Archive: Jul 2017

Brazil Military Deployment in Rio Shows Past Failures of Militarization

BRAZIL / 31 JUL 2017

Brazil's defense minister has announced a new phase of security operations in Rio de Janeiro that will involve a massive military deployment, a strategy often used throughout Latin America…

Son of Captured Sinaloa Cartel Leader Surrenders to US

MEXICO / 31 JUL 2017

One of the leaders of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel has turned himself in to US authorities in what could be the latest sign of fragmentation in the group's upper…

Despite Peace Talks, Colombia’s ELN Guerrillas Continue Expansion

COLOMBIA / 31 JUL 2017

When Latin America's oldest insurgency, the FARC, officially becomes a political party, their cousins in the ELN will assume the status of Colombia's most powerful guerrilla army. But while the…

US, El Salvador Tough Talk on Security Distracts From Core Issues

EL SALVADOR / 28 JUL 2017

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is visiting El Salvador to discuss regional anti-gang operations, as politicians in both countries push a hardline approach that may prove popular with much of…

Honduras Tycoon Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in US

CACHIROS / 28 JUL 2017

One of Honduras' most powerful and politically-connected business tycoons, Yani Rosenthal, has pleaded guilty to a money laundering charge in the United States, suggesting the possibility that he could…

Haiti’s Revived Military Could Pose More Security Risks Than Solutions

CARIBBEAN / 28 JUL 2017

Haiti is reconstituing its previously disbanded army after more than two decades, amid concerns about growing insecurity as a United Nations peacekeeping force is set to withdraw later this year.

Former Tijuana Cartel Hitman’s Memoir Keeps Crime Group in the Background

MEXICO / 28 JUL 2017

In "Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man," former Tijuana Cartel enforcer Martin Corona traces his rise through the ranks of the hegemonic crime group during the 1990s, but includes surprisingly few revelations…

Weekly InSight: Mexico Organized Crime in Film and TV, Fact vs. Fiction

MEXICO / 27 JUL 2017

In our July 27 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Deborah Bonello spoke with Gerardo Reyes, the vice president of the investigative unit at Univision, about film and television portrayals of…

New US Sanctions Hit Top Venezuela Officials With Criminal Ties

CARTEL DE LOS SOLES / 27 JUL 2017

The latest round of sanctions by the United States against high-ranking Venezuelan officials claim to punish human rights abuses, but several of these powerful figures have also contributed to the…

Sentenced Without Conviction: A Tale of Pretrial Detention in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 27 JUL 2017

On April 3, 2014, a dozen plainclothes police officers crashed through the door of Norbert Reinhart's Medellín apartment brandishing an arrest warrant for murder. Over three years later, and Reinhart…

Jamaica to Initiate Security Crackdown as Murders Surge

CARIBBEAN / 26 JUL 2017

Jamaica has passed a law allowing the army and police to launch special operations in crime hotspots following a spike in murders, but this aggressive security strategy shifts away…

DEA Agents Posed as FARC to Net International Arms Trafficker

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 26 JUL 2017

A man from the Ivory Coast has pleaded guilty in a US court to offering support to undercover DEA agents posing as members of Colombia's FARC guerrilla group, raising questions…

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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. …