Archive: Nov 2019

Legend of Colombia’s Narco-Subs Reaching Europe Becomes Reality

COCAINE / 29 NOV 2019

The discovery of a narco-submarine in Spain has raised questions about where and how these vessels are being used, since all previous seizures by Colombia and the United States in…

Cops Battle Their Own As Extortion Spikes in Guatemala

EXTORTION / 28 NOV 2019

Police officers on patrol in Guatemala came under fire as they investigated colleagues for allegedly demanding payments from local gang members, underscoring the breadth of extortion in the Central American…

Costa Rica Oil Theft Reaches Record High in 2019

COSTA RICA / 27 NOV 2019

Oil theft cases in Costa have hit record levels in 2019 and increased nearly six fold in the past three years -- evidence that the fuel theft racket has grown dramatically…

Argentina Customs ‘Mafia’ Earns Millions From China Imports

ARGENTINA / 27 NOV 2019

Authorities in Argentina are prosecuting 48 customs officials accused of leading an elaborate network that made millions forging records of Chinese imports, highlighting how vulnerable the country's ports are to…

Dagoberto Ramos Mobile Column Blamed for Cauca Bombing, Other Colombia Attacks

COLOMBIA / 27 NOV 2019

An attack on a police station in the municipality of Santander de Quilichao, located in the northern part of Colombia’s Cauca department, is the latest event in a series of…

Brazil Eyes Extradition of Former Paraguay President for Money Laundering

BRAZIL / 26 NOV 2019

In an unprecedented move, authorities in Brazil have requested the extradition of former Paraguay President Horacio Cartes to face money laundering charges related to the sweeping Odebrecht scandal, raising questions…

Gangs Launch Grenades at Shops in Zulia, Venezuela

EXTORTION / 25 NOV 2019

In the northern Venezuela state home to the city of Maracaibo, gangs are taking an extremely violent measure against business owners who refuse to pay extortion: attacking them with what…

Bogotá Raid Shows Importance of Mexico Cartels for Colombian Coca

COCAINE / 25 NOV 2019

The dismantling of an international drug trafficking organization led by a powerful Mexican cartel is yet another example of how their money fuels much of Colombia's drug business.

Treasure, Corruption and Legal Machinations – Gerald’s Legacy in Ecuador

COCAINE / 22 NOV 2019

Gerald’s rise to becoming one of the most notorious drug traffickers Ecuador has produced to date was meteoric. But his fall has been just as dramatic, exposing not only the…

Colombia Criminals Confuse Authorities with False Identities

COLOMBIA / 21 NOV 2019

A new investigation has revealed that dozens of high-level criminals in Colombia have  obtained false identities in order to stay ahead of authorities.  …

Capture of Levi Felicio on the Brazil-Paraguay Border Raises Uncertainties

BRAZIL / 21 NOV 2019

The recent arrest of a purported Brazilian criminal gang boss, as well as a number of collaborators, including police, along the Brazil-Paraguay border has revealed a complicated problem: nobody knows…

Narcops: How Police and Drug Dealers Collude in Argentina

ARGENTINA / 20 NOV 2019

On April 10, 2018 in the Argentine city of Rosario, a man named Ramón Ezequiel Machuca was sentenced to 37 years in prison. The indictment was hailed by prosecutors as…

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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. …