Archive: Oct 2016

International Human Smuggling Ring Dismantled in Peru and Chile

CHILE / 31 OCT 2016

A multi-country operation has dismantled a human smuggling ring described as the largest criminal organization bringing Dominican migrants to Chile, as those fleeing physical and economic insecurity continue to seek…

Atlantic Cartel

HONDURAS / 2017-08-28 14:09:31

The Atlantic Cartel is a Honduran drug trafficking organization reportedly led by Wilter Neptalí Blanco Ruíz. The group's alleged connections with high-ranking military officials, police and politicians, along with the…

Ex-President of El Salvador Arrested on Corruption Charges

EL SALVADOR / 31 OCT 2016

Former El Salvador President Elías Antonio Saca and several members of his administration have been arrested on corruption-related charges, another indication that accountability may be finally reaching the country's political elites. …

Rising Violence in Juárez, Mexico May Signal Return of Cartel War

JUAREZ CARTEL / 31 OCT 2016

Violence in Ciudad Juárez is on the rise. This year is on track to be the deadliest since 2012, signaling the possible renewal of warfare between the region's dominant criminal…

Videos Show FMLN Leaders Offering El Salvador Gangs $10 Mn in Micro-credit

BARRIO 18 / 30 OCT 2016

Two videos reveal another layer of secret negotiations between El Salvador’s ruling party, the FMLN, and leaders of the three main gangs in El Salvador. One involves the former Minister…

Opposition Protests Will Be Met With Colectivos: Venezuelan VP

COLECTIVOS / 28 OCT 2016

Venezuela's vice president has threatened to repress opposition protests with colectivos -- pro-government armed groups that are becoming increasingly criminalized -- bringing the country closer to the brink of civil…

Colombia, Mexico Presidents Discuss Security Cooperation

COLOMBIA / 28 OCT 2016

The presidents of Colombia and Mexico have promised to deepen cooperation on matters of organized crime and security as both countries continue to struggle with longstanding problems related to criminal…

Comparing Presidential Corruption Scandals in Guatemala and Brazil: Part 2

BRAZIL / 28 OCT 2016

On October 27, InSight Crime published an analysis comparing recent corruption scandals involving former presidents in Guatemala and Brazil. In addition to reporting by InSight Crime and other…

Colombia Peace Process Delayed Again After ELN Fail to Release Hostage

COLOMBIA / 27 OCT 2016

Peace talks between the government of Colombia and the country's second-largest guerrilla group have been delayed again after the rebels failed to release a high-profile hostage, a sign that the…

Murdered Guatemala Mayor Allegedly Linked to Drug Traffickers

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 OCT 2016

The assassination of a Guatemala mayor with alleged links to a drug trafficking group illustrates the links between elites and criminal groups -- and the power they can wield over local…

Spanish Navy’s Cocaine Cargo Skipped Customs Checks

CARIBBEAN / 27 OCT 2016

A military judge has indicted six Spanish military sailors and a civilian for allegedly trafficking cocaine hidden aboard a naval training ship, a rare case touching upon the often overlooked…

Over Half of Mexico Homicides Perpetrated by Organized Crime: Report

HOMICIDES / 27 OCT 2016

A study linking a percentage of Mexico's homicides to organized crime offers a different view of the rising violence depicted through government homicide figures, which do not discriminate between all…

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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. …