Archive: Apr 2017

Colombia Arrest of EPL Middleman Shows Booming Venezuela Arms Market

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 28 APR 2017

Authorities in Colombia arrested an alleged intermediary of the EPL rebel group in charge of acquiring weapons from Venezuela's military, a reminder that the current crisis in Venezuela is having…

Tensions Rise over Dissident MS13 Faction in El Salvador

EL SALVADOR / 28 APR 2017

A breakaway faction of El Salvador's MS13 gang has reportedly been the source of increasing conflict, underlining how gang rivalries and violence can contribute to cycles of retaliation.

Colombia Army Says Powerful ELN Bloc Opposed to Peace

COLOMBIA / 28 APR 2017

Colombia's government has admitted that a key ELN faction is opposed to the peace process. But while this singles out the most overtly rebellious front, there are many other red…

FARC Dissidence Could Grow Amid Missteps in Peace Deal Implementation

COLOMBIA / 28 APR 2017

A statement apparently authored by dissident fronts of Colombia's FARC suggests some guerrillas remain committed to continuing the group's armed political struggle in spite of a recent peace agreement with…

Weekly InSight: The Dominican Republic, the Caribbean’s Cocaine Bridge

CARIBBEAN / 27 APR 2017

In our April 27 Facebook Live session, Co-director Jeremy McDermott spoke with Senior Editor Mike LaSusa about InSight Crime's research and reporting on the Dominican Republic's growing role in the…

Arrests Suggest Brazilian Gangs Are Deepening Presence in Bolivia

BOLIVIA / 27 APR 2017

Recent actions carried out in Bolivia by Brazil's two most powerful prison gangs indicate these groups are looking to deepen their presence in the Andean nation as part of a…

Planned Cuts to US Foreign Aid Could Harm Security in LatAm

SECURITY POLICY / 26 APR 2017

The United States is planning massive cuts to foreign aid that could potentially have a negative impact on efforts to combat organized crime and insecurity in Latin America.

Venezuela National Assembly Targets Pro-Govt ‘Colectivos’

COLECTIVOS / 26 APR 2017

Venezuela's National Assembly launched a commission to investigate the role of government-backed militias during recent, widespread deadly protests, while calling on the army to disarm these criminalized groups known as…

Mapping of Colombia Homicide Data Reflects Regional Dynamics

COLOMBIA / 26 APR 2017

A new report by a leading Colombian think tank maps the concentration of homicides in the country's largest cities, highlighting the importance of urban areas in violence reduction strategies, both…

El Salvador Self-Defense Group Poses Potential Security Concerns

EL SALVADOR / 26 APR 2017

A self-defense group operating in a rural community of El Salvador is asking for formal legal recognition, a reminder of security concerns elsewhere in the region caused by similar non-state actors…

Former Pablo Escobar Associate Killed in Medellín, Colombia

COLOMBIA / 25 APR 2017

A former associate of Pablo Escobar was killed in Colombia's second-largest city, leading to speculation that he continued to traffic drugs long after the fall of the Medellín Cartel.

Arrests Highlight Role of Dominican Crime Groups in International Drug Trade

CARIBBEAN / 25 APR 2017

Authorities say the majority of some 20 gang members detained in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City last week were Dominican, shedding light on how the low profile…

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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. …