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Guatemala Ex-President and VP Still Wield Power From Jail: Report

CIACS / 20 DEC 2016

A recent report has suggested that Guatemala's incarcerated former president and vice president continue to wield power from behind bars over a year after their fall from grace, casting fresh…

Panama's Record Drug Seizures Reflect Colombia's Cocaine Boom

COLOMBIA / 16 DEC 2016

Authorities in Panama say they have seized more drugs in 2016 than in any other year since 2000, and soaring cocaine production in neighboring Colombia may be the most likely…

FARC Expels 5 Commanders, Revealing Extent of Rebel Fragmentation

COLOMBIA / 16 DEC 2016

Colombia's FARC have expelled five of their commanders, some of whom are powerful historical figures, a revealing indication of the guerrilla group's ongoing fragmentation as more elements criminalize despite the…

US Arrests Drug Company Execs for Allegedly Fueling Opioid Epidemic

HEROIN / 9 DEC 2016

Top executives of a US pharmaceutical company have been arrested for allegedly scheming to overprescribe the highly addictive opiate fentanyl, one of the main narcotics behind a national drug epidemic…

Colombia's ELN Rebels in Crisis As Demobilization Rate Nearly Doubles

COLOMBIA / 9 DEC 2016

Rebels from Colombia's second-largest guerrilla group have been demobilizing from the insurgency at nearly double last year's rate, adding weight to concerns that the guerrilla leadership is incapable of controlling…

How Will Trump's Pick for US Homeland Security Chief Impact LatAm?

SECURITY POLICY / 8 DEC 2016

US President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to lead the US Department of Homeland Security. InSight Crime analyzes what positive and negative effects his appointment may…

Spain and Morocco Bust Colombia Cocaine Trafficking Ring

COCAINE / 7 DEC 2016

Police in Spain and Morocco have dismantled what has been called the "most active" drug trafficking organization to operate across three continents, shedding light on the broad networks with connections…

Honduras Cracks Down on Little-Known Drug Trafficking Clan

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 DEC 2016

A security force operation in Honduras is cracking down on a little-known drug trafficking organization known as Los Pinto, a clan that may be benefiting from debilitating blows to other…

Ecuador Makes Biggest Cocaine Bust of 2016 as Drug Seizures Rise

COCAINE / 5 DEC 2016

Ecuador has seized around 10 metric tons of cocaine at the Guayaquil port in the space of a few days, suggesting that the country may be growing in importance as…

Cream Cocaine Latest Innovation by Drug Traffickers

CHILE / 2 DEC 2016

Cream cocaine appears to be the latest novelty used by traffickers to help their drugs avoid detection, adding to a long list that has helped criminal groups stay one step…

Questionable New Security Index Gives LatAm Low Score

INFOGRAPHICS / 1 DEC 2016

A new index measuring the competence of countries' security forces has its flaws, but nevertheless offers insights into the fundamental issues in government priorities when it comes to combating crime…

Mexico Human Rights Case Brings Drug War to International Court

HUMAN RIGHTS / 29 NOV 2016

An international human rights court will see its first case of a forced disappearance related to the so-called "drug war" in Mexico, exerting pressure on a country that continues to…

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Criminal Enterprise on the High Seas

12 AUG 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an extensive investigation into Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing that plagues the waters of nine Latin American countries. Among the stories were how…

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Oceans Pillaged in Central America and the Caribbean

5 AUG 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the first installment of a nine-part investigation uncovering the hidden depths of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing in Latin America. The first installment covered Central America and…

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Venezuela’s Tren de Aragua Becomes Truly Transnational

29 JUL 2022

This week, InSight Crime published a deep dive into the total control that Venezuelan mega-gang, Tren de Aragua, has over the lives of those it smuggles between Venezuela and Chile…

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Turkish Traffickers Delivering Latin American Cocaine to Persian Gulf

15 JUL 2022

Last week, InSight Crime published the second half of an investigation piecing together the emerging role of Turkish cocaine traffickers in supplying Russia and the Persian Gulf, which are among…

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Turkey as a Lynchpin in European Cocaine Pipeline

8 JUL 2022

InSight Crime is extending its investigation into the cocaine pipeline to Europe, and tracking the growing connections between Latin American drug traffickers and European criminal organizations. This led us to…