Archive: Mar 2015

El Salvador Sees Brutal Massacre Amid Rising Violence

EL SALVADOR / 31 MAR 2015

The recent killing of eight people in El Salvador was the kind of massacre that is a trademark of the transnational drug trade, in a country already wracked by violence…

What Peña Nieto Gets Wrong About Mexico’s Improved Security

MEXICO / 31 MAR 2015

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto has credited his administration’s security strategy for the country’s improved safety, while also asserting that police are underprepared to confront organized crime; both questionable claims…

Paraguay’s Lonely Anti-Drug Prosecutor

PARAGUAY / 31 MAR 2015

The department of Amambay in Paraguay only has one prosecutor currently working on drug cases, raising questions about the ability of authorities to effectively prosecute these crimes in a key…

Child Trafficking: From Ecuador to the US, Through Hell

ECUADOR / 31 MAR 2015

Ecuadorian children are leaving, by the dozens, for the United States. They don't carry visas and they pack light. …

Reports of Migrant Kidnapping in Mexico Up 1000%

KIDNAPPING / 31 MAR 2015

Reports of migrant kidnapping in Mexico have increased dramatically over a single year, a phenomenon that may be linked to increased migration from Central America, rising kidnapping rates in Mexico,…

US Fears of Terrorist-Criminal Nexus in Latin America Resurface

US/MEXICO BORDER / 30 MAR 2015

US military commanders are revisiting old concerns that Iranian-backed terrorist groups are operating in Latin America and profiting from the regional drug trade, a somewhat exaggerated fear that nonetheless offers…

Vigilante Justice Popular Across Latin America: Report

VIGILANTES / 30 MAR 2015

A recent study shows an alarmingly high support for vigilante justice in numerous countries in the Americas, a phenomenon linked to a lack of faith in often corrupt and inefficient…

Experts Warn of Challenges to Mexico’s Judicial Reform Rollout

JUDICIAL REFORM / 30 MAR 2015

Two investigators recently sat down to discuss Mexico's ongoing judicial reforms, highlighting several shortcomings related to juvenile detention and police procedures that threaten to undermine new policies set to be…

The Guatemalan Trafficker Who Confessed to the DEA

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 MAR 2015

Marllory Chacon Rossell pleaded guilty on December 12, 2014 to drug trafficking charges in Miami, but she had been collaborating with the DEA and the US Attorney's Office in Florida…

Case Against Ex-Uribe Security Chief Goes to Trial in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 27 MAR 2015

A prosecutor in Colombia will press forward with charges alleging ex-President Alvaro Uribe's security chief helped a convicted drug trafficker launder money, highlighting longstanding accusations that have been leveled against…

Putting Salacious DEA Sex Party Report in Perspective

SECURITY POLICY / 27 MAR 2015

The new report by the US Department of Justice on the sexual misconduct of four law enforcement agencies is full of smutty details that may yet seriously impact their credibility…

Tracking Hidden Graves Across Mexico

MEXICO / 27 MAR 2015

A government report gives a sense of the number of clandestine graves across Mexico, drawing further attention to the government's flawed procedures for tracking disappearances.  …

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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. …