Why Are Murders Spreading Across Argentina's Most Violent City?
Argentina’s most violent city, Rosario, looks set to beat its homicide record set one decade ago. But the city’s criminal landscape has drastically changed. …
Ecuador Illegal Fishermen Target Sardines, Anchovies Amid Fishmeal Boom
Fishing vessels are harvesting smaller marine species in Ecuador as the demand for fishmeal is drawing the attention of illegal fishermen.
Do Drug Traffickers Deserve Royalties from Narco-Series?
Accused drug trafficker Sandra Ávila Beltrán is demanding she be paid royalties for the “Queen of the South” Netflix series.
Uruguay Becoming Arms Trafficking Hub Between Argentina and Brazil
Uruguayan authorities have dismantled a smuggling ring moving weapons into the country from Argentina.
Gang Killings of Bus Drivers Paralyzes Colombia’s Fourth City
A local gang targeted bus drivers in Barranquilla, Colombia, to gain attention ahead of the country's change in government.
Yachts and Cocaine - An Annual Voyage Between Argentina and Spain
Two Argentine restaurateurs residing in Spain are wanted for allegedly using yachts to send cocaine between South America and Europe.
Express Extortion: Easy Credit Apps Come at a High Cost In Mexico
Scammers in Mexico have yet again evolved their modus operandi by using express credit apps to extort users and drain their bank accounts.
Two Coca Regions in Peru, One Cocaine Shipment to Europe
European-bound Peruvian cocaine is usually moved by foreign gangs. But now homegrown criminals are muscling in on the action.
Politicians and Police Linked to Colombian Child Sex Ring
Colombian police uncovered a sex ring featuring underage migrants from Venezuela. Why does sex trafficking flourish in border areas?…
Could Gustavo Petro Legalize Coca and Cocaine in Colombia?
A controversial bill proposing the legalization of the coca leaf and coca derivatives, including cocaine, has gained traction in Colombia.
Corrupt Security Services Worsen Ecuador's Murder Problem
The siphoning of guns in police custody to criminals and a naval officer accused of acting in a hit squad are but two of the latest examples of how corruption…
Can Peru Counter Drug Trafficking by Buying All the Coca?
A government proposal for Peru to purchase all the country’s coca production has generated fierce debate, but experts question whether it is even feasible.
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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.