Archive: Nov 2014

Mexico Proposes Reforms to Calm Outrage over Disappearances

JUDICIAL REFORM / 28 NOV 2014

In an effort to quell the outcry over the enforced disappearance of 43 student protesters, allegedly murdered on the orders of local officials, Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto has proposed…

Costa Rica Plans Organized Crime Court to Halt Corruption

COSTA RICA / 28 NOV 2014

Costa Rica has set in motion a plan to establish a specialized organized crime and drug trafficking court in an attempt to stop organized crime infiltrating the country's judicial system.

Argentina Police Brutality: ‘Mafia’ Cops in Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA / 28 NOV 2014

Argentina's security forces killed at least 107 people in Buenos Aires and the neighboring province in 2012. This is the story of police brutality and how the province's local force,…

Mexico, Haiti Have Highest Numbers of ‘Modern Slaves’ In the Americas

BRAZIL / 28 NOV 2014

The Global Slavery Index has identified Mexico, Haiti, and Brazil as the countries with the highest number of people subjected to modern slavery in the Americas, partly due to the…

Peru Narco-Plane Needs Just 6 Minutes to Load up Cocaine

BOLIVIA / 27 NOV 2014

A revealing video from Peru shows the speed with which drug traffickers can load up an aircraft with cocaine before take-off, demonstrating how easily criminal groups are taking advantage one…

Corrupt Mexico Police Concentrated in 10 States

MEXICO / 27 NOV 2014

Close to 70 percent of the 18,000 municipal police who failed vetting tests in Mexico are concentrated in ten states, underscoring the weakness and vulnerability to corruption of local security…

Why Is Choco A Haven for Colombia’s Criminal Groups?

COLOMBIA / 27 NOV 2014

The kidnapping of a military general by FARC rebels operating in Colombia's Pacific state of Choco -- which led to the suspension of peace talks with the government -- has…

Honduras Removes Police Director Amid Stalled Reform Effort

HONDURAS / 27 NOV 2014

Honduras' president has replaced the head of the country's police force, amid speculation that his decision was motivated by the former director's opposition to militarizing security and his failure to…

3 Recommendations for Colombia’s Fight Against Cyber Crime

COLOMBIA / 26 NOV 2014

A report by Colombia's Chamber of Communications lays out several ways the Andean nation -- among the top five Latin American countries in terms of Internet users -- can better…

Peru’s Illegal Miners Trafficking Gold to Bolivia

GOLD / 26 NOV 2014

In response to new measures meant to fight illegal mining in Peru, smugglers are reportedly moving illegally mined gold into neighboring Bolivia, highlighting the shortcomings of Peru's policies. …

‘Ecuador Murders at 20-Year Low’

ECUADOR / 26 NOV 2014

According to Ecuador's Interior Ministry, by the end of 2014 the Andean country's national homicide rate may fall to 7 murders for every 100,000 people -- the lowest in the…

Powerful El Salvador Kingpin ‘Repollo’ Gets 77 Years

EL SALVADOR / 25 NOV 2014

The well-connected Salvadoran drug trafficker alias "Repollo" has been sentenced to 77 years in prison, following a trial that exposed a wide-ranging Central American cocaine smuggling network, in what is…

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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. …