Archive: Sep 2017

US Accuses MS13 Member of Directing East Coast Gang Cells From El Salvador

EL SALVADOR / 29 SEP 2017

On September 20 in a Boston federal court, the US Department of Justice charged Edwin Mancía Flores, alias "Shugar," with involvement in a racketeering conspiracy related to the MS13 gang. But…

Colombia Military Kills Dissident FARC Commander as Peace Implementation Falters

COLOMBIA / 29 SEP 2017

Dissidents of Colombia's FARC guerrilla group have suffered their most significant blow to date in a military operation that lead to the death of a guerrilla commander who refused to…

Weekly InSight: El Salvador’s Dany Romero – Gang Leader, Activist, or Both?

EL SALVADOR / 28 SEP 2017

In our September 28 Facebook Live session, senior editor Mike LaSusa spoke with freelance journalist Nicholas Phillips about his recent investigation into the life of Dany Romero, and how Romero's…

US Offers $5 Million Reward for Mexico’s Other ‘Chapo’

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 28 SEP 2017

The US government has offered a $5 million reward for the capture of a Mexican drug trafficker who has kept a low profile while allegedly playing a major…

Honduras Seizes Millions More in Assets Linked to Cachiros

CACHIROS / 28 SEP 2017

Authorities in Honduras have reportedly seized millions of dollars worth of property linked to the Cachiros drug trafficking network, in the latest blow to the debilitated criminal structure.

Colombia’s FARC Pressures Government to Comply With Peace Obligations

COLOMBIA / 27 SEP 2017

Colombia's FARC guerrilla group is putting pressure on the government to comply with promises made under last year's peace agreement at a critical moment in the implementation process,…

Former Boss of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel Pleads Guilty to US Drug Charges

EL COSS / 27 SEP 2017

A former leader of the Gulf Cartel has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in the United States, a reminder that the once-powerful crime group has all but disappeared…

US Ambassador: FARC ‘Have Not Complied’ With Colombia Peace Deal

COCA / 27 SEP 2017

The US ambassador to Colombia publicly aired his country's main grievances with regard to Colombia's peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group, adding to growing pressure from the United States…

Mass Displacements on the Rise as Colombia’s War Recedes

COLOMBIA / 27 SEP 2017

Monitoring groups in Colombia say the number of mass displacements in the country has increased in 2017 despite the end of the conflict between the state and the FARC guerrillas,…

Panama Mayor Linked to Transnational Drug Trafficking Organization

PANAMA / 26 SEP 2017

Authorities in Panama have linked the mayor of a seemingly sleepy seaside town to a transnational drug trafficking organization, suggesting homegrown Panamanian groups may be deepening their role in…

‘Most Wanted’ Peru Drug Trafficker Captured in Brazil

BOLIVIA / 26 SEP 2017

The arrest in Brazil of a wanted drug trafficker from Peru who was on the run for more than a decade illustrates how trafficking dynamics have evolved in Peru's coca-producing…

Obstructed Justice in Mexico: Ayotzinapa Three Years Later

AYOTZINAPA / 26 SEP 2017

It remains unclear exactly how 43 students from a rural teacher's college in Mexico disappeared three years ago. And much of what is known about the case has come…

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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. …