Archive: Jul 2018

Colombia Ex-President Uribe Faces Preeminent Legal Battle

COLOMBIA / 31 JUL 2018

Colombia's former President Álvaro Uribe is facing an uncertain future after announcing his resignation from the Senate. Now his lawyers are trying to buy some time to prepare his defense as the possibility…

Corruption Networks Obstruct El Salvador Supreme Court Selection

EL SALVADOR / 31 JUL 2018

Five judges, one-third of El Salvador’s Supreme Court, finished their nine-year term on July 15. But the selection process for their replacements has not been finalized, in part because deputies…

US Charges Point to Rampant Corruption at Venezuela State Oil Company

ELITES AND CRIME / 30 JUL 2018

US authorities are charging a network of Venezuelan elites and international financial actors with laundering over a billion dollars stolen from the state-owned oil company, illustrating once again how corruption…

5 Strategies to Combat Human Trafficking in the Americas

ARGENTINA / 30 JUL 2018

Human trafficking remains one of world’s most profitable criminal industries, but recent initiatives show governments and activists across the Americas are developing new and innovative strategies to tackle the illicit…

US State Dept to Create Central America Corruption ‘Blacklist’

EL SALVADOR / 27 JUL 2018

On July 26, the US House and Senate approved a bill that will require the Secretary of State to share the identities of government officials in Central America’s Northern Triangle…

Weekly InSight: Argentina Takes a Step Towards Militarization

ARGENTINA / 27 JUL 2018

In our July 26 Facebook Live session, InSight Crime’s Spanish Editor Ronna Rísquez and Managing Editor Josefina Salomón discussed recent changes to the role of Argentina’s armed forces and their…

Mexico Organized Crime-Related Executions Hit Record High: Report

HOMICIDES / 26 JUL 2018

A new report says that executions linked to organized crime in Mexico have skyrocketed to record levels during the first six months of 2018, underscoring how shifting criminal dynamics continue…

Guatemala Self-Defense Groups Reminder of Security Concerns

EL SALVADOR / 25 JUL 2018

Authorities in Guatemala fear that self-defense groups operating in response to a lack of state presence may turn into criminal organizations engaged in illicit activities, something authorities throughout the region…

Nicaragua Anti-Terrorism Law Could Criminalize Opposition

EL SALVADOR / 25 JUL 2018

Lawmakers in Nicaragua recently approved an anti-terrorism law that many fear will be used to criminalize the opposition amid a deepening political crisis, a tactic used by other governments throughout…

The New Criminal Group Hitting Mexico’s CJNG Where It Hurts

JALISCO CARTEL / 24 JUL 2018

A new criminal group is challenging one of Mexico’s most powerful cartels on its home turf of Guadalajara, provoking a wave of violence in the city.

LatAm Deadliest Region for Environmental Defenders: Report

BRAZIL / 24 JUL 2018

A new report says that the majority of killings of land and environmental leaders last year took place in Latin America, underscoring how shifting organized crime dynamics put environmental activists…

Guatemala President Uses Interior Ministry to Weaken Anti-Graft Body

ELITES AND CRIME / 23 JUL 2018

The Guatemala Interior Ministry’s withdrawal of police assigned to the CICIG, its internationally-backed anti-graft body, is a likely sign that the president has chosen the ministry as his go-to instrument…

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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. …