What Lies Behind Jamaica's Perpetual Loop of States of Emergency?
A broad state of emergency announced across Jamaica in order to rein in rising violence has met with scorn.
True Cost of El Salvador’s War on Gangs Still Being Tallied
The escalation of El Salvador's gang crackdown in the city of Soyapango has raised severe questions as to whether gang members are really still being rooted out.
Smugglers Leave Haitian Migrants Marooned on Desert Islands Off Puerto Rico
Human smugglers are leaving Haitian migrants stranded on desert islands in the channel between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
International Sanctions Seek to Weaken Haiti's Patronage System Between Politicians, Gangs
Sanctions from the US and Canada are targeting Haiti's long history of patronage between political parties and violent gangs.
Ex-FARC Civil War in Putumayo Tests Colombia Government's Resolve
Feuding guerrilla factions for control of Colombia’s coca-rich southern state of Putumayo continue to claim dozens of lives.
Corruption, Cocaine, and Gold: Interview With Suriname's President Santokhi
InSight Crime sat down with Suriname's President Chan Santokhi to discuss the multiple criminal challenges ahead for the country.
Uruguay's Gang Wars Worsen in Montevideo Neighborhoods
Villa Española and Peñarol in Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, have become the center of fighting between local drug trafficking gangs.
Transfers of Gang Leaders Focus Points for Ecuador’s Prison Violence
The transfers of top gang leaders from prison to prison in Ecuador often precede outbreaks of horrifying violence.
Is the Quality of Cocaine Worse in the United States Than in Europe?
A new report has investigated claims that the purity of cocaine available in North America is continuously decreasing.
Paraguay’s Former President Horacio Cartes Losing Aura of Impunity
A new report by Paraguay’s Congress has connected former president, Horacio Cartes, to a raft of crimes.
Grenades and Land Mines - Why Ecuador Remains a Storehouse for Ex-FARC Mafia
Ecuador continues to regularly find caches of weaponry belonging to Colombian guerrilla groups, including land mines and hand grenades.
How Ecuador and Venezuela Face Differing Invasions of Fake US Dollars
US dollars have been flooding into Venezuela and Ecuador, with authorities unaware of how widespread their use has become…
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Venezuela Coverage Continues to be Highlighted
This week, InSight Crime co-director Jeremy McDermott was the featured guest on the Americas Quarterly podcast, where he provided an expert overview of the changing dynamics…
Venezuela's Organized Crime Top 10 Attracts Attention
Last week, InSight Crime published its ranking of Venezuela’s ten organized crime groups to accompany the launch of the Venezuela Organized Crime Observatory. Read…
InSight Crime on El País Podcast
This week, InSight Crime co-founder, Jeremy McDermott, was among experts featured in an El País podcast on the progress of Colombia’s nascent peace process.
InSight Crime Interviewed by Associated Press
This week, InSight Crime’s Co-director Jeremy McDermott was interviewed by the Associated Press on developments in Haiti as the country continues its prolonged collapse. McDermott’s words were republished around the world,…
Escaping Barrio 18
Last week, InSight Crime published an investigation charting the story of Desafío, a 28-year-old Barrio 18 gang member who is desperate to escape gang life. But there’s one problem: he’s…