Archive: Feb 2015

The Metrics of War: Peru’s Guerrilla Conflict

PERU / 3 FEB 2015

IDL-Reporteros looks at the casualties suffered during Peru's guerrilla conflict in the so-called VRAEM region over a 30-year period, highlighting changing strategies, as well as successes and setbacks, in relation…

A Snapshot of Honduras’ Most Powerful Street Gangs

BARRIO 18 / 2 FEB 2015

Figures compiled by a Honduras newspaper provide an illustration of the strongholds and scale of the country's two most powerful street gangs, the MS13 and the Barrio 18.

El Salvador’s Catholic Church Talks of ‘Dialogue’ With Gangs

BARRIO 18 / 2 FEB 2015

Representatives of the Catholic Church have opened dialogue with gang leaders in El Salvador, which could point to a wider swath of Church leaders willing to support talks than during…

Bolivia Open to Working with DEA: Minister

BOLIVIA / 2 FEB 2015

The Bolivian government expressed an interest in exchanging intelligence with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the agency that President Evo Morales famously expelled from the country in 2008.

Violence Persists in Colombia Port City, Despite Military Surge

COLOMBIA / 2 FEB 2015

The Colombian port city of Buenaventura is once again on high alert after the discovery of clandestine graves and dismembered bodies, raising questions as to whether last year's militarization 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. …

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InSight Crime – Ten Years of Investigating Organized Crime in the Americas

FEATURED / 2 NOV 2020

In early 2009, Steven Dudley was in Medellín, Colombia. His assignment: speak to a jailed paramilitary leader in the Itagui prison, just south of the city. Following his interview inside…