Chris Dalby

Inside the Mafia-Run Cocaine Network Shattered by European Police

COCAINE / 17 DEC 2018

In early December, authorities dramatically curtailed the power of the Pelle-Vottari clan -  a grouping within the formidable ‘Ndrangheta mafia — arresting Domenico Pelle along with 89 others associated with…

Venezuela Coastal State Could Be Hot New Drug Trafficking Route

VENEZUELA / 4 DEC 2018

Venezuelan authorities seized six major drug shipments during the month of November in the eastern state of Anzoátegui, potentially indicating an increase in drug flow through the coastal area due…

New Brazil Cabinet Sets Up Tug of War Between Military and Judiciary

BRAZIL / 4 DEC 2018

The composition of Brazilian president-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s national security team has confirmed that his tough stance on violent crime continues to be a priority. However, other appointments including his justice…

‘Drug regulation must be tackled at the regional level’: Ricardo Lagos

DRUG POLICY / 3 DEC 2018

Few topics seem to be gaining as much traction, or courting as much controversy, across the Americas as the regulation of drugs.

New Corruption Case More Trouble for Embattled Former Honduras President

ELITES AND CRIME / 7 NOV 2018

A new investigation has involved Ramón Lobo Sosa, brother of former Honduras president Honduras Porfirio Lobo, in a corruption scheme that diverted funds from the president’s party to private individuals.

Tobacco Cartel May Mark Shift in Mexico Underworld

CONTRABAND / 7 NOV 2018

The rise of a new cartel that strong-arms vendors to sell homegrown cigarette brands in large parts of Mexico has sparked concern about criminal organizations seeking fresh income streams amidst…

Witness Protection in El Chapo Trial Becoming Legal Ping-Pong

EL CHAPO / 26 OCT 2018

With the trial of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, alias “El Chapo,” set to begin on November 5, fears over whether jurors and witnesses can be kept safe are…

Mexico Institutional Failures Allow CJNG to Thrive Unchecked

JALISCO CARTEL / 23 OCT 2018

Unsealed US indictments against top figures in the Jalisco Cartel New Generation signal the extent to which the group has gone virtually unhindered during the administration of Mexico’s President Enrique…

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Who Are Memo Fantasma and Sergio Roberto de Carvalho?

24 JUN 2022

Inside the criminal career of Memo Fantasma  In March 2020, InSight Crime revealed the identity and whereabouts of Memo Fantasma, a paramilitary commander and drug trafficker living in…

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Environmental and Academic Praise

17 JUN 2022

InSight Crime’s six-part series on the plunder of the Peruvian Amazon continues to inform the debate on environmental security in the region. Our Environmental Crimes Project Manager, María Fernanda Ramírez,…

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Series on Plunder of Peru’s Amazon Makes Headlines

10 JUN 2022

Since launching on June 2, InSight Crime’s six-part series on environmental crime in Peru’s Amazon has been well-received. Detailing the shocking impunity enjoyed by those plundering the rainforest, the investigation…

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Duarte’s Death Makes Waves

3 JUN 2022

The announcement of the death of Gentil Duarte, one of the top dissident commanders of the defunct Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), continues to reverberate in Venezuela and Colombia.

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Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 

27 MAY 2022

On May 18, InSight Crime launched its most recent investigation into cattle trafficking between Central America and Mexico. It showed precisely how beef, illicitly produced in Honduras, Guatemala…