Archive: Dec 2015

InSight Crime Game Changers 2015 – The Year of Corruption and Organized Crime

BRAZIL / 31 DEC 2015

Welcome to InSight Crime's Game Changers 2015, where we highlight the year's most important trends in organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. This year saw some potentially game…

In ‘Postwar’ Ciudad Juarez, Children are Still in Serious Danger

HUMAN RIGHTS / 30 DEC 2015

The almost unimaginable violence and shocking murder rates that turned Ciudad Juarez into the most dangerous place on earth for most of the administration of former Mexico President Felipe Calderon…

Courting El Salvador’s Puppet Master

EL SALVADOR / 29 DEC 2015

Revista Factum has obtained access to emails written by the businessman Jose Aquiles Enrique Rais Lopez. He is the owner of El Salvador's waste management company MIDES, and of a…

How Violence, Crime Drives Migration from Colombia to Chile

CHILE / 28 DEC 2015

A new barrier to Latin American integration has emerged in northern Chile. People who wish to reach this southern nation are increasingly confronted by xenophobia, abuse of authority and a…

In Acapulco Schools, Math is Hard; Gunfights are Harder

MEXICO / 25 DEC 2015

In Acapulco, Mexico, access to school grounds is limited, and children share the playground with uniformed security personnel carrying automatic weapons. Black ribbons adorn doors to mourn teachers killed by…

Did El Salvador’s Attorney General Protect ‘Chepe Diablo’?

CHEPE DIABLO / 24 DEC 2015

In this article, the role of El Salvador Attorney General Luis Martinez in obstructing investigations into the Texis Cartel, and its supposed leader "Chepe Diablo," come under scrutiny…

How Crime Affects Mexico’s Housing Prices

MEXICO / 23 DEC 2015

A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank finds that violence disproportionately affects the real estate value of homes in poor neighborhoods in Mexico, an illustration of how crime exacerbates…

Militias in Mexico: Citizens’ Security or Further Conflict Escalation?

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 22 DEC 2015

This article explores the security and political effects of militia forces that emerged in Mexico in recent years in reaction to violent organized crime, most prominently in the states of…

The ‘Bloodhounds’ Searching for Mass Graves in Guerrero, Mexico

AYOTZINAPA / 21 DEC 2015

Once silenced by fear, the families of some 400 victims who have been forcibly disappeared in and around the Guerrero city of Iguala, Mexico have organized and conducted weekly searches…

5 Takeaways from US Congress Northern Triangle Aid Package

EL SALVADOR / 18 DEC 2015

The United States Congress included $750 million for the Northern Triangle countries in its annual budget. The amount is below what the White House requested as part of an…

Prosecution Gaffe Absolves Colombia Paramilitary of Drug Trafficking

AUC / 18 DEC 2015

The Colombian Supreme Court has absolved a former paramilitary leader of drug trafficking charges, reigniting doubts about the country's willingness and ability to administer justice to its most renowned war…

Peru Eradicates Record Amount of Coca in 2015

COCA / 18 DEC 2015

Anti-drug authorities in Peru eradicated a record amount of coca in 2015, but this achievement is unlikely to have a major impact on the regional drug trade.

Institutional Content

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Strategic Communications Manager Job Description

12 FEB 2021

InSight Crime is looking for a full-time strategic communications manager. This person needs to be able to work in a fast-paced world of daily news, high-profile investigations, national and international…

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We Have Updated Our Website

4 FEB 2021

Welcome to our new home page. We have revamped the site to create a better display and reader experience.

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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…

ANALYSIS

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. …