Archive: Jan 2015

No More Drug Flights Through Honduras: Military

HONDURAS / 30 JAN 2015

Armed forces say they've halted drug flights through Honduras, prompting cautious optimism about progress in a nation with a dire public security record.

Paraguay Guerrillas Kill German Farmers, Escalating Conflict

EPP / 30 JAN 2015

Paraguay's EPP guerrillas allegedly kidnapped and murdered a German couple, a move that will likely strengthen the country's resolve to wipe out a rebel group that has proved adept at…

Under the Gaze of Police, Residents Flee El Salvador Gangs

BARRIO 18 / 30 JAN 2015

More than ten families abandon their homes, fleeing the threat of massacre from Barrio 18. A man cries furiously as he will have to sleep in the flophouse room of…

HRW Rails Against LatAm’s Justice Failings in New Report

HUMAN RIGHTS / 30 JAN 2015

Abusive security forces, weak and corrupt justice systems and inhuman prison conditions are impacting human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in its…

Brazil Govt Faces Up to Spiraling Youth Homicides

BRAZIL / 29 JAN 2015

In Brazil, 42,000 young people -- the majority non-white males -- will die violently between 2013 and 2019, according to a recent study, raising questions about how the country plans…

School Director’s Implication is Latest Iguala Case Twist

AYOTZINAPA / 29 JAN 2015

The director of the rural teachers' college in southwest Mexico attended by 43 students missing since September has been implicated in their disappearance, in what represents the latest twist in…

A Look at Paraguay’s Narco-Churches

NARCOCULTURE / 29 JAN 2015

A series of recently published photos -- showing churches owned by alleged drug traffickers in Paraguay -- is a reminder of the sometimes complicated intersection between religion and organized crime…

Latin America’s Top 5 Most Dangerous Border Regions

COLOMBIA / 29 JAN 2015

Many of Latin America's border regions are historically neglected by the state and prone to all types of organized crime, from criminal gangs preying on migrants to the smuggling of…

Mexico Wraps Up Iguala Investigation Amid Widespread Doubts

AYOTZINAPA / 28 JAN 2015

Authorities in Mexico have presented the conclusions of their investigation into the 43 missing students from Guerrero state, indicating they are ready to put the matter to rest. However, it…

El Salvador Gang Leaders Confirm Truce

BARRIO 18 / 28 JAN 2015

El Salvador gang leaders confirmed that they have agreed amongst themselves to reduce violence, setting the stage for a new political war over the dynamics of El Salvador's homicide rate. …

Sinaloa Cartel Informants Receive Reduced Prison Sentence in Chicago

EL CHAPO / 28 JAN 2015

Two former Sinaloa Cartel operatives turned informants have received reduced prison sentences in Chicago in exchange for their testimony, which offered an unprecedented level of information on the inner workings…

What Is Driving Maritime Drug Trafficking in LatAm?

CARIBBEAN / 28 JAN 2015

In her book Mares de Cocaina (Seas of Cocaine), author Ana Lilia Perez explores how and why maritime drug trafficking has become the most common form for Latin American criminal groups to…

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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. …