Chiapas Bleeds as CJNG, Sinaloa Cartel Fight for Guatemala Trafficking Routes
Clashes between the Sinaloa Cartel and the CJNG in Chiapas, close to the Mexico-Guatemala border have displacee of thousands.
How Common Experiences Help Mexican Gangs Find New Recruits
A new study shows how gang recruiters in Mexico target young men who have been exposed to crime at a young age.
‘Clan Farruku’ Arrests Highlight Albanians’ Latin America Cocaine Connections
Clan Farruku, an Albanian crime group, was recently dismantled in Ecuador after receiving over ten tons of cocaine from Latin America.
Pablo Escobar and the Real Criminal Story of the Cocaine Bear
The movie Cocaine Bear has a surprising connection to Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel, especially how they trafficked drugs to the US.
Brazil Case Illustrates Struggle With Corrupt Police
Police in Ceará, Brazil, have been detained for alleged connections to organized crime in alarming numbers.
Latin America Makes Little Progress Against Corruption
Countries across Latin America continue to make stubbornly little progress in the fight against corruption.
Sticks and Carrots: Lula's Balancing Act in Brazil's Crime-Wracked Amazon
Brazil's president Lula is acting quickly to kick out illegal miners and loggers from the Amazon. But the right economic solutions are needed.
Ecuador's Navy Grappling With Mounting Evidence of Criminal Collusion
Corrupt Navy troops in Ecuador can be highly useful for drug traffickers, either to protect cocaine shipments or to simply let them pass.
Reports of Brazil's PCC Taking Over Portugal Cocaine Trade Remain Unfounded
Record seizures of cocaine in Portugal have raised fears Brazil's PCC may be getting increasingly involved.
Death, Taxes, and Extortion: Why Latin American Companies Keep Paying Up
Extortion in Latin America continues to bring in fortunes for criminal gangs. So how do they do it?…
How Will Ovidio's Arrest in Mexico Affect Sinaloa Cartel and the Fentanyl Trade?
Mexico has arrested one of El Chapo's sons, Ovidio, at a bitter cost. But will it make a difference to the Sinaloa Cartel?…
E-Scooter Is Vehicle of Choice for Fashionable Argentina Traffickers
E-scooters are helping Argentine drug dealers avoid city traffic and get the goods to their customers on time.
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All Eyes on Ecuador
Our coverage of organized crime in Ecuador continues to be a valuable resource for international and local news outlets. Internationally, Reuters cited our 2022 Homicide Round-Up,…
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Venezuela Coverage Receives Great Reception
Several of InSight Crime’s most recent articles about Venezuela have been well received by regional media. Our article on Venezuela’s colectivos expanding beyond their political role to control access to…
InSight Crime's Chemical Precursor Report Continues
For the second week in a row, our investigation into the flow of precursor chemicals for the manufacture of synthetic drugs in Mexico has been cited by multiple regional media…
InSight Crime’s Chemical Precursor Report Widely Cited
We are proud to see that our recently published investigation into the supply chain of chemical precursors feeding Mexico’s synthetic drug production has been warmly received.