Archive: Mar 2015

Brazil Creates New Specialist Unit to Combat Illegal Logging

BRAZIL / 12 MAR 2015

The Brazilian government has launched a new anti-logging security force unit in an attempt to tackle a lucrative criminal trade that has turned Brazil into one of the most dangerous…

Political Candidate in Mexico Murdered as Elections Near

MEXICO / 12 MAR 2015

A mayoral candidate in Mexico's turbulent state of Guerrero was found dead draped in a threatening message from a local criminal organization, a case that reveals the importance of political…

The UN’s Top Recommendations for Ending Torture in Mexico

HUMAN RIGHTS / 12 MAR 2015

At the end of a report that describes "disturbing" levels of impunity around torture cases in Mexico, the United Nations offers dozens of recommendations to combat the problem, the majority…

Brazil Toughens Legislation on Femicides

BRAZIL / 12 MAR 2015

Brazil has strengthened and broadened existing legislation on femicides, but the new law is no guarantee authorities can lower the country's high rate of violence against women.

Argentina Gang Thrived off Fake Kidnappings

ARGENTINA / 11 MAR 2015

Authorities in Argentina recently dismantled a criminal group dedicated to fake kidnappings, a trend seen in other parts of Latin America where low-level criminals, rather than gangs, are relying on…

Gang Leader in Mexico’s Most Violent City Captured

MEXICO / 11 MAR 2015

Mexican authorities have captured the head of a second-tier criminal organization in the coastal city of Acapulco, but his arrest is unlikely to improve security in the country's most violent…

Suriname President’s Son Sentenced for Terrorism, Drug Trafficking

ELITES AND CRIME / 11 MAR 2015

A US court sentenced Dino Bouterse, the son of Suriname's president, to over 16 years in prison for terrorism and drug trafficking charges in a case that illustrates the extent…

Urban Violence and the Future of Security in LatAm

COLOMBIA / 11 MAR 2015

As cities in Latin America continue to expand, urban violence has become a principal indicator of a nation's overall level of security. InSight Crime looks at how Colombia has become…

Will FARC Commander’s Killing Rock Colombia’s Peace Talks?

COLOMBIA / 10 MAR 2015

Colombian security forces have killed a long serving FARC commander who coordinated international drug shipments and colluded with paramilitary successor groups, in a move that could slow the progress of…

US Sanctions High-Ranking Venezuela Officials

ELITES AND CRIME / 10 MAR 2015

The United States has sanctioned seven Venezuelan government officials for their role in human rights violations, as political violence and unrest continues to roil the country.

It’s Time for Mexico to Change How it Pursues Drug Lords

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 10 MAR 2015

The recent detention of Servando “La Tuta” Gomez and Omar “Z42” Treviño was arguably the culmination of Mexico's high-value target strategy. However, the real work for Mexico's security apparatus has…

Over 200 Gangs Active in Panama

PANAMA / 10 MAR 2015

Panama is continuing to struggle to confront its active and sizeable gang presence, prompting President Juan Carlos Varela to call for international cooperation in combating organized crime.

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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. …