Archive: Jul 2016

Colombia Town Anxious Ahead of Peace Plan’s Experiment in Coca Substitution

COCA / 30 JUL 2016

Verdad Abierta presents a close-up of the small mountain town Colombia has selected to pilot an internationally-supported coca crop substitution project that will be jointly managed by…

Witness Killings Deepen Mystery in Venezuela ‘Narco Nephews’ Case

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 29 JUL 2016

At least two witnesses in a politically-charged drug case involving relatives of Venezuela's president have reportedly been murdered, raising questions about whether the so-called "narco nephews" were part of a…

Operation Involves 25 Nations in Effort Against Human Trafficking

HUMAN SMUGGLING / 29 JUL 2016

A transnational operation against human trafficking rescued more than 2,700 people and dismantled multiple smuggling rings in Latin America and elsewhere, shedding light on the complex nature of this largely…

El Salvador Authorities Expose Financial Interests of MS13 Leaders

EL SALVADOR / 29 JUL 2016

One of the largest operations ever launched against El Salvador's MS13 gang confirmed what has long been suspected -- the gang's leadership maintain extensive and sophisticated financial networks that extend…

Was Brazil Crime Boss Behind the Havoc in Paraguay Prisons?

EXTRADITION / 29 JUL 2016

A day of confusion and prison disturbances that led to the firing of Paraguay's top judicial and prison authorities may have been part of a plan by an infamous Brazilian…

Claudia Paz y Paz, On the Revolution She Started in Guatemala

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 JUL 2016

Guatemala's former Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has won her fair share of acclaim and accolades. She was a 2013 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and a high-level US…

225,000 Cars Stolen in Mexico Since 2015: Report

MEXICO / 29 JUL 2016

A new report sheds light on the scale of auto theft in Mexico, which often intersects with other illicit activities commonly carried out by criminal groups. …

FARC Rebels Pulling Out of Northern Colombia?

COLOMBIA / 28 JUL 2016

Local officials in a FARC stronghold in northern Colombia have sounded the alarm about criminal groups moving in as rebels pull out in the run-up to a peace deal, an…

Colombia Busts Fake Medicine Ring Worth Millions

COLOMBIA / 28 JUL 2016

Authorities in Colombia disbanded what they are calling one the country's biggest contraband medicine networks, providing a look into a highly profitable criminal industry that has resulted in a high…

Sinaloa Cartel Laundered Money in Colombia Using Textiles: Report

COLOMBIA / 28 JUL 2016

Mexico's most powerful drug cartel laundered illicit proceeds in Colombia via contraband clothing and footwear products, according to a new report, taking advantage of the difficulty authorities face in stopping trade-based…

Argentina Seizes 80 Tons of Precursors Along Bolivia Border

ARGENTINA / 28 JUL 2016

Authorities in Argentina seized a massive 80-ton shipment of precursor chemicals used to make cocaine just meters from the Bolivian border, highlighting the nation's importance as a supplier in the…

Criminal Groups Benefit from Mexico’s Crackdown on Migrants

US/MEXICO BORDER / 28 JUL 2016

Criminal groups and corrupt officials are the main beneficiaries of a US inspired shift in Mexico's policy that is endangering migrants, according to a new report, and the recent US…

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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. …