Archive: Jul 2015

Mexico Court Approves US Extradition Request for El Chapo

EL CHAPO / 31 JUL 2015

A Mexico City judge has accepted a US extradition request for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a sharp turn from Mexico's previous stance on sending the fugitive drug lord to the…

Colombia Paramilitary Leader ‘El Aleman’ Released From Prison

AUC / 31 JUL 2015

A former Colombian paramilitary leader with extensive links to organized crime has been released from prison, which may have significant consequences for Colombia's underworld and the country's largest…

To Find El Chapo, Mexico Enlists Colombia’s Escobar-Hunters

COLOMBIA / 31 JUL 2015

To aid in the search for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico has solicited advice from the Colombian officials who hunted Pablo Escobar -- an attention-grabbing move that is nonetheless unlikely…

El Salvador Govt, Gangs Locked in Deadly Game of Chicken

BARRIO 18 / 30 JUL 2015

A gang-enforced transportation strike in El Salvador has now left seven bus drivers dead, raising doubts about how long the government can refuse to meet the demands of the street…

Peru Declares Premature Victory in Major Coca Producing Region

PERU / 30 JUL 2015

Peru's president has declared that drug traffickers are no longer a "parallel power" in a major coca producing valley that has long been a guerrilla stronghold for the Shining Path.

Adding Up Latin America’s Anti-Corruption Protests

BRAZIL / 30 JUL 2015

Anti-corruption movements across Latin America has been a key development in 2015, and has shaken political elites from Guatemala to Brazil. Security analyst James Bosworth breaks down how these ongoing…

Mexico Reviews Low Asset Seizure Rate

JUDICIAL REFORM / 29 JUL 2015

The Mexican Senate is looking at ways to improve the nation's ability to seize assets from organized criminal groups, as the justice system has proved largely unable to do…

Ex-Officer: Brazil Military Police Creates ‘Monsters’

BRAZIL / 29 JUL 2015

A former military police officer in Brazil talks about the culture of violence that permeates the force, and how this can dehumanize those who initially joined in order to serve…

Peru Legislative Decrees Raise Security-Privacy Debate

PERU / 29 JUL 2015

New legislative decrees in Peru aimed at improving the government's ability to combat organized crime have also stirred debate over the balance between security and the right to privacy.

Gang-Enforced Bus Strike Increases Pressure on El Salvador Govt

BARRIO 18 / 28 JUL 2015

El Salvador’s gangs have reportedly enforced a transportation strike, paralyzing capital city San Salvador as they attempt to push the government into a new round of truce negotiations.

39 Women, Children ‘Rescued’ from Peru’s Shining Path

GENDER AND CRIME / 28 JUL 2015

Authorities in Peru say security forces have rescued a record number of women and children from the Shining Path, drawing attention to the insurgent group's alleged recruitment practices. …

‘Drug Flights Entering Bolivia From Paraguay, Argentina’

BOLIVIA / 28 JUL 2015

According to Bolivia's top anti-drug official, criminal groups have developed new international drug trafficking routes through the country. Alongside the release of new drug seizure statistics, this all points…

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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. …