Archive: Mar 2015

Colombia Sends Mixed Signals on FARC Extradition

EXTRADITION / 9 MAR 2015

Colombia's recent approval of the extradition of a rebel leader to the United States appears to contradict previous pledges and may complicate the nation's ongoing peace talks with…

Bolivia Traffickers Supplying Drug Markets in Africa, Lebanon?

BOLIVIA / 9 MAR 2015

Soaring cocaine prices in Africa and Lebanon are allegedly attracting drug trafficking organizations based in Bolivia, reflecting a diversification of drug markets but also raising questions over the actual level…

Dynamic Wife of Peru President Under Investigation, Again

MONEY LAUNDERING / 9 MAR 2015

Investigations into the wife of the Peruvian president for money laundering have been opened for a third time. While there may be political motivates for the dogged pursuit of the politically…

Ex-Bolivia Police Chief Linked to Sinaloa Cartel: Govt

BOLIVIA / 8 MAR 2015

Amid further allegation of high level narco penetration of Bolivia's police force, authorities stated that a former general worked with Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, allowing the Mexican group to expand operations…

Former Mayor Who Exposed Narco-Political Links in Paraguay Captured

PARAGUAY / 6 MAR 2015

A former mayor in eastern Paraguay, accused of ordering the killing of an investigative journalist, has been arrested in Brazil, in a case that detonated a narco-politics scandal in this…

Panama Supreme Court Judge Convicted of Corruption

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 MAR 2015

The former head of Panama’s Supreme Court will serve jail term after being found guilty on corruption charges, marking a success for the country's justice system in what is a…

Arrest of Bolivia’s Ex-Police Chief Shows Extent of Corruption

BOLIVIA / 6 MAR 2015

Authorities in Bolivia have arrested the country's former chief of police, highlighting the widespread corruption that has facilitated Bolivia's emergence as a regional drug trafficking hub.

Criminal Groups Continue to Terrorize Buenaventura: Report

COLOMBIA / 6 MAR 2015

Despite a government intervention in Buenaventura last year, Colombia's Pacific port city is still wracked by violence as criminal groups continue to kill, extort, and disappear victims, according to a…

Australia Arrests Point to Colombians Seeking New Drug Markets

COLOMBIA / 5 MAR 2015

A joint operation between security forces in Colombia and Australia has broken up an alleged drug trafficking ring, in the latest sign that Colombian organized crime is seeking to tap…

UN Drug Control Board Scolds Reform in Latin America

BELIZE / 5 MAR 2015

In its most recent report, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) -- responsible for overseeing the implementation of the United Nation’s drug conventions -- finds itself in a bind: the…

What an Extortion Call in Honduras Sounds Like

EXTORTION / 4 MAR 2015

A chilling phone call highlights some of the techniques that criminals in Honduras use to extort their victims, underscoring the ways in which extortion gangs take advantage of the country's…

Zetas Leader Z42 Reportedly Captured in Mexico

MEXICO / 4 MAR 2015

The leader of the brutal Mexican drug trafficking organization the Zetas, Alejandro "Omar" Treviño Morales, alias "Z42," was reportedly captured by Mexican federal forces on March 4 in Nuevo Leon…

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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. …