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THE ORGANIZATION / 24 NOV 2022

For over twelve years, InSight Crime has contributed to the global dialogue on organized crime and corruption. Our work has provided policymakers, analysts, academics, journalists, and the general public with…

Cocaine Brokers: The 'Ndrangheta in South America

INVESTIGATIONS / 23 NOV 2022

Italy’s ’Ndrangheta Mafia has capitalized on South America’s cocaine boom to secure its role as one of the most influential drug trafficking groups in the world. Based in the southern…

NEWS

Was a Super Cartel Really Controlling Europe's Drug Trade?

COCAINE / 29 NOV 2022

Balkan drug trafficker, Edin Gačanin, is but the latest member of a so-called Super Cartel to be arrested in Dubai in recent months.

NEWS

Honduras' State of Exception May Set Worrying Precedent

BARRIO 18 / 29 NOV 2022

Honduras declared a state of exception as extortion cases rise, suspending constitutional rights in cities and deploying thousands of troops.

NEWS

Smugglers Leave Haitian Migrants Marooned on Desert Islands Off Puerto Rico

HAITI / 28 NOV 2022

Human smugglers are leaving Haitian migrants stranded on desert islands in the channel between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

NEWS

Why Mega-Prisons Holding Tens of Thousands Won't Make a Difference

BRAZIL / 25 NOV 2022

Failing prison systems and entrenched corruption mean mega-prisons holding tens of thousands won't solve insecurity in Latin America.

NEWS

International Sanctions Seek to Weaken Haiti's Patronage System Between Politicians, Gangs

ELITES AND CRIME / 24 NOV 2022

Sanctions from the US and Canada are targeting Haiti's long history of patronage between political parties and violent gangs.

NEWS

How Organized Crime Profits from Migrant Flow Across Colombia's Darién Gap

COLOMBIA / 24 NOV 2022

Migrants crossing the Darién Gap between Colombia and Panama face extortion, rape, violence, and being forced to carry drugs.

NEWS

Digital Wild West: Latin America Unprepared for Crypto-Crime

BRAZIL / 23 NOV 2022

A lack of regulation surrounding how crypto-currencies are used by organized crime has left Latin America dangerously exposed.

NEWS

US Sanctions Oversimplify Fentanyl Trafficking From Mexico

FENTANYL / 22 NOV 2022

Authorities in the United States have sanctioned a Mexican criminal group for trafficking illicit fentanyl into the country.

NEWS

Ex-FARC Civil War in Putumayo Tests Colombia Government's Resolve

COCAINE / 21 NOV 2022

Feuding guerrilla factions for control of Colombia’s coca-rich southern state of Putumayo continue to claim dozens of lives.

NEWS

Wildlife Trafficking Grows in Mexico as Criminals Go Digital

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME / 21 NOV 2022

Wildlife traffickers in Mexico are taking advantage of the social media marketplace, placing some of Mexico’s endangered species in peril.

Featured Reporting and Analysis

Environmental crime is devastating the Amazon. What are these five Amazonian states doing to protect it?…

ECUADOR / 8 NOV 2022

The 'Ndrangheta have made the Italian port of Gioia Tauro crucial to their European cocaine empire by controlling it with corruption and threats.

COCAINE / 23 NOV 2022

The threat of fentanyl in Mexico is growing, yet a lack of comprehensive data collection means the problem is unseen at the national level.

FEATURED / 10 NOV 2022

A close relationship between a Colombian warlord and an Italian restaurateur would lead to Europe being flooded with cocaine by the 'Ndrangheta.

AUC / 23 NOV 2022

InSight Crime sat down with Suriname's President Chan Santokhi to discuss the multiple criminal challenges ahead for the country.

COCAINE / 17 NOV 2022

Rocco Morabito embodied the 'Ndrangheta business model in Latin America. Read about his incredible story here.

ARGENTINA / 23 NOV 2022

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Join Us This #GivingTuesday in Exposing Organized Crime

24 NOV 2022

For over twelve years, InSight Crime has contributed to the global dialogue on organized crime and corruption. Our work has provided policymakers, analysts, academics, journalists, and the general public with…

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Like Crime, Our Coverage Knows No Borders

18 NOV 2022

The nature of global organized crime means that while InSight Crime focuses on Latin America, we also follow criminal dynamics worldwide. InSight Crime investigator Alessandro Ford covers the connections between Latin American and European…

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Using Data to Expose Crime

11 NOV 2022

Co-director Jeremy McDermott made a virtual presentation at a conference hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The ‘Sixth International Conference on Governance, Crime, and Justice…

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4 NOV 2022

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley was interviewed for the podcast The Rosenberg Case: A Tale of Murder, Corruption, and Conspiracy in Guatemala, which explores the potential involvement of then president, Álvaro Colom,…

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