Archive: Mar 2018

In Latest Blow to Urabeños, Colombia Government Takes Down ‘El Indio’

COLOMBIA / 30 MAR 2018

With the death of “El Indio,” the Urabeños’ third-in-command, Colombian security forces have dealt another blow to the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the country, a sign that authorities…

Impunity in Children’s Home Massacre Stains Guatemala’s Justice System

GUATEMALA / 30 MAR 2018

Guatemala's child protection system was shaken to the core on March 8, 2017, but nothing seems to have changed during President Jimmy Morales' administration.

Weekly InSight: Latin America’s Odebrecht Scandal Just Keeps Growing

BRAZIL / 29 MAR 2018

In our March 29 Facebook Live session, Managing Editor Josefina Salomón and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed recent developments in a seemingly never-ending international corruption scandal involving Brazil construction giant…

Mexico Secures Rare Conviction for Journalist’s Murder

ELITES AND CRIME / 29 MAR 2018

Two former police officers in Mexico’s most dangerous state for journalists have been convicted of murdering a newspaper owner, a rare sentence in a country where impunity reigns in nearly…

How Violence Could Hijack Mexico’s Presidential Elections

HUMAN RIGHTS / 28 MAR 2018

A spate of attacks against politicians ahead of the July presidential elections in Mexico has once again turned attention to the influence of criminal organizations in the country’s politics, with…

Medellín Exhibition Commemorates Violence, Resistance in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 27 MAR 2018

Medellín, Colombia is a city of paradoxes. Its multifacted nature is showcased in a powerful new exhibition that tells a story of local resistance to decades of extreme violence.

Unregulated Private Security Firms Fuel LatAm Crime, Violence: Report

BRAZIL / 27 MAR 2018

A new report says that a lack of regulation of private security companies in Latin America is having negative impacts on security and at times facilitates criminal activities, underscoring how…

Venezuela President Traded Contracts for Campaign Cash From Odebrecht

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 MAR 2018

New evidence suggests Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro gave multimillion-dollar public contracts to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht in exchange for millions of dollars in campaign funds, another indication of the massive…

Closing In on El Salvador Cabinet Member, US Detains His Brother

EL SALVADOR / 26 MAR 2018

José Luis Merino, a high-ranking and controversial government official in El Salvador, has been the subject of a US-led investigation into corruption and drug trafficking. Now US authorities are also…

Central America Elites Continue Onslaught Against Anti-Graft Commissions

ELITES AND CRIME / 26 MAR 2018

Elites in Guatemala and Honduras are continuing their campaign to defang anti-corruption commissions in their respective countries with a series of new moves aimed at getting rid of the independent…

Disappearances at US-Mexico Border Highlight Persistent Insecurity

MEXICO / 23 MAR 2018

A new report has revealed that the Mexican states with the highest rates of disappearances are located along the US-Mexico border, illustrating how both crime groups and security forces in…

Odebrecht Scandal Takes Political Elites by Storm in Peru

ELITES AND CRIME / 23 MAR 2018

The resignation of Peru's president illustrates the incredible reach and power of the so-called Odebrecht case and will cause other elites connected to the case to squirm in their seats.

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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. …