Archive: Jun 2016

Lawyers for Mexico’s ‘El Chapo’ Slow Extradition Process

EL CHAPO / 30 JUN 2016

The legal team of infamous Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has temporarily stalled his extradition to the United States in a move that may be part of…

Massive Bust Shows Italian Mafia Role in LatAm Drug Trade

BRAZIL / 30 JUN 2016

Colombian, Italian and US authorities collaborated in a massive round-up of nearly 150 suspected members of a multicontinental drug trafficking ring, highlighting the deep links between Italian criminal organizations and…

US Charges Honduras Police in Drug Scheme with Ex-President’s Son

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 JUN 2016

The United States has brought drug trafficking charges against six members of the Honduran National Police in connection with a case involving the son of an ex-president, a sign of…

CentAm Authorities Break Up Massive Migrant Smuggling Ring

GUATEMALA / 30 JUN 2016

Authorities across Central America have dismantled a migrant smuggling network that spanned from Brazil to Mexico, a remarkable sting operation that comes amid heightened US concerns of potential terrorists using…

Negative Effects of Informal Gold Mining in Colombia Widespread: Report

COLOMBIA / 29 JUN 2016

The findings of a recent report highlight the disastrous environmental impacts of unregulated gold mining in Colombia and its geographical correlation with coca cultivation, two criminal economies the country must now…

Honduras Police Reform Commission Finds More Crimes

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 JUN 2016

A member of a commission set up to purge Honduras' National Police said the reform effort has found more evidence of hit squads and other criminal enterprises within…

Olympic Security Situation in Brazil Causing Concern

AMIGOS DOS AMIGOS / 29 JUN 2016

Amid an uptick in violent crime and deepening economic crisis, Brazilian officials plan to secure Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics with the deployment of 85,000 soldiers and police. While…

FARC Concentration Zones May Help Prevent Recycled Violence

COLOMBIA / 29 JUN 2016

The recently announced concentration zones where FARC guerrillas will gather upon the signing of a peace agreement with Colombia's government provide the two sides an opportunity to prevent the continuation of…

Report Highlights Importance of Trade-Based Money Laundering

MONEY LAUNDERING / 28 JUN 2016

A new report from the US Congressional Research Service details the importance of trade-based money laundering for criminal networks in Latin America and outlines some of the ways the region's…

Guatemala Struggles to Prosecute Extortion in Capital

EXTORTION / 28 JUN 2016

A recent report on extortion in Guatemala indicates that the criminal practice is mostly an urban phenomenon perpetrated by gang members who act with little fear of consequence. …

El Salvador Inmates Using WhatsApp for Extortion: Official

EL SALVADOR / 28 JUN 2016

Inmates in El Salvador are reportedly conducting extortion operations via smartphones despite new measures to curb the criminal activity, showcasing how criminals continue to find new ways to skirt government regulations…

Elites, Organized Crime Share Long History in Tamaulipas, Mexico

ELITES AND CRIME / 28 JUN 2016

The future of the recently elected governor in Tamaulipas, one of Mexico’s most criminally infested states, depends on punishing his predecessors for past sins of corruption and collusion with…

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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. …