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Colombia’s FARC Could Break Apart: Defense Minister

COLOMBIA / 25 OCT 2016

Colombia's Defense Minister has voiced serious concerns that the FARC guerrilla group may break apart if the government does not work fast to reach a new peace accord -- a…

Why Colombia Traffickers Love High-Tech 'Narco Torpedoes'

COLOMBIA / 25 OCT 2016

Authorities in Colombia claim to have discovered a new method of trafficking illegal drugs, but it is not the only innovative smuggling technique being used by the country's more sophisticated…

New Law Proposed by MACCIH Hits Familiar Obstacles in Honduras

ELITES AND CRIME / 24 OCT 2016

The second attempt by the Organization of American States (OAS) mission to reform Honduran laws and improve the fight against crime and corruption in state institutions has come up against…

8 Years After Indictment, US Sentences Colombia Crime Boss

COLOMBIA / 21 OCT 2016

A US court has sentenced a top Colombian drug trafficker years after he negotiated his way back to criminal life in Colombia, in a case that highlights weaknesses in the…

Fugitive Governor Further Damages Credibility of Mexico President

ELITES AND CRIME / 20 OCT 2016

The former governor of Veracruz, Mexico has gone missing amid a flurry of corruption allegations, dealing another heavy blow to the credibility of President Enrique Peña Nieto's scandal-plagued administration.

Half of Argentina's Federal Drug Crimes are for Personal Use

ARGENTINA / 20 OCT 2016

A rare report tallying drug-related judicial cases in Argentina provides an insight into how drug crimes vary by region, and draws attention to the importance of tackling domestic consumption as…

Mapped: Where Panama's Gangs are Strongest, Homicides are Highest

BAGDAD / 19 OCT 2016

Recent murder statistics from Panama reveal that the most violent areas of the country coincide with those where gang presence is strongest.

Can Opposing Sides Reach Consensus on Colombia Peace Process?

COLOMBIA / 14 OCT 2016

The FARC's commander in chief and Colombia's political opposition have staked out their positions on the renegotiation of a peace deal with the guerrilla group, but questions remain about whether…

US Drug Trial Could Expose Criminal Ties of Venezuela Elites

ELITES AND CRIME / 13 OCT 2016

New evidence from a high-reaching drug trafficking trial has directly implicated immediate relatives of Venezuela's president and his wife, in a saga that could expose the criminal ties of some…

How Colombia Peace Crisis Could Shake Up Criminal Landscape

COLOMBIA / 6 OCT 2016

Colombia's surprise rejection of a peace agreement between the government and the hemisphere's longest-running insurgency could push rebel factions to abandon the tenuous peace process and return to criminal activities.

How Rejected FARC Peace Deal Compares to Earlier Paramilitary Pact

AUC / 5 OCT 2016

Following the narrow victory by those who opposed the peace deal between Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group, InSight Crime considers how it compares to the transitional justice agreement…

Rio Drug Boss Killing Sparks Gang-Imposed Curfew

BRAZIL / 28 SEP 2016

The death of a top Rio de Janeiro drug trafficker at the hands of police provides insight into the relationship between one of Brazil's most powerful criminal organizations and the…

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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…