Archive: Jun 2015

Bolivia to Launch Police Corruption Law

BOLIVIA / 30 JUN 2015

Bolivia plans to create a new law aimed at tackling corruption within the national police force, which could prove timely given the nation's rising importance in the cocaine trade. …

Insecurity Shuts Down Businesses in Guerrero, Mexico

MEXICO / 28 JUN 2015

Fears of insecurity in Mexico's Guerrero state are reportedly pushing businesses both large and small to shut down or relocate, highlighting the deep economic toll that organized crime is taking…

Arrests of Police Officials Latest Scandal to Hit Guatemala

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 JUN 2015

Adding to an already long list of corruption scandals in Guatemala, authorities have dismantled an alleged corruption network within the Guatemalan national police force -- an agency that was supposed…

Surge of Detainees in Mexico Suggests Violence Still Fueling Child Migration

DISPLACEMENT / 25 JUN 2015

The number of Central American child migrants detained in Mexico increased by nearly 50 percent during the first part of 2015, suggesting high levels of gang violence in the Northern…

Who Are the Urabeños Leaders Indicted by the US?

COLOMBIA / 24 JUN 2015

The United States has unsealed indictments against over a dozen alleged leaders of the Urabeños, a clear sign the US government is committed to dismantling the most powerful criminal organization…

‘Argentine Officials Complicit in Cocaine Lab Ring’

ARGENTINA / 23 JUN 2015

A former government advisor has asserted that corrupt officials have allowed a Peruvian-run criminal group to flourish in Buenos Aires and produce millions of dollars worth of cocaine. …

Report: Few El Salvador Homicides Involve Gang Members

BARRIO 18 / 23 JUN 2015

A new investigative report calls into question whether recent violence in El Salvador is mainly the result of confrontations between gangs.

Fighting Phone Scams, Violence in Jamaica

CARIBBEAN / 23 JUN 2015

"The biggest headache is getting the men to walk away from certain things," says Adenike Stephenson, when asked what was the most difficult part of her job as regional coordinator…

Colombia to Extradite Suspected Urabeños-Zetas Middleman

COLOMBIA / 22 JUN 2015

In a case that exemplifies why the Urabeños remain Colombia's pre-eminent drug trafficking organization, Colombia is set to extradite an alleged Urabeño intermediary with Mexican criminal groups to the US. …

El Salvador Proposed Security Tax Stirs Controversy

EL SALVADOR / 22 JUN 2015

The controversy over a new, proposed security tax highlights the deep divides over what path El Salvador should take in its ongoing fight against organized crime.

Inside Guatemala’s Animal Trafficking Trade

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 22 JUN 2015

"The great green macaw is extinct in the wild. It only exists in captivity now," says Fernando Martinez, director of the ARCAS wildlife rescue center, as he walks amongst the…

Cattle Rustling A Growing Concern in Nicaragua

CONTRABAND / 19 JUN 2015

Nicaragua's government is facing growing calls to combat illegal livestock trafficking, an activity that frequently goes hand in hand with other types of organized crime in the region. …

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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. …