Gabrielle Gorder

Buenaventura’s Everlasting Cycle of Violence Continues in Colombia

COLOMBIA / 4 MAR 2021

Residents of Buenaventura, a port city in western Colombia, have bveen caught in a crossfire between two warring criminal structures. But doubts remain as to whether this wave of violence…

The Little-Known Bolivia-Asia Drug Route

BOLIVIA / 5 FEB 2021

The seizure of a cocaine-laced package, bound for Thailand, at an airport in Bolivia, shines light on the little-known drug trafficking route to south and southeastern Asia that relies on…

MS13 Infiltrates Local Government in El Salvador Once Again

BARRIO 18 / 18 DEC 2020

A recent police raid in the eastern part of El Salvador, in which a mayor and several municipal and judicial officials were arrested, is the most recent example of an…

Charges Point to El Salvador Police Chief’s History of Obstructing Justice

EL SALVADOR / 17 DEC 2020

As El Salvador battles widespread allegations of fraud during the coronavirus pandemic, its most senior police official is now accused of helping to cover up government corruption.

Using Open Source Data to Combat Corruption in Paraguay

ELITES AND CRIME / 17 DEC 2020

A digital platform in Paraguay is seeking to improve the detection of cases of corruption and embezzlement in a country with a poor track record in addressing this issue.

The Endless War to Control Northwest Colombia’s Drug Routes

COCAINE / 10 DEC 2020

The killing of an Indigenous leader in Bahia Solano, on Colombia’s Pacific Coast, adds to mounting violence that has fueled the displacement of hundreds, as the Urabeños drug gang…

El Salvador Overspent on Hotels Used for Coronavirus Quarantine

CHEPE DIABLO / 9 DEC 2020

Hotels seized from accused Salvadoran drug kingpin Chepe Diablo were awarded lucrative government contracts to serve as quarantine centers, according to an audit of pandemic spending by El Salvador's Court of…

Record Drug Seizure Caps Off Difficult Year for Chile

CHILE / 4 DEC 2020

A record drug bust by Chilean armed forces showed that growing public concern about increased drug trafficking in the country is more than justified.

Submarines for Rent – The Best Option for Traffickers in Colombia

COCAINE / 2 DEC 2020

In November, the Attorney General’s Office, the Colombian Navy and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested 11 alleged members of an organization specialized in the manufacturing of submarines and…

Guatemala Police Case Stirs Up Dark Memories

COCAINE / 2 DEC 2020

Authorities in Guatemala have arrested seven individuals, among them four police officers, accused of belonging to a criminal organization dedicated to arms trafficking, theft and large scale drug trafficking.

Mexico Lacks Will, Means to Prevent Child Recruitment: Interview

HOMICIDES / 2 DEC 2020

Between 35,000 and 45,000 boys, girls and teenagers are apprehended and exploited by criminal groups in Mexico, according to Saskia Niño de Rivera, the director of Reinserta, a foundation that…

Contentious Guatemala Budget Sees Frustrations Boil Over

ELITES AND CRIME / 25 NOV 2020

Protestors flooded the streets of Guatemala after the congress approved a budget for 2021 that, reduced funds for the judicial branch by half, while increasing funding for offices accused of…

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12 FEB 2021

InSight Crime is looking for a full-time strategic communications manager. This person needs to be able to work in a fast-paced world of daily news, high-profile investigations, national and international…

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InSight Crime Events – Border Crime: The Northern Triangle and Tri-Border Area

ARGENTINA / 25 JAN 2021

Through several rounds of extensive field investigations, our researchers have analyzed and mapped out the main illicit economies and criminal groups present in 39 border departments spread across the six countries of study – the Northern Triangle trio of Guatemala, Honduras, and El…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simón Bolívar National Journalism Prize

COLOMBIA / 20 NOV 2020

The staff at InSight Crime was awarded the prestigious Simón Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was…

ANALYSIS

InSight Crime – From Uncovering Organized Crime to Finding What Works

COLOMBIA / 12 NOV 2020

This project began 10 years ago as an effort to address a problem: the lack of daily coverage, investigative stories and analysis of organized crime in the Americas. …