Archive: Aug 2016

Honduras Extortionists are Targeting Bigger Companies

EXTORTION / 31 AUG 2016

Honduras' private sector is calling for police to step up action against extortion in response to a series of aggressive attacks by criminals seeking payments from larger companies, an apparent…

Mexico Suffers More Deaths Than War-Torn Iraq, Afghanistan

INFOGRAPHICS / 31 AUG 2016

Data from the 2016 Global Peace Index Report indicates that Mexico’s internal conflict led to approximately 33,000 deaths in 2015, a figure higher than those of war-torn countries such as…

Colombia, FARC Peace Deal: Amnesty for Organized Crime?

COLOMBIA / 31 AUG 2016

The Colombian government has finally reached a peace deal with the country's main guerrilla group, but a number of questions remain when it comes to the provisions of the agreement…

Argentina Ups its Game in Drug Precursor Chemical Seizures

ARGENTINA / 31 AUG 2016

Argentina reportedly seized over 700 tons of precursor chemicals used in drug production during the first seven months of 2016, a clear sign that authorities are taking steps to clamp…

Mexico Police Chief’s Firing a Rare Response to Excessive Force

HUMAN RIGHTS / 30 AUG 2016

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has fired the country's Federal Police chief following a damning report by Mexico's top human rights agency, which found the force responsible for the extrajudicial…

‘Largest Ever’ Cash Seizure Made on US-Mexico Border

MEXICO / 30 AUG 2016

Authorities in San Diego County, California, have reportedly made the area's largest-ever cash seizure, drawing attention to the role of bulk cash smuggling as a simple yet enduringly popular money…

Colombia’s Wild East: a Cocaine Hub Without a Capo

COCAINE / 30 AUG 2016

The Colombian government claims it has forced the country's main criminal organization out of the remote Eastern Plains region, but the area's strategic value as a cocaine production and trafficking…

Corruption Makes Peru Prison a Good Place to Commit Crimes

PERU / 29 AUG 2016

Prosecutors in Peru say a criminal group co-opted police and judicial officials so that it could continue running its operations from behind bars, an illustration of how corruption has helped…

Suspected Guerrilla Ambush Leaves 8 Paraguay Soldiers Dead

EPP / 29 AUG 2016

Authorities believe that a rebel group was behind the recent killing of eight soldiers in northern Paraguay in a deadly ambush that reveals the enduring security threat posed by the…

Why Is Nicaragua 7 Times Less Violent Than Honduras?

HONDURAS / 29 AUG 2016

A newspaper in violence-plagued Honduras investigated why Nicaragua enjoyed a much lower homicide rate and credited its neighbor's relatively professional and efficient police force for keeping the peace. But the answer…

Organized Crime a Player When it Comes to Match Fixing

INFOGRAPHICS / 29 AUG 2016

A new guidebook published by the United Nations highlights the links between organized crime and match fixing in sports, and it offers suggestions for the relevant authorities about how to…

Venezuela Government Hostage to Out of Control Prisons

EXTORTION / 26 AUG 2016

Convicts were able to force the Venezuelan government to transfer more than 2,500 detainees to their prison for the express purpose of collecting extortion payments from them in a case…

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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. …