Archive: Sep 2016

Peace in Colombia Could Mean Violence in Venezuela

ELN / 30 SEP 2016

The political opposition in Venezuela has warned that Colombia's peace deal with the FARC guerrillas could lead to an influx of fighters into Venezuela, a serious concern given the rebels'…

Central America’s Street Gangs Find Space to Grow in Milan

BARRIO 18 / 30 SEP 2016

Milan is known the world over for its high-end fashion and design, but a new report brings attention to a much less favorable label the city has acquired as the…

Reports of Kidnapping in Venezuela Nearly Double in 2016

KIDNAPPING / 30 SEP 2016

The number of recorded kidnappings in Venezuela has increased by 88 percent over the last year, according to new figures, which help to quantify a security crisis that has all…

Study Shows Prison Gangs Rule Much More than Penitentiaries

BARRIO 18 / 30 SEP 2016

Prison gangs in Central America and Brazil have evolved from small predatory groups to sophisticated criminal organizations with an ability to create mayhem that extends far beyond penitentiary walls or…

Honduras Aims to Double National Police by 2022

HONDURAS / 30 SEP 2016

Honduras is looking to double its National Police within the next six years, an ambitious yet questionable plan given previous underwhelming attempts at police reform and the perennial issue of corruption.

Hostage Situation Mark of Venezuela Prison Chaos

PRISONS / 29 SEP 2016

The ongoing hostage situation in a Venezuelan jail highlights the country's chaotic penitentiary system, demonstrating how inmates not only control prisons but also have become practiced at pressuring government officials…

Is Ecuador Drawdown on Colombia Border Premature?

COLOMBIA / 29 SEP 2016

Ecuador is looking to drastically reduce its military presence along its northern border following the signing of a peace deal between the Colombian government and that country's largest rebel group,…

Illegal Mining a Golden Opportunity for Mexico Crime Groups

ILLEGAL MINING / 29 SEP 2016

A prominent Mexican activist turned government official recently called attention to the ties between organized crime and the nation's mining industry, sounding an alarm that has grown increasingly loud in…

Panama Requests Extradition of Fmr President Martinelli

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 SEP 2016

Panama's foreign ministry has formally requested that the United States extradite the country's former President Ricardo Martinelli, a move that raises questions about the Central American nation's ability to successfully…

Report Links US Drug Lobby to Opioid Epidemic

DRUG POLICY / 28 SEP 2016

A new report sheds light on how the US pharmaceutical industry has poured millions of dollars into an effort to stop public health measures aimed at curbing over-prescription of opioid…

Colombia AG Says FARC Must Declare Illicit Assets Now

COLOMBIA / 28 SEP 2016

Following the signing of a historic peace agreement, Colombia's attorney general has said the country's main guerrilla organization must declare all its assets, opening the door for future legal action…

Rio Drug Boss Killing Sparks Gang-Imposed Curfew

BRAZIL / 28 SEP 2016

The death of a top Rio de Janeiro drug trafficker at the hands of police provides insight into the relationship between one of Brazil's most powerful criminal organizations and 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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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. …