Archive: Sep 2018

Argentina Arrests Members of International Drug-Trafficking Soccer Hooligan Network

ARGENTINA / 28 SEP 2018

The arrest of several members of an international drug trafficking organization made up of soccer hooligans from Argentina and Colombia adds to the mounting evidence of the involvement of these groups…

Transnational Criminal Group Used US Postal Service to Traffic Drugs: Authorities

COLOMBIA / 28 SEP 2018

Authorities in the United States dismantled a transnational drug trafficking organization that utilized the US Postal Service to purchase and traffic drug shipments to and from Puerto Rico, highlighting how…

US Sanctions on Venezuela First Lady Solidify Country’s Mafia State Status

ELITES AND CRIME / 27 SEP 2018

Recent US sanctions against four top Venezuela government officials and close collaborators, among them the country’s first lady, add new dimensions and further support to the theory that Venezuela is…

Disbanding Municipal Police Unlikely to Improve Mexico Security Crisis

MEXICO / 27 SEP 2018

A proposal by the governor of Mexico’s southwest state of Guerrero to disband municipal police forces and replace them with a single unit is unlikely to rid the force of some…

Ayotzinapa: What Four Years of Impunity Say About Security In Mexico

AYOTZINAPA / 26 SEP 2018

The unsolved disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers college in Mexico four years ago put the level of collusion between the country’s organized crime groups and security forces on stark…

US 'Call to Action' on Drugs Shows Slipping Global Leadership Role

DRUG POLICY / 25 SEP 2018

The United States put out a "Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem" ahead of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting, but several countries, including some prominent…

Notebooks and Plea Deals: New Weapons Against Corruption in Argentina?

ARGENTINA / 24 SEP 2018

The recent indictment of a former president as part of a larger anti-corruption investigation is the latest in a series of cases targeting Argentina's elites, but some of the case's…

The Mexico Crime Bosses Peña Nieto’s Government Toppled

BELTRAN LEYVA ORG / 24 SEP 2018

When Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in 2012, he put together a list of 122 alleged criminals whose arrests would be “high-priority” in the country’s fight against organized…

4 Consequences of Morales’ War With the CICIG in Guatemala

ELITES AND CRIME / 21 SEP 2018

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales’ decision not to renew the mandate of the CICIG and to block reentry into the country of its leader, Commissioner Iván Velásquez, is already starting to…

Legislation Challenges Efforts to Reduce Bolivia Female Prison Population

BOLIVIA / 21 SEP 2018

A new report says that progress made in lowering the number of marginalized women incarcerated for minor drug offenses in Bolivia is at risk of stalling unless overly punishing legislation…

3 Reasons Why the Monos Trial in Argentina Matters

ARGENTINA / 20 SEP 2018

The trial of more than 30 members of Argentina’s most notorious and violent criminal organization, the Monos, on drug trafficking charges is likely to mark a milestone in the fight…

Colombia Cocaine Production Breaks New Record Levels: UNODC Report

COCA / 19 SEP 2018

Cocaine production in Colombia broke new records in 2017, ushering in a new era of criminal violence among the many armed actors vying to control the lucrative industry as criminal…

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InSight Crime’s Greater Focus on US-Mexico Border

20 JUL 2021

InSight Crime has decided to turn many of its investigative resources towards understanding and chronicling the criminal dynamics along the US-Mexico border.

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Key Arrests and Police Budget Increases Due to InSight Crime Investigations

8 JUL 2021

With Memo Fantasma’s arrest, InSight Crime has proven that our investigations can and will uncover major criminal threats in the Americas.

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Organized Crime’s Influence on Gender-Based Violence

30 JUN 2021

InSight Crime investigator Laura N. Ávila spoke on organized crime and gender-based violence at the launch of a research project by the United Nations Development Programme.

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Conversation with Paraguay Judicial Operators on PCC

24 JUN 2021

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley formed part of a panel attended by over 500 students, all of whom work in Paraguay's judicial system.

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Combating Environmental Crime in Colombia

15 JUN 2021

InSight Crime presented findings from an investigation into the main criminal activities fueling environmental destruction in Colombia.