Alicia Florez

How Did the Castedo Clan Run the Drug Trade in Northern Argentina?

ARGENTINA / 14 DEC 2022

Clan Castedo, one of Argentina's most drug trafficking groups, ran the cocaine trade into Bolivia thanks to a network of corrupt allies.

Legitimate Businesses Used as Fronts for Human Trafficking in Argentina

ARGENTINA / 15 SEP 2022

Human traffickers in Argentina are using legitimate business to continue their illicit activities and elude authorities.

FARC Dissidents Patrol Streets in Broad Daylight on Colombia-Venezuela Border

COLOMBIA / 21 JUL 2022

Videos showing an ex-FARC Mafia group patrolling Tibú, Colombia, demonstrate the state’s weakening grip on the Catatumbo subregion.

The Gospel of Man, in Church and Gang

EL SALVADOR / 15 JUN 2022

The MS13 gang and the Pentecostal Church are two worlds seemingly at odds. One man, known as Elvis, has a foot in both.

Colombia's Election Year Begins with Alarming Escalation in Violence

COCAINE / 8 MAR 2022

The recent escalation of violence perpetrated by criminal groups in Colombia could not only undermine the upcoming elections, but aggravate the complex security situation in some areas of the country.

Argentina Redraws Marijuana Maps After Massive Seizure

ARGENTINA / 18 FEB 2022

A colossal seizure of more than 10,000 cannabis plants in the western provinces of Salta and Jujuy in Argentina provides evidence that marijuana growers are trying to spread the illicit…

Extortionists Copycat Argentina's Monos Gang

ARGENTINA / 23 NOV 2021

A criminal borrowed the surname of the imprisoned Monos gang boss to receive extortion payments from businesses in the Argentine city of Rosario – a play that smacks of a…

Entre Ríos: Argentina's Rising Drug Trafficking Transit Hub

ARGENTINA / 25 OCT 2021

Argentine province bordering Uruguay has become a transit hub for drug trafficking out of Paraguay, revealing a new route used to propel cocaine across the Southern Cone.

How Contraband Tomatoes are Hurting Paraguay's Economy

ARGENTINA / 8 OCT 2021

A shipment of contraband tomatoes seized in Paraguay…

Corruption Plagues Argentina's Justice System

ARGENTINA / 18 MAY 2021

A judge in Argentina has been charged with running a corruption network that included lawyers and a slain customs official, in a case that illustrates a pattern of judges accused…

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Europe Coverage Makes a Splash

20 JAN 2023

Last week, InSight Crime published an analysis of the role of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport as an arrival hub for cocaine and methamphetamine from Mexico.  The article was picked up by…

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13 JAN 2023

Our coverage of the arrest of Chapitos’ co-founder Ovidio Guzmán López in Mexico has received worldwide attention.In the UK, outlets including The Independent and BBC…

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InSight Crime Shares Expertise with US State Department

16 DEC 2022

Last week, InSight Crime Co-founder Steven Dudley took part in the International Anti-Corruption Conference organized by the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor and…

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Immediate Response to US-Mexico Marijuana Investigation

9 DEC 2022

InSight Crime’s investigation into how the legalization of marijuana in many US states has changed Mexico’s criminal dynamics made a splash this week appearing on the front page of…

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‘Ndrangheta Investigation, Exclusive Interview With Suriname President Make Waves

2 DEC 2022

Two weeks ago, InSight Crime published an investigation into how Italian mafia clan the ‘Ndrangheta built a cocaine trafficking network from South America to ‘Ndrangheta-controlled Italian ports. The investigation generated…