Archive: Oct 2014

UK Study Could Impact LatAm Drug Use Policies

DRUG POLICY / 31 OCT 2014

A new study published by the British government found that punitive drug laws don't necessarily result in less drug use, a finding that could have important implications for drug policy…

60% Bolivia Prosecutors Linked to Crimes: Congress

BOLIVIA / 31 OCT 2014

According to Bolivia's Congress, there are some 300 public prosecutors who are currently under investigation for allegedly committing a crime, a figure that suggests a high degree of judicial corruption…

Argentina Embroiled In Narco Corruption Scandals: Report

ARGENTINA / 31 OCT 2014

A report on the government of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner looks at three scandals involving corruption, money laundering, and precursor chemical trafficking, all of which point to Argentina's expanding…

Honduras Struggles to Prosecute Suspects

HONDURAS / 31 OCT 2014

A recent report from Honduras revealed how alleged criminals are arrested and released numerous times without ever going to trial, indicating the pressing need for judicial reform in one of…

El Salvador’s Barrio 18, MS13 Learn to Farm

BARRIO 18 / 30 OCT 2014

A new initiative is teaching gang members in El Salvador vocational skills like farming and carpentry work, in an encouraging sign of government efforts to rehabilitate gang members rather than…

Chile Kicks Off Medical Marijuana Program

CHILE / 30 OCT 2014

Chile is now the first country in Latin America to cultivate marijuana for strictly medical purposes, in what could represent the first step towards liberalizing the country’s drug laws.

Mexico Crime Survey Reveals Conflicting Trends

HOMICIDES / 30 OCT 2014

Mexico’s declining murder rate counts as a major accomplishment for President Enrique Peña Nieto, but the nation’s annual victimization survey indicates that the country remains beset by violent crime.

Ecuador Police-Narco Links Point to Trouble Ahead

ECUADOR / 30 OCT 2014

The latest arrests of high-ranking police officials point to a troubling pattern of official corruption that could be fueling Ecuador's status as a drug transit nation. …

Mexico’s Knights Templar Leader Vows to Never Surrender

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 29 OCT 2014

The head of Mexican criminal group the Knights Templar, "La Tuta," has vowed to "fight to the end" in a defiant rant released at a time when staying quiet and rebuilding…

El Salvador Probes ‘Irregularities’ in Failed Gang Truce

BARRIO 18 / 29 OCT 2014

Investigators are close to finishing their probe into whether the negotiators of the country's failed gang truce broke any laws, according to El Salvador's attorney general. However, taking down the…

Honduras Extradites Second ‘Drug Trafficker’ to US

EXTRADITION / 29 OCT 2014

Honduras has completed its second extradition of an alleged drug trafficker to the United States, but as the country's relatively new extradition process picks up pace there are signs that…

The Fall of Guatemala’s 3 Top Drug Lords

GUATEMALA / 29 OCT 2014

The stories of the captures of Walter Montejo, Elio Lorenzana, and Walther Overdick -- three of Guatemala's criminal capos wanted by the US -- shed light on the degree of…

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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. …