Archive: Oct 2015

Guatemala Ex-Congress Leader Latest To Fall in Anti-Impunity Crackdown

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 OCT 2015

Joining the former president and vice president of Guatemala in police custody is former head of Congress Pedro Muadi, accused of stealing state money in the latest example of ongoing…

‘Venezuela Failed to Notice Massive Prison Bust’

PRISONS / 30 OCT 2015

According to a report, Venezuelan prison authorities failed to notice that 27 inmates escaped in late September, more evidence of the country's dysfunctional penal system. …

Peru Tackles Money Laundering via Currency Exchange

ILLEGAL MINING / 30 OCT 2015

Peru's recent approval of fairly rudimentary monitoring of currency exchange services is one sign of how far the country has to go in its anti-money laundering efforts.

Diagnosing El Salvador’s Snowden Syndrome

CHEPE DIABLO / 30 OCT 2015

This is a story about El Salvador's Edward Snowdens, a group of police officers under investigation for leaking confidential documents, even as authorities refuse to investigate the head of the…

Argentina’s Judiciary Takes Lead in Security Reforms

ARGENTINA / 30 OCT 2015

Argentina's Supreme Court has ushered in a new political era by taking the lead in the fight against organized crime, putting pressure on whoever is selected president in November's run-off…

El Salvador Proposes Gang Rehabilitation Law

BARRIO 18 / 29 OCT 2015

Officials in El Salvador have formally proposed a gang rehabilitation law, but the country's current security conditions -- along with the mixed results of similar initiatives elsewhere in the region…

Guatemala Targets Health Care Corruption Ring

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 OCT 2015

Authorities in Guatemala arrested 11 people accused of running a corruption ring within the country's social security agency, as prosecutors continue their campaign to break up a criminal network that…

Counting Mexico City’s Security Blessings, Curses

HOMICIDES / 29 OCT 2015

Homicides in Mexico City are reportedly at their highest levels since the turn of the 21st century, a telling reminder that the capital city's status as an economic and political…

Why are There No Gangs in Berlin, El Salvador?

BARRIO 18 / 29 OCT 2015

Berlin is not one of those municipalities often presented as a territory immune to El Salvador's gang phenomenon. Berlin has more than 17,000 residents and is nestled in one of…

Is Mexico’s New Security Plan in Guerrero Doomed to Fail?

MEXICO / 28 OCT 2015

Mexico is launching a new security initiative in its most violent state, Guerrero, but doubts persist over its future success.

Arrest of El Salvador ‘Pastor’ Points to Gangs’ Social Integration

EL SALVADOR / 28 OCT 2015

Authorities in El Salvador arrested an alleged pastor for running an extortion ring on behalf of the MS13, which, if true, illustrates the extent to which the gangs have integrated…

Mexico Military Responds to Human Rights Scandals with Helmet Cameras

HUMAN RIGHTS / 28 OCT 2015

Mexico's military is to introduce body cameras for soldiers as part of efforts to rebuild a human rights record tarnished by recent scandals, but experiences elsewhere suggest such measures alone…

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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. …