Archive: Mar 2016

Mexico Military Court Acquits Soldiers Accused of Massacre

HUMAN RIGHTS / 31 MAR 2016

A Mexican military court acquitted all but one of seven soldiers in a prominent human rights case involving alleged military abuse, a serious blow to the credibility of military justice…

Acapulco Businesses Call for Peace Pact w/ Organized Crime

EXTORTION / 31 MAR 2016

Business leaders in Acapulco are calling for a peace pact among citizens, the government and organized crime leaders, a desperate move that underscores the government's inability to reduce violence and…

Honduras Congress Approves Anti-Impunity Commission

ELITES AND CRIME / 31 MAR 2016

Honduras' National Congress approved an international commission charged with tackling corruption that has been in the works for months, a strong show of political support for the region's newest anti-impunity…

FARC Peace Talks Provide Model, Few Shortcuts for ELN Negotiations

COLOMBIA / 30 MAR 2016

Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas have announced the start of formal peace negotiations, but the government's lengthy peace process with rebel group the FARC cautions against expecting a quick resolution…

Standoff Between Gangs, Government Deepens in El Salvador

BARRIO 18 / 30 MAR 2016

El Salvador's government is pushing ahead with measures to get tough on gangs despite a drop in killings over the past few days ordered by gang leaders in an attempt…

Ex-Honduras President Lobo Confronts Rumors About Him, Family

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 MAR 2016

Former Honduras President Porfirio Lobo denied rumors that he had turned himself in to United States authorities or was facing extradition from Honduras to face charges of drug trafficking in…

How Brazil’s Odebrecht Laundered Bribe Money

BRAZIL / 30 MAR 2016

In this article -- the product of collaboration between IDL-Reporteros, Caretas, and La Prensa in Panama -- investigators analyze how corrupt officials from Brazilian firm Odebrecht S.A. allegedly laundered bribe…

Venezuela-Colombia Border Could See Rise in Drug Trafficking

COLOMBIA / 30 MAR 2016

A recent report on drug trafficking in Venezuelan border state Zulia draws attention to a key cocaine corridor that may become increasingly active in the near future.

El Salvador Govt Helped Strengthen Gangs: Gang Leader

EL SALVADOR / 29 MAR 2016

In an interview with investigative news website El Faro, an unidentified gang leader asserts that El Salvador's political parties offered gang leaders special benefits in exchange for votes.

Guatemala Ex-President Blames Legal Woes on US

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 MAR 2016

Arrested former Guatemala President Otto Pérez Molina has professed his innocence in the corruption scandal that cost him the presidency, claiming that the US government influenced the investigation.

Mexico, Colombia Groups Compete for US Heroin Market

COLOMBIA / 29 MAR 2016

Criminal organizations based in Mexico are challenging the traditional dominance of Colombian groups over the heroin market in the eastern United States, signaling shifts in drug production and trafficking patterns…

El Salvador Gang Leaders Order End to Killing

BARRIO 18 / 28 MAR 2016

Purported gang leaders in El Salvador have instructed rank and file members to stop committing homicides, but it's unclear if the gangs possess the organizational cohesion to adhere to the…

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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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4 FEB 2021

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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. …