Archive: Apr 2018

US Congressional Hearing Is Latest Play Against CICIG in Guatemala

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 APR 2018

A dispute over the legitimacy of an independent anti-corruption body in Guatemala has landed in Washington, where a special Senate hearing examined the confusing case of the body’s alleged persecution…

Amid Colombia Peace Deal Shake-Up, Second FARC Leader Targeted: Report

COLOMBIA / 30 APR 2018

Following the explosive revelation of US drug charges against a guerrilla fighter turned politician in Colombia, another former rebel is reportedly under investigation by US authorities, potentially deepening demobilizing fighters'…

Weekly InSight: Arrests, Controversy Threaten Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

COLOMBIA / 27 APR 2018

In our April 26 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Ángela Olaya and Spanish Editor Ronna Rísquez discussed the events that have been jeopardizing the country’s peace accord with the FARC…

Anti-Corruption Fight at Stake in Honduras Attorney General Selection

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 APR 2018

The selection process for the new attorney general in Honduras is already causing concern among civil society organizations due to a shortfall of candidates and the lack of time to…

Honduras Criminals Feed Migrants’ Growing Demand for Forged Documents

HONDURAS / 26 APR 2018

A network of identity traffickers in Honduras may have sold forged documents to hundreds of immigrants from other continents, taking advantage of the fact that Latin America is increasingly being…

After Working With CIA, Old-School ‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Face US Justice

COLOMBIA / 26 APR 2018

A US court handed down an 11-year sentence to a former "cocaine cowboy" whose brother is currently fighting deportation from the United States. Both men worked alongside the US government…

FARC Leader Turns Back on Congress, Further Jeopardizing Peace

COLOMBIA / 25 APR 2018

The announcement by a FARC party heavyweight that he would not take a senatorial seat he was offered as part of a 2016-peace agreement may further jeopardize an already shaky…

Jamaica Brings Back Security Force Occupation as Violence Rises

CARIBBEAN / 24 APR 2018

Jamaica security forces are being sent back into a neighborhood where the recent withdrawal of a joint military-police occupation led to a spike in murders, highlighting the ineffectiveness of short-term…

Arrest of Colonel With MS13 Ties Reveals Sophisticated Gang Tactics

ELITES AND CRIME / 24 APR 2018

The recent arrest of a Guatemalan army colonel for allegedly laundering money for the MS13 shows gangs are growing more sophisticated in their operations and ties to security forces.

Monos Case Shows Strength, Weakness of Argentina Justice: Prosecutor

ARGENTINA / 23 APR 2018

On April 9, a court in the province of Santa Fé in Argentina sentenced leaders of the criminal group known as "the Monos" and nine police officers to prison for…

Four Takeaways From Mexico’s Presidential Debate

HOMICIDES / 23 APR 2018

Mexico's voters eager for practical solutions to tackle the country's record-high homicide rate and the increasingly complex criminal dynamics were left waiting in vain as presidential candidates taking part in the…

Weekly InSight: The Story Behind the Finalists for Attorney General in Guatemala

ELITES AND CRIME / 23 APR 2018

In our April 19 Facebook Live session, Investigator Felipe Puerta and Managing Editor Josefina Salomón discussed the selection process for Guatemala’s attorney general, now poised for its final stage.

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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. …