congressman Plan Hit on Top Prosecutor?

EL SALVADOR / 16 SEP 2014

El Salvador's attorney general has accused a congressman of plotting his murder, adding a new twist to an ongoing case that has exposed alleged close ties between the legislator and…

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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. …