Archive: Oct 2018

Venezuela Govt. Controls Spur Cattle Smuggling Into Colombia

COLOMBIA / 31 OCT 2018

A growth in cattle smuggling from Venezuela to Colombia with participation from criminal organizations could be the result of heavy-handed controls that the government of President Nicolás Maduro has been…

Even With ‘El Chapo’ Away, Sinaloa Cartel Remains Mexico’s Top Crime Group

EL CHAPO / 31 OCT 2018

The upcoming trial of Mexico’s former top drug kingpin El Chapo in the United States is being hailed as a major win in the fight against organized crime, but has…

Impunity Persists in LatAm Cases of Murdered Journalists

BRAZIL / 30 OCT 2018

A new report says that authorities in Latin America continue to struggle in prosecuting cases of murdered journalists, suggesting an unwillingness to adequately investigate these cases. But this grim picture…

Are Caracas’ Murders Really Falling?

HOMICIDES / 30 OCT 2018

A recent government announcement about an alleged drop in the murder rate in Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, raises strong doubts about whether official figures are being utilized transparently and hides an…

3 Crime Factors Driving Northern Triangle Migrants Out

EL SALVADOR / 30 OCT 2018

What causes thousands of migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to march through Mexico in a caravan toward the United States? Here are three interlocking criminal factors.

Can Brazil’s Bolsonaro Deliver on Crime, Corruption Promises?

BRAZIL / 29 OCT 2018

Brazil's presidential election resulted in the victory of far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro, who has promised to crush rampant crime and corruption with an iron fist. But the president-elect may find…

Paraguay Authorities Foil New Plan to Free Red Command Leader

BRAZIL / 26 OCT 2018

Authorities in Paraguay have foiled, for the second time in a month, an attempt to free a Brazilian drug trafficker imprisoned in the Southern Cone nation, raising fresh questions about…

Witness Protection in El Chapo Trial Becoming Legal Ping-Pong

EL CHAPO / 26 OCT 2018

With the trial of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias “El Chapo,” set to begin on November 5, fears over whether jurors and witnesses can be kept safe are…

El Salvador Town Wants to Combat Violence With Tourism

EL SALVADOR / 25 OCT 2018

San Pedro Perulapán, in El Salvador, is one of the most violent towns in one of the world’s most violent countries. The situation in the historic municipality has become so grave…

Human Trafficking in Colombia Increasingly Targets Venezuelan Migrants

COLOMBIA / 24 OCT 2018

Three separate human trafficking networks that targeted Venezuelans were dismantled in less than a week in Colombia, showing how the increasing forced migration of Venezuelan citizens buoys the crime in…

US Fentanyl Seizure Suggests Evolving Mexican-Dominican Links

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 24 OCT 2018

US authorities arrested two Dominican citizens in connection to a multimillion-dollar fentanyl shipment delivered from Mexico, suggesting that relations between these two groups may be evolving in the context of…

Cause of Juárez Homicide Dip? Same as Homicide Jump

HOMICIDES / 24 OCT 2018

A truce among rival criminal gangs is said to be behind a sudden dip in homicides in Juárez, though the northern Mexico border city is still on path for its…

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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. …