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Warnings of Child Recruitment Taking Place Close to Bogotá, Colombia

COLOMBIA / 1 APR 2020

A new report warning of child recruitment in a municipality bordering Colombia's capital city of Bogotá shows that this issue is a nationwide concern, spreading far beyond its rural areas.

Rastrojos Under Siege at Colombia-Venezuela Border

COLOMBIA / 30 MAR 2020

The Colombian criminal group Los Rastrojos is fighting a two-front war: against ELN guerrillas looking to usurp the group's highly profitable operations along the border with Venezuela, and against Venezuelan…

The Women Who Want to Leave Coca Behind in Colombia's Putumayo

COCAINE / 26 MAR 2020

In Putumayo, as in much of Colombia, female coca growers face a difficult choice: obey armed groups and continue working in illegal economies, or put themselves at risk by seeking…

Costa Rica's Security Minister Talks Cocaine, Killings, and Organized Crime

COCAINE / 23 MAR 2020

Costa Rica has had a tumultuous start to 2020. The country seized the largest ever haul of cocaine within its borders and homicides were up in the first two months…

Honduras Goes From Transit Nation to Cocaine Producer

COCAINE / 19 MAR 2020

Over the last decade, Honduras has seen a proliferation of laboratories capable of transforming coca leaf into cocaine hydrochloride. This means that Honduras, once only a transit point for drugs,…

Uruguay Tries to Make Sense of Repeated Attacks on Police

SECURITY POLICY / 13 MAR 2020

The growing number of attacks on police in Uruguay reflects the growing role of local organized crime in a country that until recently was thought to be one of the…

Clandestine Airstrips, Drug Flights Becoming More Frequent Across Venezuela

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 12 MAR 2020

Clandestine airstrips found in Venezuela and suspected drug flights leaving the country soared in 2019, with different parts of the country being used as aerial connection points, but the total…

Ex-FARC Mafia Drives Park Rangers Out of Colombia's Amazon

COLOMBIA / 12 MAR 2020

After receiving threats, park rangers in Colombia have abandoned areas of the Amazon that they were protecting. Now these territories could fall increasingly under the control of criminal groups.

Report Recognizes Drug Trafficking Influence of Venezuela’s Cartel of the Suns

CARTEL OF THE SUNS / 6 MAR 2020

For the first time, the International Narcotics Control Board has recognized the growing influence of the "Cartel of the Suns," the name for a criminal structure within the ranks of…

ELN Showcases Unique Ability to Paralyze Parts of Colombia

COLOMBIA / 6 MAR 2020

For three days in mid-February, the ELN made a show of force, staging simultaneous operations across Colombia in a show of force, which also sent a clear message to the…

Capital Murder: 2019 Homicide Rates in Latin America's Capital Cities

ARGENTINA / 5 MAR 2020

In a year marked by political and criminal turmoil, Latin American capitals did not escape the effects of the violence, organized crime and state repression experienced throughout the region.

Brazil's PGC Gang Emulates Larger Rivals in Move to Paraguay

BRAZIL / 2 MAR 2020

Two recent events show how one of Brazil's regional gangs, the PGC, is making waves inside Paraguay, likely seeking to emulate the drug trafficking success that its larger rivals have…

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The nature of global organized crime means that while InSight Crime focuses on Latin America, we also follow criminal dynamics worldwide. InSight Crime investigator Alessandro Ford covers the connections between Latin American and European…

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11 NOV 2022

Co-director Jeremy McDermott made a virtual presentation at a conference hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The ‘Sixth International Conference on Governance, Crime, and Justice…

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4 NOV 2022

InSight Crime Co-director Steven Dudley was interviewed for the podcast The Rosenberg Case: A Tale of Murder, Corruption, and Conspiracy in Guatemala, which explores the potential involvement of then president, Álvaro Colom,…