Archive: Sep 2015

Top Suspect Gives Up Former Guatemala President, Vice President

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 SEP 2015

An alleged top member of the customs fraud ring in Guatemala known as "La Linea" has incriminated former President Otto Perez Molina and Vice President Roxana Baldetti, an ominous sign…

How Escape Tunnel of Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ Was Made

EL CHAPO / 30 SEP 2015

Compiling information on the methods likely used by those digging the tunnel that Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped prison through, this detailed infographic presents the tools…

About That Handshake Between FARC Leader, Colombia President…

FARC / 30 SEP 2015

On September 23, guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) reached a key agreement with the Colombian government about how to approach transitional justice in a post-conflict scenario.

El Salvador Debates Security Tax for Cell Phones

EL SALVADOR / 30 SEP 2015

Several proposals meant to raise money for El Salvador's security initiatives -- including a so-called cell phone "tax" -- have generated significant controversy. This suggests that as bad as things…

What’s Behind the Convictions for Mexico’s ‘Heaven’ Massacre

MEXICO / 29 SEP 2015

The conviction of three men involved in a prominent Mexico City massacre marks the official conclusion to a case that called attention to rising crime and judicial shortcomings in the…

Drug Lord’s Death May Rock Eastern Colombia

COLOMBIA / 29 SEP 2015

Police have killed a major drug trafficker operating in Colombia’s eastern region, possibly creating a power vacuum along important drug transit corridors leading to neighboring Venezuela and Brazil.

OAS to Create Honduras Anti-Corruption Body

HONDURAS / 29 SEP 2015

Honduras will establish an anti-corruption mission with the help of the Organization of American States (OAS), raising questions about whether this new initiative can replicate the success -- and avoid…

El Salvador: More Weapons, More Recruits, More Chaos

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 29 SEP 2015

The demand for illicit weapons in El Salvador has surged to such an extent that it has impacted the black market in neighboring Guatemala. Raul Mijango, perhaps the last supporter…

Insecurity Persistent Problem for El Salvador Public Transit

EL SALVADOR / 29 SEP 2015

Despite security measures, thieves continue to assault users of El Salvador’s complex bus and public transportation system, demonstrating the tremendous difficulties and challenges in securing an entire public transport service.

Venezuela Believes Govt Involved in Organized Crime: Survey

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 28 SEP 2015

A Venezuelan survey indicates a growing percentage of Venezuela's population thinks state institutions are carrying out and facilitating organized crime activities.

Size of Colombia’s Demobilization Process Opens Questions

COLOMBIA / 28 SEP 2015

The large size of Colombia's potential rebel demobilization raises questions about how the government plans to determine who is a guerrilla soldier and who is not.

‘Drug Trafficking Down 72% in Honduras’

CACHIROS / 28 SEP 2015

According to an unidentified source in the Honduran security forces, drug trafficking has dropped significantly in Honduras thanks to military and intelligence work, the latest in a series of assertions…

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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. …