Archive: Nov 2016

Venezuela Massacre Highlights Sweeping Security Force Violence

SECURITY POLICY / 30 NOV 2016

The recent massacre of 12 youths in Venezuela is widely suspected to have been perpetrated by military officials as part of an ongoing offensive against crime, in the latest example…

Peru Prosecutor’s Murder Underscores Threats to Judiciary

PERU / 30 NOV 2016

Judiciary officials in Peru have demanded increased protection from authorities following the murder of a prosecutor, suggesting threats and intimidation by criminal groups are negatively impacting the functioning of the…

New Embezzlement Allegations Against Fugitive Fmr Mexico Governor

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 NOV 2016

New details have surfaced relating to the alleged embezzlement of fugitive former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte, highlighting a lack of institutional capacity to prevent and punish corrupt politicians…

How the MS13 Got Its Foothold in Transnational Drug Trafficking

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR / 30 NOV 2016

Throughout the continent, the debate on whether or not the Mara Salvatrucha (MS13) gang is working with or for drug traffickers continues. In this investigation, journalist Carlos García tells the…

Lack of State Control Credited With Rise of El Salvador Death Squad

EL SALVADOR / 29 NOV 2016

Numerous sources told Al Jazeera that the authorities' inability to reduce crime in El Salvador has contributed to the rise of a shadowy group dedicated to killing suspected gang members,…

Report Slams Colombia’s Failure to Control Prison Overcrowding

COLOMBIA / 29 NOV 2016

A report by Colombia's Comptroller General details the state's failure to control runaway overcrowding in prisons despite major investments, highlighting the deep-rooted issues that Latin American states consistently fail to…

A Third of Argentina Money Laundering Cases Linked to Drug Trafficking

ARGENTINA / 29 NOV 2016

Official data from Argentina's Attorney General's Office indicates that more than a third of money laundering cases since 2013 were linked to drug trafficking, a figure which highlights an important…

Mexico Human Rights Case Brings Drug War to International Court

HUMAN RIGHTS / 29 NOV 2016

An international human rights court will see its first case of a forced disappearance related to the so-called "drug war" in Mexico, exerting pressure on a country that continues to…

Stolen Guns Fuel El Salvador Black Market for Arms

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 28 NOV 2016

More than four guns were stolen every day in El Salvador over the last six years, according to a new report that highlights one of the sources of black market…

Perceptions of Security Worsen for Average Mexicans: Poll

MEXICO / 28 NOV 2016

Perceptions of insecurity in Mexico have worsened year on year, and more people than ever since the start of the drug war think the government crackdown is making the country…

Report Breaks Down 15 Years of Bloodshed in Colombia’s Murder Capital

COLOMBIA / 28 NOV 2016

A new analysis of 15 years of homicide statistics in Colombia's most violent city, Cali, highlights the direct correlation between underworld evolutions and violence in the country.

Challenging the Cocaine Figures, Part III: Peru

COCA / 28 NOV 2016

At first glance, estimates of Peru's coca cultivation and eradication figures simply don't add up, which has led to claims of statistical manipulation. InSight Crime takes a closer look at…

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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. …