Archive: Sep 2019

Guyana Optimistic About Anti-Corruption Fight Although Resource Curse Looms

GUYANA / 30 SEP 2019

Guyanese citizens are optimistic about their country’s progress in the fight against corruption, although Guyana still faces major challenges to prepare itself to manage its newfound oil wealth.

Mexico’s Cartels Fighting It Out for Control of Avocado Business

EXTORTION / 30 SEP 2019

Four competing drug cartels are extorting avocado producers in Michoacán, Mexico, showing how the fruit is becoming an increasingly important source of illicit profits in the context of shifting criminal…

Can Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel Win the Turf War for Michoacán?

EL MENCHO / 27 SEP 2019

Representatives of Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel have spoken out on behalf of their shadowy leader to demand that residents of a town in the hotly contested Tierra Caliente region help them…

AMLO Yet to Bring Justice in Mexico’s Ayotzinapa Case

AYOTZINAPA / 26 SEP 2019

After his landslide victory, Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador vowed to get to the bottom of a national scandal involving the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teachers…

Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Gang Seeks to Grow Inside Brazil Prisons

BRAZIL / 26 SEP 2019

Members of Venezuela's large and dangerous Tren del Aragua gang are actively trying to expand their group's influence in the Brazilian prisons where they are incarcerated. …

Carlos Luis Revete, alias ‘El Coqui’

VENEZUELA PERSONALITIES / 26 SEP 2019

Carlos Luis Revette, alias “El Coqui,” is one of Venezuela’s most wanted criminals and leader of the “megabanda" that controls the Cota 905 district to the southwest of Caracas.

Record Cocaine Hauls Confirm Guinea-Bissau’s ‘Narco-State’ Reputation

COCAINE / 25 SEP 2019

Despite being named Africa's first "narco-state" for over a decade now, Guinea-Bissau has failed to contain its role in the international drugs trade, and shipments of cocaine from Latin America…

Drones Pose New Threat on Colombia’s Pacific Coast

COLOMBIA / 25 SEP 2019

The discovery of two drones in the department of Nariño has raised fears about what impact such technology could have on the current conflict in the southwest of Colombia. …

El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele Tainted by Money Laundering Allegations

EL SALVADOR / 24 SEP 2019

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele is at the center of a complex web of financial transactions, which show he received millions of dollars from a subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned oil…

Drug Seizures Increase in Belize as More Cocaine Flows North

BELIZE / 24 SEP 2019

Despite limited interdiction capabilities, authorities in Belize have made a number of recent drug busts, underscoring that the Central American country is grappling with a surge in cocaine moving north…

ELN Gains Upper Hand Over EPL in Norte de Santander, Colombia

ELN / 24 SEP 2019

A recent split within the EPL guerrilla force has left it weakened and allowed its rival, the ELN, to gain an advantage in Norte de Santander, a Colombian department on…

Peru’s Shining Path Plots Unlikely Return to Power

PERU / 23 SEP 2019

A 400-page document by Peru's Shining Path guerrillas details the group's elaborate plans to increase drug trafficking operations and attacks on the military. But its long-held ultimate goal -- to overthrow…

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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. …